New York, NY (June 4, 2013)—The Red Bull X-Fighters World Series, the largest freestyle motocross tour on the planet, has been using a Riedel Artist radio and intercom systems for live event production communications.
The custom Riedel solution used by the tour includes three Artist systems, networked in a self-healing fiber ring that has complete redundancy in the event of a fiber break. The Artist system is interfaced to an OB truck, where the event is recorded and prepared for air and streaming to a live audience around the globe. Artist 1000 Series control panels are divided between the front of house (FOH), staff, and event judges.
Nine Performer digital partyline beltpacks are distributed among the judges and the follow-spot lighting crew. These systems are complemented by 150 Motorola radios, with eight Riedel RiFace universal radio interfaces serving as radio repeaters to ensure complete coverage throughout the venue.
"Red Bull X-Fighters continues to push the limits of freestyle motocross, and the stability and flexibility of the Riedel architecture allows the Red Bull team to be effective and safe in delivering this sport to a global audience," said Jeremy Lommori, Riedel Communications' rental operations manager for North America.