Toronto, Canada-based Mobile Video Productions (MVP) has installed an Artist digital intercom matrix from Riedel Communications in its new HD mobile production truck. The truck is wired for 10 cameras and is now on the road covering live sports events.
The new MVP system includes a 96 x 96 matrix in two frames with coax cards for connecting control panels via coax cable and analog cards for interfacing four-wire audio. In addition, the frames’ redundant CPUs are equipped with fiber connectors to enable the truck to merge its intercom with that of other Artist systems. This will allow MVP to easily interface to other Artist-equipped trucks in the field as well as to the multinode Artist intercom matrix used by Global TV’s new studio complex in Toronto. When connected via fiber, the systems will function as one larger system offering virtually limitless communication between them without any bottlenecks.
Besides the matrix and control panels, MVP installed two RiFace radio interfaces to facilitate two-way radio communication. Also, eight Connect Solo telephone hybrid units were added to allow up to 16 telephone lines to be connected to the intercom matrix.
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