Las Vegas, USA (May 4, 2009)–Riedel Communications introduced MediorNet, its next generation fiber-based, real-time signal transport solution for uncompressed multi-channel HD/SD video, audio, intercom and data, at this year’s NAB Show.
MediorNet combines signal transport, routing and signal processing and conversion into one integrated real-time network. MediorNet is not designed just for simple point-to-point links but offers a real network solution. This includes signal routing, allowing the user to send any incoming signal to any output or even to multiple outputs by just a mouse-click or, even more conveniently, by a router control system. Each MediorNet mainframe provides a router for 32 x 32 720p/1080i signals, 184×184 SD-SDI signals, 27,000 x 27,000 AES signals or any combination of these.
MediorNet has an open network topology, supporting ring, star, daisy chain or any combination of these. It offers Link Cards with and without integrated CWDM multiplexing to network MediorNet mainframes with a bandwidth of up to 153 GBit/s on a single fiber link. A MediorNet fiber link always consists of duplex fiber to allow bi-directional signal transport. MediorNet’s standard fiber transceivers have an optical budget of 18 dB minimum, allowing for distances of up to 25 miles (40 km). Transceivers for longer distances are optionally available.
MediorNet also includes software-based broadcast-quality processing and conversion onboard. The open structure of the software allows the easy integration of future processing and conversion tools from Riedel or third party manufacturers supporting the MediorNet standard, without any changes to the hardware.
MediorNet is configured, controlled and monitored by the MediorWorks software, which can be downloaded from any MediorNet mainframe via the Configuration Port of the Processing Card. MediorWorks is a Java-based application, allowing any computer with a Java Runtime environment such as Windows, Mac OSX or Linux to serve as the host for the application.