Distributed Video Networks

Distributed Video Networks

With the introduction of MediorNet more than a decade ago, Riedel has pioneered the distributed approach to video infrastructures by combining signal transport, routing, processing, and conversion in a redundant real-time network. Since then, MediorNet has grown to be the market’s the most versatile and reliable AV networking backbone. To this day, MediorNet remains the only system that offers all the advantages of distributed, software-defined hardware.

The story of MediorNet’s success is a story of continuous evolution. In the past years, the MediorNet family has grown dramatically on both the hardware and software sides, greatly expanding its capabilities and its areas of application. With its great versatility and flexibility, the distributed system excels in event or sports venues, broadcast centers or outside broadcastfleets, and corporate or governmental facilities. That’s why today there are millions of MediorNet SDI and IP I/Os deployed in different verticals all around the globe – from small installations to large and complex infrastructures.

MediorNet’s futureproof modular structure and innovative app concept enable it to adapt easily to changes in the market: As the industry’s standards and expectations evolve, MediorNet evolves with them. Riedel’s most recent answer to the challenges arising from the IP transformation is a range of innovative SFP-based technologies to complement MediorNet’s MicroN, MicroN UHD, and Compact intelligent signal interfaces and the MetroN core switch. Boasting the highest density on the market, the processing modules and processing hubs MuoN, FusioN and VirtU round out the Riedel video portfolio with full IP solutions. All these versatile devices can serve a wide range of different functions and applications, but are united by two key qualities that have been at the foundation of our philosophy for media infrastructures for years: They‘re distributed, and they’re software- defined.

Distributed video infrastructures bring several benefits to productions on both the operational and system levels. For one, they enable routing of any type of signal from any point to any other without requiring staff to reconfigure any cables. Single points of failure are reduced and operational efficiencies result from the placement of physical I/Os closer to where they are needed. At the same time, distributed topologies allow for a high degree of flexibility on a system architecture scale: With MediorNet, you can easily add single devices to your system or even scale the entire system up from a small to a complex installation. Through this flexibility and scalability, Riedel’s video infrastructures are highly customizable to meet virtually any production requirement.

Software-defined hardware devices like MicroNs or MuoNs can be swiftly reconfigured to fulfill a vast range of functions, reducing the need for single- purpose peripheral devices and thus saving critical rack space and associated costs. Operation is easy and flexible – with just a few clicks, you can switch between apps, turning your device from a simple router to an advanced signal processor or multiviewer. Furthermore, app-based platforms like MuoN allow you to grow I/Os in a very linear and organic manner, supporting a gradual move to IP workflows without radical hardware changes in your equipment room. At the same time, our FPGA-based devices will keep evolving with your demands. With a software-definedMediorNet device, you buy not only what the product is capable of today, but also what it will evolve to in the future.

Within the extended MediorNet family, you‘ll find all the tools you need for your production – whether it’s SDI-centric, IP-centric, or anything in between. Riedel is just the right partner to guide you through this challenging time, providing you with a perfect transition path from legacy SDI to full IP, at your own pace and within your budget constraints.


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