The Riedel Acrobat Digital Wireless Intercom system is an easy to use full-duplex communications solution for broadcast, security, industrial and theater applications as well as for sports and cultural events. Acrobat takes a completely new approach to wireless communications, pushing it beyond the limits of existing wireless intercom solutions.
Riedel Communications’ Acrobat Digital Wireless Intercom solution utilizes the benefits of the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard’s base layer. This provides a license-free, cellular architecture with seamless hand-over between cells, allowing each Acrobat Wireless Beltpack to continuously monitor and automatically select the best connection to the Acrobat Cell Controller. Utilizing the DECT platform, Riedel has advanced the technology to deliver a highly flexible wireless intercom solution that reflects the market’s needs.
The Acrobat Wireless Beltpack is a light and compact, digital headset station with two individually configurable channels for intercom and IFB use. Operation is intuitive and follows the concept of Riedel’s Performer C3 Digital Partyline Beltpack. Two large rotary level controls on top of the beltpack combine the talk- key and volume-control for each channel. Turning the controls adjusts the listen volume, pushing the controls toggles talk on/ off with momentary or latching operation. Activation is indicated by a talk-LED, and a bright call light indicates an incoming call. The beltpack features a color display which by default shows the labels for both talk-keys and two user-definable function keys. In addition, the display gives the user access to the intuitive configuration menu. The Acrobat wireless beltpack has an XLR connector for headset and a RJ45-port for firmware updates. A fully charged RB-2300 Rechargeable Battery allows for eight hours of operation. The rugged housing with rubber protectors houses the internal antenna.
The Acrobat Cell Controller serves as the heart of any Acrobat Digital Wireless Intercom installation. The device handles the VoIP-over-DECT cell management including cell synchronization, channel coordination, seamless handover as well as the audio coding and IP transfer. The 19”/2RU unit connects to any partyline or matrix intercom via eight analog 4-wire ports and 12 GPIOs. Four powered RJ45 Ethernet connectors for the direct connection of up to four Acrobat Cell Antennas complete the Cell Controller’s interfacing. For further coverage up to 35 additional Cell Antennas can be connected via Ethernet network switches. The configuration of the Cell Controller is achieved via a web interface.
The Acrobat CC-60 Wireless Control Panel Controller focuses on wireless intercom applications demanding for a matrix-like intercom approach. The 19”/2RU unit intelligently connects to Riedel Artist intercoms via MADI. The CC-60 can handle up to 60 Wireless Beltpacks / Control Panels (CC-120: 100 Wireless Beltpacks). Each beltpack uses one port in the Artist system and operates just like a wired 2-key Artist control panel. The beltpacks are configured via the Director configuration software. Each key can be configured with any function including call-to-, call-to. conference or even multiple commands per key. All audio and command processing is handled by the Artist system – the CC- 60 provides the VoIP-over-DECT cell management including cell synchronization, channel coordination, seamless hand-over and the audio coding and IP transfer. The RJ45 Ethernet port can connect up to 100 Acrobat Cell Antennas via external PoE Ethernet network switches.
The Acrobat Cell Antenna is connected to the Acrobat CC-8 or Acrobat CC-60 Cell Controller via Ethernet, allowing the use of existing standard structured cabling and providing a wide area between Cell Controller and Antennas. The Cell Antenna is powered via Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), simplifying installations by eliminating local power supplies. The Acrobat Cell Antenna has a range of approx. 330 feet (100 meters) under line-of-sight conditions.
The light and powerful rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery Acrobat RB-2300 provides the Acrobat Digital Wireless Beltpack eight hours of operation.