MEDIORNET – Real-Time Media Network

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MediorNet – Real-Time Network for Video, Audio, Data & Communications

MediorNet unleashes the true potential of fiber-optic signal transport, which will finally result in a completely new philosophy for broadcast, event, stadium and campus installations.

MediorNet is the next step forward in fiber-based signal transport. It combines

  • signal transport,
  • routing,
  • signal processing and conversion

into one integrated real-time network solution.

MediorNet offers a real network solution providing more than just simple point-to-point links. This includes signal routing, allowing the user to send any incoming signal to any output or even to multiple outputs with just a mouse-click or, even more conveniently, by using a router control system. As a result, MediorNet increases the flexibility of any installation while significantly reducing cabling and set-up time. MediorNet eliminates the need for re-wiring when production setups change.

MediorNet also includes integrated broadcast-quality processing and conversion features like Frame Store / Frame Synchronizers and Embedders/De-Embedders at any input/output. These features are software-based so they can easily be expanded in the future without any hardware changes. Ultimately this will eliminate the need for external devices. All this results in a completely new approach to production environments, providing significant savings in infrastructure investments.

The MediorNet product line includes MediorNet Modular and MediorNet Compact: MediorNet Modular is a completely modular system that can be tailored to meet the customer‘s demands and the exact application needs, while MediorNet Compact is a cost-effective all-in-one box solution. Of course, both models are 100% compatible and can be easily networked within the same installation.

 
 

Signal Transport

Network Topology

MediorNet has an open topology, supporting ring, star, daisy-chain or any combination of these. This allows the user to design the system exactly to his requirements.


    Bandwidth Optimization

    The bandwidth of the MediorNet carrier frame is 4.25 GBit/s. This carrier frame is then divided into subframes with 6.4 MBit/s bandwidth, which corresponds to the smallest signal to transport, AES3/EBU audio.

    These subframes can be filled with any type of data such as video, audio, intercom and control. Each native signal is sliced into 6.4 MBit/s segments. MediorNet transports these slices to one or multiple destinations where MediorNet recreates the native signal.

    MediorNet’s routing algorithm is always looking for the shortest path to transport a signal and optimizes the bandwidth of all fiber links available. This includes hops over other MediorNet nodes, when no direct fiber connection from the source to the destination is available.

     


      Synchronization

      MediorNet can be synchronized to any external sync source or serve as a sync master for the complete installation. MediorNet supports the following sync standards:
      Blackburst NTSC, TriLevel 720p25, TriLevel 1080p29.97, Blackburst PAL, TriLevel 720p24, TriLevel 1080p25, TriLevel 720p60, TriLevel 720p23.98, TriLevel 1080p24, TriLevel 720p59.94, TriLevel 1080i60, TriLevel 1080p23.98, TriLevel 720p50, TriLevel 1080i59.94, WordClock 48kHz, TriLevel 720p30, TriLevel 1080i50, WordClock 96kHz, TriLevel 720p29.97, TriLevel 1080p30, WordClock 192kHz

         
         

        Signal Processing & Conversion

        Integrated 
Signal Processing and Conversion
        MediorNet provides broadcast quality processing and conversion on board. What in the past required additional external equipment is integrated within the MediorNet system. The open structure of the software allows for the easy integration of future processing and conversion tools from Riedel or 3rd party manufacturers supporting the MediorNet standard, without any changes to the hardware.


        MN Frame Store / Frame Synchronizer

        The MediorNet Frame Store / Frame Synchronizer allows the user to sync all independent free running signals to the same reference (Blackburst or TriLevel). In addition it can provide video delays.


          MN Embedder/De-Embedder

          MediorNet‘s integrated 16 channel Embedder / De-Embedder embeds, de-embeds and shuffles any AES3/EBU signal.


            MN Test Pattern Generator

            The MediorNet Test Pattern Generator provides 100% and 75% colour bar patterns for all video inputs and outputs in all common formats in NTSC and PAL.


              MN On Screen Display

              The MediorNet On Screen Display offers on-screen display of signal and connection status, signal freeze, input source and output destination.


                MN Quad Split*

                The MediorNet Quad Split provides high-quality quad-viewing of HD or SD-SDI signals (in any combination). Configuration is achieved conveniently via the MediorWorks Software.

                * MN-HD6IO video cards only


                  MN Timecode Insertion

                  The MediorNet Timecode Insertion provides and distributes a timecode via a Blackburst sync signal. The Timecode Insertion features runtime compensation and offers an on-screen timecode display.


                    MN Video Format Converter*

                    The MediorNet Video Format Converter offers low atency up, down and cross conversion including ARC for multi-rate 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals. Its next generation motion adaptive de-interlacing and scaling technology guarantees for high image quality.

                    * MN-HD6IO video cards only

                       
                       

                      Camera Integration

                      Camera Integration
                      When it comes to networking professional cameras, Riedel’s open system philosophy off ers customers diff erent reliable options according to their needs, enabling seamless integration of cameras of any manufacturer into MediorNet. Customers can network cameras in their installations either by using fully integrated solutions developed for Riedel, or via MediorNet’s SDI connections. Each solution off ers a powerful option for broadcasters looking to deliver high quality live video.

                      MediorNet’s network approach allows the free assignment of cameras to any Base Station / CCU within the network, providing a unique flexibility in set-ups and eliminating the need for re-wiring when production configurations change. In addition, the network’s point-to multipoint capability allows a camera video signal to be routed to several outputs.


                        MN-GV-2

                         

                        The MediorNet MN-GV-2 interface card allows for networking Grass Valley 3G camera systems and base station including the LDK and the LDX series via MediorNet. This provides a reliable solution for routing bi-directional camera signals including all embedded audio and telemetry control data through the MediorNet fiber infrastructure. Due to MediorNet’s network approach, the Grass Valley camera system becomes an integrated part of the MediorNet backbone solution for signal distribution streamlining production scenarios, sports broadcasting applications and fixed installations. The MediorNet MN-GV-2 card provides two Grass Valley 3G fiber ports that either connect to Grass Valley cameras or base stations. The card fits into MediorNet Modular Mainframes occupying a single card slot with at least two high-speed ports.