Riedel delivers flexible comms to China’s first 4K OB van
CHINA: Riedel Communications’ Artist, MediorNet and RockNet systems have been installed into Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation’s (JSTV) new 4K-capable OB van, reportedly the first in China. The broadcaster worked with systems integrator New Digital Technology Holdings (NDT) to ensure the truck was supported with ‘clear, versatile’ communications as well as straightforward fibre interconnection and signal exchange between production units.
‘The Riedel intercom solution supplied by NDT provides the exceptional flexibility and performance appropriate for our new 4K OB truck, which we believe will serve as a model for mobile 4K production here in China,’ said Shuai Sun, broadcasting section head at JSTV.
‘JSTV wanted the best for its groundbreaking 4K OB truck, and extensive testing and examination of candidate technologies showed the combination of Riedel's Artist, MediorNet and RockNet systems to be the right solution,’ said Liu Jun, product vice general manager at NDT. ‘The quality, simplicity and versatility of this fibre-based communications solution will help JSTV to make the most of its unique 4K-capable unit.’
The new truck has been outfitted with three Artist 64 systems along with keypanels and user stations, and uses a Riedel RiFace to interface wired communications systems with radio systems. It also connects up ‘seamlessly’ with an existing Artist digital matrix intercom system in the broadcaster’s 12-channel HD OB truck.
MediorNet Compact Pro systems installed in the main and smaller OB truck and at the broadcaster’s studios form a fibre network supporting HD video transport, Madi, GigE and comms. The use of the RockNet audio network reportedly allows operators to link Yamaha, Studer and Soundcraft consoles through the MediorNet network. The systems are used with Virtual Studio Manager from L-S-B.
‘New Digital Technology worked closely with JSTV to ensure that the Riedel solution implemented for the new 4K OB truck could meet all of the broadcasters requirements while offering the opportunity for future system expansion,’ said Joe Tan, general manager, Southeast Asia, at Riedel Communications. ‘We're proud that our equipment is part of this exciting new mobile unit, which is a credit to JSTV and China's broadcast industry, and we look forward to completing 4K-capable solutions with NDT and other broadcast customers in the region.’