LONDON– The 2021 Wimbledon Championships marked the largest deployment to date to tournament grounds of Riedel’s signal transport, processing and intercom technology, the company said today.
The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has installed a fixed signal routing and communication network based on Riedel’s MediorNet real-time signal processing and transport technology and on the intercom central computer digital matrix Artist.
The AELTC has trusted Riedel for over 10 years and has extended its Riedel infrastructure for this year’s tournament, said Riedel.
For Wimbledon 2021, held June 28 – July 11 at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the MediorNet / Artist solution facilitated remote audio mixing to support communications between exam leaders and referees. , statisticians, security, audio and production teams as well as video feeds to help the audio team with the distribution of press feeds and remote operation of all courts, he said. .
While the core network remains in place year round at AELTC, Riedel Managed Technology has been put in place to provide the additional panels, nodes and other equipment needed to support tournaments on 18 different grounds over the 14 days. of Wimbledon.
“Wimbledon is steeped in tradition, but we are certainly not standing still. We are always looking to stay at the forefront of technology and apply the latest innovations to make the Championships the best it can be,” said AELTC audio and communications specialist James Henry “Brew” Breward.
“We know we can count on Riedel equipment to provide transparent and reliable communications with fantastic sound quality when it really matters, such as when resolving questionable review calls,” he added. “And with all the extra gear arriving quickly for the championships, we are absolutely dependent on Riedel’s Managed Technology division to help us meet our tight deadlines.”
Riedel’s permanent installation at the AELTC consists of an Artist-64 intercom node and a handful of 2300 SmartPanels. Prior to the tournament, the Riedel Managed Technology division extended the fixed infrastructure with a range of additional Artist and MediorNet equipment, including high-density MediorNet MicroN multimedia distribution network devices, approximately 120 intercom panels and Bolero, offering coverage over a large part of the land. , the company said.
With their ability to be deployed in unlimited configurations, Modular MicroNs have proven to be useful especially in the AELTC main control room where signals from the 18 courts, large screen production and countless local mixes come together. , did he declare.
Additional MicroNs configured with the Riedel MultiViewer app were located in the rack room of Center Court PA. This allowed the main control production team to mix audio signals from up to 36 SDI broadcasts and artist MADI streams, home audio, 4-wire OB communications, and program streams. .