Wuppertal, Germany (August 6, 2013)-German broadcaster nobeo has integrated the Riedel MediorNet Compact real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom and Performer digital partyline systems into a unique production vehicle, the @-car, tailored for direct internet broadcasts.
"We already used the Riedel Artist system with success in our 16-camera OB truck, so Riedel's MediorNet was an easy choice for the @-car," said Guido Amann, chief technology officer at nobeo. "In addition to meeting our specs for size, weight, and performance, the MediorNet system supports all required signals in a single 3RU box and enables fast configuration. It's a perfect fit for talk show productions, live TV reports, sports events, press conferences, live webcasts, concert productions or just for streaming."
nobeo's @-car is equipped with a combination of broadcast equipment and specific IT components that together offer capacity for multi-camera productions using up to six cameras. Thus, within the traditional TV sector, the @-car serves as a complement to the larger OB vehicles typically deployed. However, the @-car's individual capabilities mean that it is a stand-alone unit not only for Web TV and live streaming applications, but also for any production in which space is limited or where technical requirements are straightforward.
Germany's sono Studiotechnik GmbH designed and integrated the @-car's equipment for nobeo. The MediorNet Compact PRO system installed in the @-car supports 12 HD-SDI inputs and four HD-SDI outputs. The mobile unit also is outfitted with an Artist 32 digital matrix intercom system and Performer digital partyline, along with control panels, beltpacks, and professional headsets from Riedel.