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NAB 2014: Riedel expands MediorNet family

Jo Ruddock 10 April 2014
NAB 2014: Riedel expands MediorNet family

Riedel Communications has expanded its MediorNet family of real-time networks with the addition of the 2-RU large-scale MediorNet MetroN core router. The new addition provides a massive 640GB real-time signal-routing capacity (64 x 10G ports).

“The MediorNet MetroN core router enables users to configure robust and highly redundant MediorNet installations in a variety of demanding applications without any concern for bandwidth limitations,” said Christian Bockskopf, marketing and communications manager for Riedel Communications. “By adding this fibre router to new or existing MediorNet systems, users can fully leverage the flexibility of our real-time networks even when working with large volumes of high-bandwidth signals.”

Riedel’s MediorNet system combines signal transport, routing, signal processing, and conversion into one integrated real-time network solution. With this network for video, audio, data, and communications, users can send any incoming signal to any output — or even to multiple outputs — with just a mouse click or, even more conveniently, by using a router control system. Eliminating the need for re-wiring when production setups change, MediorNet increases the flexibility of any installation while significantly reducing cabling and setup time. Integrated broadcast-quality processing and conversion features reduce or eliminate the need for external devices, in turn helping users to realise significant savings in infrastructure investment.

The addition of the MetroN core router dramatically increases the bandwidth available across MediorNet networks. It is the first solution in the MediorNet family where the connection is realised by means of 10G links. Up to six HD-SDI signals can be transmitted over one 10G connection. Typical applications for the router include the connection of MediorNet subnets, studio backbones, routing within a 3G-SDI studio infrastructure, and supporting networked OB vans.

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