Clear communication for Riedel at the Asian Games

Artist digital matrix intercom the centrepiece of the massive install.
Riedel supplied an intercom system for the Asian Games opening and closing ceremonies.
Riedel supplied an intercom system for the Asian Games opening and closing ceremonies.


Video, audio and communication specialists Riedel Communications installed a comprehensive communications system for the Asian Games, held in Guangzhou, China last year. Riedel provided the venue communication system as well as the intercom for the opening and closing ceremonies, combining wired and wireless technologies. The system for the ceremonies furnished an Artist digital matrix intercom system consisting of two mainframes connected via fiber, about 20 Artist 1000 series control panels and around 75 Performer digital partyline beltpacks.

To provide the infrastructure for venue communications, Riedel equipped the venues with a Performer digital partyline systems offering a versatile and easy to use communications system with high quality digital audio and more than 600 beltpacks.

Riedel also handled the installation of the analog radio network that was also integrated into the wired intercom infrastructure via RiFace interfaces. The radio network that covered the whole venue during the opening and closing ceremonies consisted of 16 semi-duplex channels for 720 conventional Motorola radios. Five FM-transmitters were used to address the 8,000 radio receivers at the events.

A Riedel RockNet installation provided the routing of the audio at the opening and closing ceremonies over the fiber infrastructure of the event. Ten RockNet 300 input and output modules each offered the required connections for the events. To bridge the large distances four RockNet fiber converters were used.

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