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Riedel equips Shaanxi’s 4K OB van with all-IP communications solution

Shaanxi Broadcasting Corporation has unveiled a new 4K OB van equipped with Riedel’s IP-compatible intercom systems.  Specifically, the OB van is equipped with a Riedel Artist 64 intercom matrix, RSP-1232HL and RSP-2318 SmartPanels, deployed in a spine-and-leaf configuration. 

The Riedel systems communicate with other devices via Layer-3 routing, which enables both resilience and flexibility in signal routing. 

The NMOS API running on Artist facilitates centralised control, while IS-04 and IS-05 support streamlines multicast routing for faster commissioning and system changes and a simpler overall workflow. To maintain synchronisation, Riedel’s Artist system locks reliably to the system PTP timing server, whether connecting directly or via a boundary clock. This feature also makes it easy for the OB van’s intercom system to connect to other systems in IP mode.

According to Shaanxi Broadcasting Corporation, traditional linear systems are not designed to handle the higher volume of signal connections and more complicated routing requirements associated with modern IP production. Riedel’s Artist and SmartPanel systems, however, integrate into the SMPTE ST 2110-based IP infrastructure implemented in the OB van, and allows the Chinese broadcaster to connect easily to any other IP-based infrastructure.

Gao Jian, General Manager of Riedel China, added, “China is already at the forefront in implementing IP infrastructure for radio and television. Together, media convergence and the emergence of 5G have enabled China’s radio and television broadcasters to take another leap ahead in this field. 

“Riedel has been an intercom and transmission solutions provider for more than 35 years, and we’re proud to be supporting China’s advances in deploying IP-based systems.”

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