Riedel Communications has provided the communication backbone for live presentations and event broadcasts at the Telstra Experience Centre (TEC) in Sydney, Australia. Two Riedel Artist digital intercom matrices and an Acrobat digital wireless intercom system together support flexible and seamless communications across the TEC's 300-seat theatre and the telecommunications and media giant's new broadcast studio.
The TEC combines advanced telecommunication networks with the latest products and services to show how technology can help businesses improve productivity and better connect with customers and employees around the country or across the world. Within the facility's theatre, one Artist digital matrix intercom system facilitates production team communications during presentations from Telstra partners and during internal staff and shareholder events. The theatre's Artist matrix is linked via fibre to a second Artist matrix installed in the broadcast studio, which is managed by Telstra's broadcasting subsidiary, Chief Entertainment.
This deployment of Riedel gear at Telstra facilities creates a unified communications matrix that enables crew from the theatre and the studio to speak directly to one other. With clear, continuous communications, staff in either the studio or the theatre can direct and call events and broadcasts. The Riedel Acrobat system provides wireless coverage to both the studio and the theatre so that production staff and crew can work across both venues simultaneously.
"Telstra has created its TEC as a venue in which partners – industry leaders in the telecommunications and media industries – can display their latest internet technologies," said Cameron O'Neill, director, Asia Pacific at Riedel. "It is essential that the equipment supporting the facility provides the high performance necessary to present these technologies to their best advantage, and our Artist and Acrobat systems are engineered to do just that."