Broadcast Provider DMC Exchanges Intercom for Riedel Artist System

(PresseBox) (Amsterdam, Netherlands, ) The Digital Media Centre (DMC), one of Europe's leading providers of channel playout services, TV distribution and content delivery; has upgraded its intercom system with a comprehensive communications system from Riedel Communications. Riedel Communications, renowned for leading intercom, fiber, audio and radio technology, installed a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom installation with seamless VoIP telephone and professional mobile radio integration at the DMC premises in Amsterdam.

The main requirements for the installation were the integration of VoIP telephones and enough connections for the previous system's 4wire signals. Furthermore, the transition to the new system needed to be completed as fast as possible to prevent downtime.

At the core of the system is a Riedel Artist 128 mainframe providing connections for 40 x 4wire signals via Riedel Artist AIO client cards. Due to Artist's modular approach the system can be easily expanded up to 1,024x1,024 nonblocking ports, if needed. 42 Riedel Artist 1000 series rackmount control panels are used at the DMC. The control panels provide digital audio in broadcast quality via AES. In addition, six Artist 5000 series control panels are installed at the DMC.

To prepare the installation for the integration of VoIP telephones via the SIP protocol the Artist mainframe features a VoIP client card. SIPcompatible VoIP telephone servers can now be integrated into the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system. As a result it is possible to call any VoIP telephone within the network directly from an Artist key panel. It is also possible to call Artist panels from a VoIP telephone.

"The most crucial points for us were a fast and seamless installation and reliable operation. Riedel did an excellent job on this. Plus the Riedel Director configuration software for Artist intercoms allows for a fast and easy programming via drag & drop. This helps a lot in daily operation - especially with the extensive monitoring features like Director's Live View, " said Olivier Beets, Broadcast Engineer at the DMC.

A Riedel RiFace radio interface integrates the floor manager's radio network into the wired communications infrastructure.

After only 2 days of installation, the Riedel intercom system is now in operation.

About The DMC

The Digital Media Centre (DMC) is one of Europe's leading providers of channel playout services, TV distribution and content delivery for new media applications. The Amsterdambased advanced digitalmedia facility specialises in multilingual and multiplatform broadcasting in standard and high definition.

The DMC currently transmits more than 60 channels across continental Europe, the UK Middle East, Asia and South Africa including National Geographic Television, E! Entertainment, MGM, HISTORY, Crime & Investigation Network, Extreme Sports Channel, Zone Reality, Playboy and others.

The DMC is owned by Chellomedia, the European content division of Liberty Global, Inc. and a leading international media company, and distributor of channels, content, and video services.

For more information please visit www.digitalmediacentre.com

For more information contact the Braben company on +44 (0)20 7566 2990 or DMC@braben.co.uk

RIEDEL Communications GmbH & Co. KG

Riedel Communications – the largest supplier of communications equipment to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver – designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom, fiber, audio and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security industries. The products reflect today’s leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow’s applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio and intercom services, event IT solutions as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 250 people located within 9 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.

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