Frankfurt, Germany (April 10, 2017)—Riedel unveiled Bolero, its new wireless intercom solution, at Prolight & Sound 2017.

Bolero is a DECT-based intercom system in the license-free 1.9GHz frequency range that can be used as a wireless beltpack, wireless keypanel and walkie-talkie radio.

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Bolero runs over a standards-based AES67 IP network. Decentralized antennas connect to AES67 switches and then to Artist frames equipped with AES67 client cards.

The Bolero voice codec reportedly supports twice the number of beltpacks per antenna for the same audio bandwidth as typical DECT-based systems, according to the company. The system features Riedel-exclusive ADR (Advanced DECT Receiver) technology, a diversity receiver technology specifically designed to reduce sensitivity to multipath RF reflections.

The beltpacks support Bluetooth 4.1, allowing either a Bluetooth headset or a Smartphone to be connected. When a Smartphone is connected, the beltpack can act like a car's "hands free" setup so the user can receive calls on their phone and talk and listen via their beltpack headset. Users can also make calls and then connect that person into the intercom matrix, eliminating the need for a telephone hybrid.