At the recent NASCAR Busch Series Race in Montreal, track officials communicated through state-of-the-art intercom solutions designed and manufactured by Riedel. Riedel’s Digital Partyline (DPL) systems were used by flag station, tower control and race control members during the race in Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
At the race, production company Solotech used 41 Performer C3 Beltpack’s on 26000ft of AES/EBU digital cable. The C3 is a fully digital two-channel beltpack that includes such features as the ability to daisy chain multiple systems. The Beltpack has three XLR connectors, one for headset, one for signal input and one for signal loop through. The loop through XLR connector can be used as an additional analog program input. Digital signal processing provides perfect side tone-nulling and excellent intelligibility in applications with very high ambience levels.
During the event, seven C31 Split Box’s were also used. The C31 splits one signal input on XLR3 onto three XLR3 signal outputs. It can be powered by the C44 System Interface or with an external power supply for extra long cable runs. The use of an external power supply extends the possible length of a partyline to a maximum of 2.5km. The setup of distributed partylines can be adjusted easily to meet any demand.
Solotech worked with NASCAR on the implementation of audio equipment and recommended Riedel’s Performer C44 System Interface, Performer C3 Digital Beltpack and Performer C31 Split Box for seamless communication during the race.
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