Bolero rises with the stars

Riedel Communications’ Bolero integrated wireless intercom has been deployed by The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore

The Star Performing Arts Centre (Star PAC), a theatre venue in Singapore, has expanded its intercom capabilities with the installation of Riedel Communications’ Bolero integrated wireless intercom. Bolero will offer wireless integration and channel support for The Star’s PAC existing Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system, delivering communications throughout the facility’s 5,000-seat auditorium, function halls and broadcast production centre.

Reuben Ong, head of audio, The Star PAC, said: “Reliable intercom systems are critical for our live shows and broadcast operations. After five years of success with our Riedel Artist system, Bolero is a very welcome addition — providing complete integration for all wired and wireless intercom users.

“Our crew members have always raved about the programming flexibility and high audio quality of Artist, and now we can offer those benefits through the wireless system as well.”

The Star PAC has deployed a total of eight Bolero antennas to ensure coverage for the entire building, including the main auditorium and smaller multi-purpose hall.

Antennas are connected to three stacked AES67 switches, which perform as a single switch, and are linked to the Artist mainframes equipped with AES67 client cards. In addition, a fibre-to-Cat 6 extender will allow The Star PAC team to deploy a ninth antenna to cover distant meeting rooms, The Star Loft, and the outdoor amphitheatre, Star Terrace, when required.

Cameron O’Neill, director, Asia-Pacific, Riedel Communications, concluded: “As our first Bolero venue in Singapore, The Star PAC has taken a big step forward in getting the most out of its Artist system and staying on the leading edge of wireless intercom technology. We’re confident that Bolero will provide the best possible coverage, as well as support for The Star PAC crew through its intuitive and advanced features.”

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