Intelligent and seamless interfacing to the outside world is the key to success for many intercom applications.
Riedel offers diverse interface solutions for the seamless integration of radios, telephones, ISDN, digital as well as analog party-lines, audio routers or Audio-over-IP.
The PMX-Series panel multiplexers are used to remote up to four (PMX-2008: eight) intercom panels from the Artist matrix using a fibre link. Depending on the SFP modul (SM/MM) the system allows operation of a group of intercom panels over a distance of up to 500 m (1,600 ft) or 2 km (1.2 miles) in a cost-effective way while reducing setup time to a minimum.
The CPX-AVB interface card integrates Artist 1100 series OLED panels directly into AVB networks. This way the card turns the control panel into an AVB enabled device making its ports available within the entire AVB network. The expansion card converts two Artist ports to the AVB network and vice versa.
The FBI converts an Artist panel port from CAT5 to fiber in a bidirectional way providing long distance operation of Artist control panels. As the unit offers both connectors, for the matrix and for the panel, it can be inserted on either side. The interface may also be used for the bidirectional transmission of an AES3 signal. Distances up to 2,000 m (6,600 ft) can be realized using duplex multimode fiber.
The CIA interface converts an Artist panel port from CAT5 to 75 ohm Coax and vice versa. Since Artist control panels provide both CAT5 and coax interfaces for connection to the matrix, CIA’s can be used to adapt an Artist matrix port to the existing infrastructure, especially useful for OB-vans and mobile applications. Distances up to 500 m (1,800 ft) can be realized using 0.8/4.9 video cable.
The Riedel DCA-1000 expands the possible length of coax links. The standard maximum distance between an Artist control panel and a matrix mainframe over a single coax cable is 500 meters (1,650 ft).The new Riedel DCA-1000 is a tiny converter box that enables panels to be connected to matrix mainframes via coax over a distance of up to 1,000 meters (3,300 ft).