Wuppertal, Germany (March 21, 2013)-Berlin-based mobile production and SNG provider Betamobil has integrated Riedel technology into its newest six-camera HD OB truck, HD6. Betamobil's new truck uses a system that combines Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom and the company's fiber-based MediorNet media network.
"We believe that the future of mobile productions lies within flexible setup scenarios that can be adapted to the needed application," said Thomas Busch, CEO at Betamobil. "Riedel's real-time networks, such as MediorNet and Artist, enable us to realize incredibly flexible setups that can be quickly reconfigured."
Betamobil uses a wide range of small and large OB vans that can be linked together and scaled up to form larger systems as the event or application demands. A Ross Carbonite switcher for vision mixing and a Soundcraft Vi1 audio console are also components of their design philosophy.
The Artist system in HD6 consists of an Artist 64 mainframe, which serves as the foundation for a total of 12 Artist 1000 series control panels. Integration with other OB trucks or broadcast production facilities is enabled via a fiber link. Also, by integrating Riedel's RockNet 100 digital audio network system with MediorNet and its Soundcraft Vi1 console, Betamobil was able to establish analog audio signal distribution without the need for a dedicated audio router.
For video distribution and signal processing in HD6, Betamobil uses two MediorNet modular mainframes equipped with Riedel's MN-HDP-6 video cards.