Paris (August 13, 2009)--BS Technology used a Riedel RockNet digital audio network at the July 14th Bastille Day celebration in Paris. Apex, Riedel Communications' partner in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, delivered the RockNet equipment that was used for the installation.
July 14th is the most important national holiday in France. For over 200 years, people have celebrated the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. Part of the celebration includes a military parade on the Champs-Elysées with brass marching bands from the French military. More than 100,000 spectators joined this year's festivities.
A Riedel RockNet installation distributed the audio signals for the event. The digital RockNet network provided the analog in- and outputs over RN.301.MI and RN.302.LO.modules.. To bridge the distance between the various RockNet modules, RockNet RN RN.351.FI and RN.352.FO fiber connectors provided the connection for a fiber link. 1.6 kilometers of fiber cabeling was used. All signals were mixed over DiGiCo SD7, two DiGiCo SD8 and a Yamaha PM5000 mixing consoles. 200 speakers were installed along the Champs-Elysées. Additionally, a Riedel Performer Digital Partyline intercom installation provided the communications infrastructure for the BS Technology team.
"RockNet works great," said Christophe Labonde of BS Technology. "The oportunity to provide signal transport over long distances without loss of audio quality is an advantage that no other solution can provide. The reliability of RockNet and its high quality converters were also reasons why we chose Riedel's digital audio network solution for this event."