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Riedel intercom system specified for San Jose venue

At the centre of the installation are one Artist 128 and one Artist 32 digital intercom matrix mainframe, administering all audio and communication signal distribution throughout HP Pavilion_s indoor arena. The Artist platform is designed to interconnect multiple matrix frames (nodes) by a dual optical fiber ring to form a single large, full summing, non-blocking distributed matrix for up to 1,024 users.

Other features of the Artist platform include AES3/EBU broadcast-quality audio throughout the system, not only within the matrix but also to the panels, which are connected to the matrix via a standard AES3 signal on coax or Cat5 cables. The Artist 1000 panels, meanwhile, provide a second audio channel which can be used for audio transport or commentary applications, along with local GPI/Os that can be programmed system-wide.

_The HP Pavilion installation is a great example of how our Artist system offers more than the standard intercom system,_ Sascha Kneider, technical sales support manager with Riedel, told II. _In addition to the intercom operation, the system can also route broadcast-quality audio. [For example] in this arena we conveniently route multi-channel audio from the main equipment room through the Artist_s fiber connection to FOH. This gives new options for flexible and cost-effective system designs._