RTL Croatia has tapped Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time network and Artist digital matrix intercom for its comprehensive studio upgrade to HD operations. 

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PiP: The signal routing supports a video wall with more than 100 picture-in-picture displays

MediorNet and Artist are at the core of an integrated and decentralised signal routing and communications backbone that drives RTL’s news and master control rooms. 

Juraj Novina, sales manager at Riedel distributor AVC Zagreb, said: “We were completely confident that MediorNet could provide the seamless, reliable, and high-quality signal transport and communications needed for RTL’s new HD service. Plus, MediorNet also gives RTL the guarantee of a smooth transition to IP in the future.” 

In RTL’s new HD operation, MediorNet and Artist provide the signal transport and communications backbone for the playout control room, consisting of 10 playout channels, 20 servers, 10 logo inserters, 10 subtitle inserters, and a multiview video wall that includes up to 70 PiP displays. In addition, the system supports a control room for news programming that manages 20 incoming feeds, studio cameras, computer graphics, and news playout and includes a multiview video wall with 108 PiP displays. 

For playout, the Riedel solution consists of a MetroN core router and 14 MicroN high-density media distribution network devices, six of which are configured using the MicroN MultiViewer App. The production routing solution includes two MetroN core routers and 22 MicroNs, with six configured using the MultiViewer App.