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Riedel in the ring with Red Bull

Erica Basnicki 25 July 2013
Riedel in the ring with Red Bull

Riedel intercom systems were installed in Madrid’s Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas for the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series, the planet’s biggest freestyle motocross (FMX) tour, held on 19 July.   The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, known as the home of bullfighting in Spain, has been part of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour for more than a decade.   Three Artist systems were networked in a self-healing fibre ring. Artist 1000 Series control panels were divided between the front of house (FOH), staff, and event judges.   Nine Performer digital partyline beltpacks were distributed among the judges and the follow-spot lighting crew. These systems were complemented by 150 Motorola radios, with eight Riedel RiFace universal radio interfaces serving as radio repeaters to ensure coverage across the venue.   The Riedel architecture allowed for the quick setup of a flexible backbone that could be adapted to support the vast majority of additions. The crew was able to make changes with the click of a mouse rather than having to run additional cabling.   With the Artist’s Director configuration and control software, technicians could also adjust levels remotely to improve the clarity, utility, and safety of event communications.   The Artist system interfaced with an OB truck, where the event was recorded and prepared for air and streaming to a live audience around the globe.   www.riedel.net  

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