Riedel provides comms to a new convention center built within a 14th-century convent

The new Le Couvent des Jacobins Convention Centre in Rennes (France) has decided to install Riedel Communications equipment ready for AoIP SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67). More specifically, the installed devices include the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system, Performer digital partyline, Bolero wireless intercom system and Riedel SmartPanels.

The convention center features 1000-, 500- and 300-seat halls, 4,000 square meters of exhibition space and 25 committee rooms placed around the historic building and its modern extension. Vincent Taurisson, representing the scenography agency Architecture & Technique, was responsible for the the technical audiovisual design of this state-of-the-art building. Fiber optic connectivity, soundproofing, and ultra-high-performance video broadcasting equipment are also integrated throughout the facilities.

“Working with Riedel’s wired and wireless communications solutions, we’ve been able to interconnect many different spaces — and their various events — over a single network architecture,” said Thomas Legros, Stage Manager at Le Couvent des Jacobins. “The installation provides the reliable and scalable communications system we need. And, given Riedel’s expertise in real-time media networks, we’re confident that it also will help us to meet future communications and signal transport requirements.”

“Riedel intercom is now ‘part of the furniture’ in our new convention center, making stage managers’ lives so much easier and enabling very agile programming,” added Laurent Knobloch-Bard, Productions Director at Le Couvent des Jacobins. “We really enjoy running such a reliable, easy-to-configure communication system in our facilities. We very quickly got used to the user-friendly wireless packs and SmartPanels — and the immense convenience they bring to our daily work. We cannot imagine how we’d manage our productions without such a great communications tool.”