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Riedels CONNECT duo Wins STAR Award at IBC 2005

Receives STAR Award from TV Technology magazine for its newly launched CONNECT duo intercom system (September 27, 2005)

Riedel Communications has added another award to its growing collection of accomplishments. The Company, known for pioneering advanced intercom technology, received a STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award from the editors of TV Technology magazine for its newly launched CONNECT duo, an innovative device that provides the key for an intelligent and seamless intercom interface to the outside world via ISDN and PSTN public telephone networks. Riedel was also honoured with a STAR at NAB 2005 for its Performer C3 digital beltpack / headset intercom station.

The STAR Awards are presented to products that demonstrate their ability to help advance the acquisition and dissemination of audio and video in the professional video marketplace. A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors and columnists review a variety of products and evalutate their overall contribution to the industry.

CONNECT duos advanced technology caught the publications attention. It combines an ISDN S0 interface allowing for two simultaneous connections using two ISDN B-channels, and an analogue PSTN telephone hybrid in a compact 1/2RU device making it an ideal solution for mobile units as well as other applications.


Fully compatible with all intercom systems, CONNECT duo seamlessly integrates with Riedels Artist matrix and is capable of remotely controlling panels via ISDN. It can be configured directly from Riedels Director software. The system can also be controlled from the integrated keypad and large full graphic display, or directly from the Artist control panels.

When operating in ISDN mode, two audio codecs with G.711 and G.722 algorithms are available. The G.722 audio codec provides high quality audio with 7 kHz audio bandwidth and a coding delay of less than 10 ms. CONNECT duo can transmit and receive two separate audio channels over one single S0 interface allowing connections to two separate destinations to be established. Each audio codec uses one ISDN B-channel (64 kbit/s). It is possible to use different codecs (G.711 or G.722) for each of the two B-channels.

For incoming calls the device automatically detects the codec capabilities of the remote site and switches to the correct mode (3.4 or 7 kHz) automatically. In the analogue PSTN operating mode one audio codec with a bandwidth of 3.4 kHz is available. For direct connection to analogue or digital matrix ports CONNECT duo provides both transformer balanced analogue and digital AES3/EBU audio I/Os.

When used with Artist intercom systems, the device can remotely control panels via ISDN and can dial-up the home studios from the outside location enabling full access to all intercom destinations and resources at minimum line costs. By simply installing one CONNECT duo at the outside location connected to a panel, and another unit in the studio connected via ISDN or POTS, the outside location behaves like it is directly connected to the matrix thus providing full access to all intercom ports.

An integrated telephone book not only stores telephone numbers, but system settings for each number as well. Connections can be established directly at the device.

Each CONNECT duo is delivered with a rackmount set for 19 racks as standard. An additional rackmount set for mounting two units in 19/1RU is available.


About TV Technology
TV Technology is the industrys leading magazine for technology news and reviews and is celebrating its 22nd year covering the television industry. The magazine is published by IMAS Publishing, the worlds largest publisher of audio and video publications. Other IMAS products include Radio World, Pro Audio Review and a family of country-specific publications and Web sites.


About Riedel
Riedel one of the major suppliers to games of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports and theater industries. The products reflect todays leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrows applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio, intercom services, event accreditation & ticketing systems as well as fiber-based audio and video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 100 people located within 5 locations in Europe and North America.

For more information visit www.riedel.net.

 


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