Riedel boards the 4K Express
JAPAN: While celebrating its 50th anniversary, Express Co Ltd constructed its inaugural 4K OB van. The production truck was installed with a Riedel Communications MediorNet Compact real-time media network as well as an Artist digital matrix intercom system and a Performer partyline system. The project also held significance for the manufacturer, as the MediorNet Compact frame was the 1,500th deployed.
‘As we expand our business to address rapidly growing demand for 4K content, we can be confident in the quality and reliability of our signal transport and communications infrastructure,’ stated An Express Co representative. ‘Riedel equipment is known for setting the industry standard, and we plan to take full advantage of it in providing top-notch 4K OB production services.’
MediorNet Compact is a stagebox that was reportedly designed to offer the flexibility of a real-time media network. It delivers signal transport over fibre for 3G/HD/SD-SDI video, audio, data, and intercom signals, while enabling 4K integration. ‘We’re very excited about the flexibility that Riedel's MediorNet brings to our new 4K-capable OB van, as well as the versatility and interoperability of the company’s Artist and Performer systems,’ added the Express Co spokesperson.
‘Japan's ambitious plans for rolling out 4K broadcasts are coming to fruition, and demand for 4K production is high,’ said Cameron O'Neill, director, Asia-Pacific, at Riedel. ‘Using our MediorNet technology, already proven in 4K production for some of the world’s most prestigious sporting competitions, Express Co, Ltd can meet this business opportunity with an innovative OB van that handles all signals effectively.’