Milestones & History

1987: Founded in Wuppertal, Germany


1991: Motorola and RiFace

  • Riedel manufactures its first product: RiFace, an interface between radio and intercom. 
  • Riedel becomes a Motorola distribution partner.


1993: Formula One

  • Riedel starts equipping Formula One with communication solutions. Today the FIA, and most of the teams as well as the DTM, the WCR rally and other racing events rely on Riedel systems and services.


1994: Olympic Games 

  • Riedel receives its first contract for the Olympic Games in Lillehammer.
    •  Today Riedel provides, besides the Olypic Summer and Winter Games, global events, like FIFA Worldcup, the UEFA Euro, the Asia Games or the Eurovision Song Contest.


1998: FIFA Worldcup

  • Extensive delivery of radiosystems for the “ARD” and “ZDF” in all stadiums of the FIFA WC 1998 in France.
    • Riedel attended every FIFA World Cup since 1998.


2000: EXPO 

  • Extensive participation at the EXPO 2000 in Hannover in following areas:
    • Event accreditation 
    • official radio network for the operation and security, as well as for all events (ca. 3.000 radios) 
    • Intercom at all stages and venues, as well as frequency planning and monitoring at all events 
    • Glass fibre systems for video- and audio transfer


2000: Riedel Artist

  • Artist, the worldwide first decentralized Digital Matrix Intercom System, is launched by Riedel.


2002: Olympic Wintergames

  • For the first time a Riedel Artist Intercom System is used at the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City at the opening and closing ceremonies 


2004: Partyline and Olympic Games

  • Performer, the worldwide first Digital Partyline Intercom System, is launched.
  • Riedel at the Olympic Games in Athens: All venues were provided with Artist Intercom and Performer Digital Partyline for the first time. Riedel attended all Olympic Games since 2004.


2005: Red Bull Air Race 

  • Riedel provides „Red Bull Air Race“ with extensive communication and transmission technology.
    •  In the following years Riedel wins two Emmy Awards for the production.


2009: MediorNet 

  • Riedel launches MediorNet, the world’s first fiber-based video network for integrated signal transport.
    •  Today MediorNet is used in the Formula One, the Olympic Games as well as further international events.


2011: Eurovision Song Contest 

  • For distribution of the video, audio, and communication signals at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf the organizer EBU trusted on an extensive MediorNet fiber infrastructure from Riedel Communications. 
    • Riedel installed an integrated system of MediorNet, RockNet, Artist and Performer, which turned the football stadium in a 15.000 square meters big TV-studio.


2012: Red Bull Stratos 

  • Riedel enables the wireless transmission of the video signals, the signal transport and the communication while Felix Baumgartner jumps out of the stratosphere 
    • The technical transfer gets awarded with another Emmy.


2014: Olympic Wintergames and Commonwealth Games Glasgow and MediorNet 2.0 

  • At the Olympic Winter Gamer in Sochi Riedel delivered technical equipment for the venues and was involved in the TV production. Moreover Riedel builded a network for the video-, audio- and intercom signal distribution at the ten competition venues.
  • For the first time Riedel is the „Official Radio Communications Services Provider“for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
  • Riedel presents MediorNet 2.0 at NAB. The extension guarantees additional advantages like transfer from 10G to a single fiber as well as a WAN solution 


2015: MicroN, MetroN and STX-200 for Skype TX 

  • Riedel presents MircoN an 80G Media network at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
  • At the ESC in Austria MediorNet MetroN – which has enormous 320-GB real-time routing capacities and gets supplied as a 19“/2HE device – celebrate it’s debut.
  • STX-200 for Skype TX is in use in Real Madrid and India´s Got Talent for the first time. STX-200 enables the integration of professional Skype calls in live productions.