» Putting on a global sporting event is never easy. But the power and simplicity of integrated solutions from Riedel have been proven again and again for events ranging from local games to the Pan Am Games «
Marc Schneider, sales director global events at Riedel
More than 5 shipping containers were needed to transport 42 Artist systems with 50 panels, 110 commentator boxes, and 220 beltpacks and headsets. Then there were 37 RiFace interfaces and 400 analogue radios to go with those. Of course, they were all directly integrated into the Artist’s. There was a 40 channel FM audio system with more than 4,000 receivers distributed over all of the venues. For the Organizing Committee, transportation services, and the ceremonies, there were 5,000 TETRA digital radios, 1,200 extra batteries, 3,000 earpieces, and nine base stations. Finally, there were 600 radios for wide-area use. That’s not to mention the numerous antennas, repeaters, cables of several types, tools, and duct tape.
Besides broadcast, security, and access control, Riedel’s radio systems were also used during pauses and programming breaks at the venues, supporting audience interaction like kiss-cams. Medal ceremonies were supported, too. All of this was taken care of by Riedel’s team of 40 on-site managers and technicians.
The ODEPA Pool broadcast relied upon Riedel Communications to transport baseband HD signals in real time to support all production signals for rhythmic gymnastics, handball, marathon, and many more. The Riedel deployment also supported Cuban broadcaster ICRT’s coverage of baseball and Argentina’s TyC in its production of BMX cycling, rugby, and field hockey. MediorNet’s flexibility offered peace of mind when re-routing and adding more signals without the need to increase the installed infrastructure. This also reduced costs and, with the integrated MediorNet’s processing power, helped to reduce the overall amount of gear and infrastructure.