Oberstdorf, Germany (March 9, 2005)–Riedel Communications, a leading supplier of advanced intercom technology based in Germany, supplied a communications platform to the recent FIS Nordic Ski World Championship in Oberstdorf. The configuration, comprised of intercom, radio and IT network technology, and video transmission systems, kept communications pristine at the event which was held between February 16 and 27. The contest attracted more than 360,000 visitors making it one of the most important winter sports competitions of the season.
Riedel’s Artist digital matrix system was used to facilitate transmission and distribution of intercom and audio signals between the Schattenberg jump base in Oberstdorf and the cross-country ski center in Ried. The company installed more than six miles of fiber connecting the two locations. Utilizing a Telecast-System, Riedel also performed the transmission of video for the host broadcaster TRIO (a joint venture of ARD and ZDF) from the jump-base to the TV compound/International Broadcast Center in Ried.
In addition, Riedel’s Riface radio technology served at the heart of three radio installations, each containing up to 12 repeater channels. Networking and central control of the installation was accomplished by Riedel’s Artist platform. Apart from the communications infrastructure, Riedel provided programming and the complete handling of 450 radio units including individual accessories.
The Nordic World Ski Championship follows a decade of Riedel Communications’ service to winter sports events. “Events such as the 1999 Nordic Ski World Championship in Ramsau, the 2001 Alpine Ski World Championship in St. Anton or the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City exemplify our versatility in providing comprehensive communications systems for winter sports events,” said Lars Fritze, Riedel’s project manager in Oberstdorf. “We really enjoyed supporting the Nordic World Championship with our technologies and know-how.”
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