Elmsford, NY (May 11, 2007)--As VH1 Classic prepared for its first live airing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Firehouse Productions provided the broadcast team with Riedel's state-of-the-art intercom solutions and innovative Digital Partyline (DPL) system. VH1 Classic's broadcast is one of the first to rely solely on a DPL system throughout production.
For Firehouse Productions, supplier of live sound support, including RF and intercom systems, the decision to use Riedel for the first time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was based upon the ability to decentralize the architecture. Using three fibre-networked Riedel Artist 64 digital intercom matrix systems, Firehouse Productions was able to locate one frame at the truck, one at the monitor console area and one at front of house.
The Artist platform is a digital matrix design for intercoms as well as for the distribution of analog and digital audio and TCP/IP data signals. Along with the Artist 64 systems, Firehouse Productions also used the Riedel Digital Partyline solutions for its pristine sound performance. With 24 ports between the TV truck's intercom system and the Riedel node located at the truck, Drazin was able to move partylines between the two intercom systems as well as point-to-point communications, making the entire system act as if it was one.
"The Riedel system allowed us to decentralize and put hardware in close proximity to where it was needed, so that we were able to set up faster and run less cable," said Drazin. "The DPL system is also extremely flexible, as I am no longer limited by the number of two to four wire converters and power supplies they are feeding. Every C44 system interface in the system provides four fully independent two channel outputs that can be assigned directly from the matrix."
Riedel Communications Inc.