Raiffeisen Bank brought 10,000 of its employees and board members to the Messe Basel exhibition site in late September for one of Switzerland’s largest corporate events of 2015. As the culmination of a landmark process for developing new corporate strategy and values, the Raiffeisen DialoguePlus event at Messe Basel was designed to communicate the results of this process to Raiffeisen employees.
Eighteen MediorNet frames and two MetroN core router systems supported transport of audio, video, and data signals, as well as a hybrid wired/wireless communications network established via the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system and the company’s Juggler system. A compact TETRA digital trunked radio network solution, the Juggler system enabled seamless integration of 250 Motorola radios with the Artist system, which comprised one Artist128 frame and three Artist64 frames, complemented by 50 remote control panels. A wireless intercom system was paired with the Artist system to support newsroom operations.
Configured in 24 TETRA talk groups, the Motorola radios from Riedel Communications supported event control and security, including handling of the two telephone hotlines, ensuring the integrity of network connections, and managing other inquiries or issues. Addressing Raiffeisen’s requirements for extensive distribution of video, the MediorNet network enabled the routing of 29 3G video signals from Dataton WatchOut media servers in different zones and the routing of nine HD video signals from various locations in the DialogPlus newsroom. To enable flexible audio routing, 56 signals from a Studer Vista audio console were fed into the MediorNet network via A-Link (a Studer protocol), processed by the Artist128 frame, and then re-routed via MediorNet to various zones, where RockNet systems served as breakout boxes.
Riedel’s MediorNet system also supported Ethernet-based signal transport for the production network, including lighting console commands via ArtNET, digital audio via Dante, and signals from the production server. Professional event company Stagelight configured this managed Ethernet network to ensure it met all of Raiffeisen’s production requirements. By putting an Ethernet switch with four VLAN ports at each MediorNet frame, the company ensured that all media signals could be routed redundantly via MediorNet.