What is it?A range of premium OLED control key panels for Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercoms. DetailsArtist 1100 series control panels feature high-res colour OLEDs offering 65,000 colours and a resolution of 140dpi for enhanced readability of eight highly-detailed characters (up to 24x24 pixels) capable of displaying icons and Asian characters. Definable marker colours for the keys extend the labelling options and provide instant function identification and “signalisation” for incoming calls (for example).The panels also feature individual rotary encoders to adjust listening levels of every talk key together with five dedicated function keys, a built-in high-power speaker, XLR headset connector and a removable gooseneck microphone. Three GPIs and three GPOs are available for system-wide programming as standard. Balanced line level audio inputs and outputs are also provided as standard, together with an expansion slot for future modules. For digital connection to the matrix, via AES, the panel provides both BNC and CAT-5 connectors as standard. The second audio channel of the AES signal allows the panel to transport broadcast-quality audio (in addition to the intercom application) – a feature designed for commentary positions. Riedel currently offers four models in the Artist 1100 series. The RCP-1128 provides 28 keys in a 2U enclosure with balanced analogue line-level I/O and GPI opto-inputs on DB9 connectors. The RCP-1112 is similarly spec’d, but with only 12 keys in a 1U cabinet. The DCP-1116 offers 16 keys in a desktop design with sloping front panel while the ECP-1116 is a 16-key, 1U expansion unit designed for use with the other units.