Communications is key the running of any successful event, and Riedel’s managed sports services division is enabling that success.

For the 2019/20 season, the Riedel Bolero S referee communications system will be used in all 306 2nd Bundesliga games and in the final 15 DFB Cup matches, enabling better communication between referees, assistants on the pitch and video assistants in the Video Assist Center (VAC) in Cologne. From Riedel’s Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Wuppertal, operators remotely control, configure and calibrate all system components in real time, ensuring maximum security and optimum sound quality.

Managed sports services are enabling better communications across sports and e-sports

Managed sports services are enabling better communications across sports and e-sports

The core technology is located in a Riedel data centre, which operates independently thanks to a backup power generator. Even in the event of a major power failure, the real-time monitoring of the football matches remains completely unaffected.

Meanwhile, two high-profile esports tournaments in Germany – ESL One Cologne and the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) in Berlin – recently relied on Riedel’s MediorNet real-time network, Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom solutions for sophisticated and reliable signal transport and communications. ESL tournament organizers used Riedel-provided two-way radios that linked to the intercom backbone via Riedel RiFace interfaces to enable fast and reliable comms between crews in the Lanxess Arena and the nearby Hyatt Regency Cologne hotel, which hosted group stages.

Technical editor Julian Bülhoff and the Reidel team are on hand throughout the show to discuss how their intercoms and managed solutions can benefit events of any size.

Riedel Communications is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stands 10.A31, 10.A38 and 0.B01.