Riedel launches first AVB products
Riedel Communications has premiered its suite of AVB products for the Artist digital matrix intercom platform. AVB allows for transporting AES3/EBU audio in real-time with guaranteed bandwidth and quality of service (QoS) via IP-based Local Area Networks (LAN).
The Riedel suite of AVB products includes the AVB-108 G2 Client Card as well as the Connect AVB and Connect AVBx8 panel interfaces. The AVB-108 G2 card is a regular Artist client card to be used inside the Artist mainframe. It converts eight Artist matrix ports into AVB and vice versa. The AVB-108 G2 client card communicates either with other AVB-108 G2 client cards in another Artist systems, or with Riedel’s Connect AVB and Connect AVBx8 panel interfaces.
The Connect AVB Panel Interface is a small external unit, which converts an AES signal into AVB and vice versa. It is designed to connect one Artist control panel in one or two-channel mode to the intercom matrix via IP-based LANs.
Connect AVBx8 is the big brother of the Connect AVB interface, converting eight AES signals to AVB and vice versa. Built in a 1RU housing, the device provides eight Cat-5 ports to connect up to eight Artist control panels in one or two-channel mode to the matrix via IP-based LANs.
Also new from Riedel is a modular suite of multiplexing and de-multiplexing interfaces. The suite of multiplexing tools consists of the small MC-WDM dual WDM Multiplexer and De-Multiplexer and a larger MC-CWDM CWDM Multiplexer and De-Multiplexer.
The Riedel MC-WDM interface is 4.75-inches wide and provides two multiplexer/de-multiplexers to multiplex/de-multiplex up to three LC duplex single-mode fibre links each onto one LC connector or onto the two fibre pairs of one Neutrik opticalCon Quad fibre connector. The connectors are available on either the front or the back of each interface.
The Riedel MC-CWDM interface is 9.5-inches wide and offers multiplexing and de-multiplexing capabilities over one duplex fibre link for up to 18 LC duplex single-mode connections of different standards, data rates or protocols. The multiplexed signal is available on either an LC connector or on a Neutrik opticalCon Quad connector. The MC-CWDM also features a separate LC duplex connector. In the LC version this serves as a coupler for two LC fibres, in the opticalCon Quad version this connector provides access to the second pair of fibres of the opticalCon Quad cable. The connectors are available on either the front or the back of each interface.
The MC-WDM and MCCWDM modules are designed to be mounted in Riedel’s new R-Rack MC1 Module Carrier System. The 1RU universal housing offers space for four 4.75-inch modules, two 9.5-inch modules or any combination thereof.
Finally, the manufacturer has also introduced RiLink, its global fibre service for long distance HD video, audio and data transport in the broadcast markets.
Based on Riedel’s own global MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) backbone, the RiLink Global Fibre Service provides bidirectional links between distant locations, allowing not only the transport of 3G/HD/SDSDI broadcast signals, but also return video feeds, full-duplex communications, VoIP telephony and IP data.