Studio Berlin’s Ü10 OB vehicle is equipped with the latest Riedel MediorNet system
Riedel Communications has announced recently that Studio Berlin has deployed the company’s MediorNet MicroN UHD media distribution and processing solution in its Ü10 van. The OB vehicle is outfitted with 38 Riedel MicroN UHD modules for decentralized signal routing.
MicroN UHD is the latest addition of Riedel’s MediorNet MicroN family. It brings enhanced capacities such as more bandwidth, more I/O, higher resolutions, and more processing power to the MediorNet platform. In Studio Berlin’s Ü10, eight MicroN UHD modules are being used as stage boxes, while several others have been configured as multiviewers using the MicroN UHD MultiViewer App.
To provide production crews with a safe environment in the OB van’s control room, Studio Berlin housed ten racks of complete equipment in a separate trailer, with a fiber optic interlink connecting the two. “For the unique design of the Ü10 a decentralized router was a must,” said Matthias Alexandru, Technical Manager at Studio Berlin. “While centralized solutions feature large, fixed designs with intensive cooling requirements, the distributed architecture of Riedel’s MediorNet MicroN UHD allows us to start small and scale the system with additional modules as needed. Furthermore, it enables production teams to collect and distribute all stage box signals directly from where they originate. With centralized solutions, this process requires additional hardware that adds weight, reduces flexibility, and increases costs.”
“Live production teams face unprecedented challenges in the COVID-19 era, and Studio Berlin has met them head-on with an unprecedented solution,” said Tobias Claus, Senior Account Manager Broadcast at Riedel. “The company’s Ü10 provides production teams with a safe, socially distanced working environment without hampering their workflow. We couldn’t be prouder to have our MediorNet MicroN UHD working behind the scenes to provide decentralized signal routing.”