Burbank, CA (August 23, 2011)--Touring Video has equipped its HD OB truck fleet with Riedel Communications' Artist digital matrix intercom systems.
At the heart of the installation is an Artist 128 mainframe offering connection for 28 Artist 1000 series control panels. "As Touring Video regularly works together with other OB truck providers, using the Riedel Artist system lets us join intercom matrices with other trucks via a single fiber link," said William Keskinen, vice president at California-based broadcast provider Touring Video. "Furthermore, the possibility to integrate third-party intercom systems gives us the extra flexibility most systems don't offer during field operation."
Due to its modular approach Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system can be expanded to build matrices with up to 1,024 x 1,024 non-blocking ports. The installation also provides the integration of a total of 24 third-party intercom ports including wireless communication. The new HD truck offers 4-wire capability to the 16 HD cameras.
"In addition to its flexibility, Artist's digital broadcast quality audio and the ease of use of Artist's control panels were another deciding factor for choosing Riedel Artist intercoms," Keskinen added.