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As an all-new wireless intercom system capable of supporting 10 beltpacks per antenna and up to 100 antennas in a single deployment, Bolero is a true game-changer. Bolero redefines the wireless intercom category with features such as ADR (Advanced DECT Receiver) with multiple-diversity and RF anti-reflection technology for greater RF robustness, complete integration with Riedel’s Artist, “Touch&Go” beltpack registration, and versatile operation as a wireless beltpack, a wireless keypanel, and — in an industry first —a walkie-talkie.
Bolero runs over a standards-based AES67 IP network. Decentralized antennas connect to AES67 switches and to Artist frames equipped with AES67 client cards, providing a fully integrated point-to-point intercom ecosystem with seamless roaming capabilities. The more antennas added, the more robust the network becomes.
The Bolero high-clarity voice codec provides both higher speech intelligibility and more efficient use of RF spectrum supporting twice the number of beltpacks per antenna for the same audio bandwidth as other DECT-based systems.
The Riedel-exclusive ADR technology, combines a unique receiver design with multiple diversity elements specifically designed to reduce sensitivity to multipath RF reflections, making Bolero useable in challenging RF environments where other systems have great difficulty.
The beltpack itself features 6 buttons for 6 intercom channels or point to point communications, plus a separate “Reply” button that easily facilitates a reply to the last person that called. Bolero’s sunlight readable and dimmable display can be inverted so that it is readable in any orientation. Also, in an industry first, the beltpack can be used without a headset like a walkie-talkie radio, utilizing an integrated mic and speaker.
Bolero beltpacks support Bluetooth 4.1, allowinga either a Bluetooth headset or a Smartphone to be connected. When a Smartphone is connected, the beltpack can act like a car’s “hands free” setup so the user can receive calls on their phone and talk and listen via their beltpack headset. Users can also inject phone calls directly into the intercom channels, providing new levels of workflow flexibility.
Based on Riedel’s extensive rental experience, the beltpacks use a combination of premium materials, including high-impact plastics and rubber overloads, making it both tough and comfortable to use in any situation.