Wuppertal, Germany (September 4, 2014)—Germany's TV Skyline has integrated a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system into OB 7, the company's flagship HD mobile production unit.
"Riedel's Artist system is reliable, easy-to-use, and very flexible, which means that we have no trouble making it bigger for larger productions and scaling it down for smaller projects," said Robert Kis, managing director of TV Skyline. "We use the Artist in all four of our HD trucks, and we know how it works; it's just part of the family."
TV Skyline's new vehicle is outfitted to support twice as many operator positions as the company's other HD units, and it is equipped to support Ultra HD. Boasting three separate control rooms, it is designed for use in a variety of productions ranging from high-end entertainment shows and concerts to sports. Intended to feel like a fixed studio environment, the truck features large multipurpose rooms with movable glass walls.
OB 7 is equipped with two fiber-connected Artist frames, one 128 x 128 and one 64 x 64 frame, 25 intercom panels, two commentary control panels, and three RiFace universal radio interfaces, which enable TV Skyline to link its wired communication systems with radio systems including two-way Motorola DP-4600 radios.