Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2006)–When Los Angeles-based Sweetwater Digital Productions’ new 53-ft. HDTV double-expando production truck hits the road it will have a Riedel Artist intercom system on board to guarantee pristine communications.
The unit, currently under construction and designed to accommodate large-scale concerts, awards ceremonies and other high-profile sports and entertainment applications, will install Riedel’s Artist 128. Sweetwater provides turnkey production system rentals.
For its newest truck Sweetwater, already in possession of four Riedel systems, chose the Artist 128 from Riedel’s newest generation of matrices. “In addition to the Artist intercom panels’ ease of operation, the platform offers the most convenient way to link communications between two or more trucks. There is no need for trunking or uncomfortable four-wire configurations–it’s just a piece of fiber and you’re done,” explained Mark Hale, Sweetwater’s chief engineer.
The Artist 128 mainframe provides 128 ports in six RU. As with every Artist matrix, distributed systems up to 1024×1024 ports can be realized by linking several mainframes over fiber. This distributed matrix still ‘feels’ as one: it is completely non-blocking and has no limitations in the number of cross-points within or between the different mainframes of the system.
Riedel Communications Inc.