Crealine Media Systems is taking its live event productions to the next level with Riedel Communications’ Artist digital matrix intercom system, Bolero wireless intercom system and SmartPanel intelligent intercom and control panels.
Ensuring flexible, reliable communications within the Crealine control room, as well as connections to off-site locations, studios and mobile facilities, the Riedel gear supports Crealine’s remote and hybrid production workflows for esports and other live events across Switzerland.
“Riedel gear sets up quickly and integrates readily via different interfaces for audio, control and monitoring, so it’s easy to equip the system as needed for any live production,” said Silas Füglistaler, project manager at Crealine.
“We also benefit from Riedel’s expertise and the company’s robust rental offering, which help us scale to meet the requirements of any project. Because Riedel products are easy to use and already well known in the production environment, they require little to no training time.”
Crealine: Utilising Riedel’s Bolero wireless intercom system
Along with Crealine’s existing store of Riedel equipment, the new Artist, Bolero and SmartPanel systems played a central role in the company’s production of the Red Bull Flight Day in Lausanne on 19 September.
The Riedel gear facilitated communications between a studio located on a raft near the launch pad, with three commentators; the host motorboat, a reporter and the technical team working across the event; Crealine’s remote team directing the live show from its Ulster facility; and LTE mobile cameras with a comms connection to the remote team.
“Effective and reliable communications are fundamental to a great project, especially in hectic times,” added Füglistaler. “Thanks to the flexible configuration options and dependable performance of Riedel intercom systems, we have the freedom to concentrate fully on delivering the best possible content.”
“We’ve enjoyed a very constructive, technology-driven relationship with Crealine and I am proud of how we have supported the company in expanding quickly from a smaller customer working with limited stock to a partner facilitating production of very large events,” said Erwin Engel, Riedel sales manager for Switzerland. “Crealine has evolved into a highly competent and respected user and integrator of Riedel solutions.”