Wuppertal November 19, 2020
Riedel’s New Bolero 2.2 Raises the Bar for Wireless Intercom in Japan
Riedel Communications today announced a new release of the company’s Bolero wireless intercom system, including features and functionality optimized for users in Japan. Bolero 2.2 offers a series of enhancements that enable greater capacity, more extensive monitoring capabilities, and use of stereo headsets via Bluetooth and line-in input.
“Supporting a variety of network topologies and offering a high-clarity voice codec that improves speech intelligibility and bandwidth efficiency on the RF spectrum, Bolero provides premium performance for wireless intercom applications,” said Vincent Lambert, General Manager, Japan and South Korea at Riedel Communications. “The enhancements available in Bolero 2.2 make this system even more valuable, particularly for users in Japan who need a state-of-the-art solution that can deliver robust, reliable operation.”
A new DECT Region Japan (JDECT) setting in Bolero 2.2 supports up to 100 antennas and 60 beltpacks (over six DECT bands) in a non-interfered environment. Improved PHS detection helps to prevent interference from mobile phone signals, which share a frequency spectrum with the JDECT band.
The 2.2 release of Bolero also features new RF monitoring capabilities that allow users to leverage both antennas and beltpacks to scan or monitor the radio spectrum used by DECT devices. Built into antennas, a radio scanner enables period measurement of time-slot usage and identification of DECT systems in the RF space, in turn serving as an additional capacity monitor while making it easier to diagnose radio issues and plan for system expansion. Up to five Bolero beltpacks in a network space can be set to periodically monitor the radio spectrum at their locations while still operating normally.
Each Bolero beltpack features a sunlight-readable TFT display, six keys/channels, and a reply key and operates in any of three modes — beltpack, walkie talkie, and desktop — for up to 17 hours on battery power. A replaceable 10-pin socket gives Bolero users the option of listening to stereo sources from Bluetooth music (A2DP) and a line-in input, which is especially useful in esports applications.
Riedel’s exclusive ADR technology combines a unique receiver design with multiple diversity elements specifically designed to reduce sensitivity to multipath reflections, allowing Bolero to operate with unparalleled reliability in challenging RF environments. On top of that, Bolero’s BV32 high-clarity audio codec provides significantly higher speech intelligibility than other DECT-based systems.
Like earlier releases, Bolero 2.2 can be integrated into large intercom installations with a mix of Riedel Artist panels and wireless beltpacks, as a plug-and-play stand-alone link, or as a stand-alone solution on a SMPTE ST 2110 network.