STV (Sapporo Television) implements Riedel MicroN as a core router in distributed AV network

Sapporo Television Broadcasting Co. Ltd. has recently deployed equipment from Riedel. The gear consist on 17 MicroN media distribution network devices with two MetroN core routers as part of a MediorNet extending across two control rooms, broadcast master control, news editing, and other areas of the station. The broadcaster has also deployed Riedel’s Bolero wireless intercom system.

“In selecting the MediorNet system for our core facilities, we were cautious at first, but after extensive evaluation, we were convinced that the advantages of MediorNet would prevail,” said Mr. Yasutaka Tashiro, Manager of the Technical Operations Department at STV. “MediorNet offers a very innovative and effective way to build a system. It also met all our requirements and is cost-effective. In actual operation, we have taken full advantage of MediorNet’s functions, and we feel that the selection was justified.” STV has become the first Riedel customer in Japan to use the MicroN media distribution network device as a core video router.

The broadcaster opted for MediorNet network with the MetroN and MicroN devices instead of traditional baseband router and a video-over-IP router. The MediorNet system offers processing functions, MADI input/output options, and redundancy that contribute to overall system flexibility and reliability. STV is using the Riedel infrastructure to aggregate video resources from inside and outside the broadcast station and make them readily available to various departments as needed.

Within the MediorNet AV networking infrastructure, MicroN can serve as a breakout box for a MetroN router and extend connectivity beyond the fiber I/Os to any type of video and audio I/O required. Connecting 17 MicroN devices with a few optical cables, STV figured the devices as a single, large-scale video router. With their integrated video processing functions and MADI input/output, the devices enable a smart device design/configuration in the control room.

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