Riedel technology installed in Betamobil’s newest OB truck

Berlin-based mobile production and SNG provider Betamobil has integrated Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom and the company's fiber-based MediorNet media network into its new HD6 OB truck.
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Berlin-based mobile production and SNG provider Betamobil has integrated Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom and the company's fiber-based MediorNet media network into its new HD6 OB truck. "We believe that the future of mobile productions lies within flexible setup scenarios that can be adapted to the needed application," said Thomas Busch, CEO at Betamobil. "Riedel's real-time networks, such as MediorNet and Artist, enable us to realize incredibly flexible setups that can be quickly reconfigured." Betamobil uses a range of OB vans that can be linked together and scaled up to form larger systems as the event or application demands. A Soundcraft Vi1 audio console is another key component of its design philosophy. The Artist system in HD6 consists of an Artist 64 mainframe, which serves as the foundation for a total of 12 Artist 1000 series control panels. Integration with other OB trucks or broadcast production facilities is enabled via a simple fiber link. Also, by integrating Riedel's RockNet 100 digital audio network system with MediorNet and their Soundcraft Vi1 console, Betamobil was able to establish analogue audio signal distribution without the need for a dedicated audio router. "With this truck we have realized a very efficient just-enough concept without sacrificing production quality at all. It's just a very efficient set-up based on the MediorNet network approach. This allows us to adjust quickly to the needs of a specific production. By our approach we don't have to always carry the expensive overhead for the few productions where we utilize 100 percent of a big truck's capacity. If we need more cameras, editing, or audio resources, we just add it to the MediorNet network by adding another small truck or external gear. This flexibility allows us to cover more productions and to be more competitive," said Busch. www.riedel.netwww.soundcraft.com

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