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Riedel enters the next level of fiber-optic signal transport with MediorNet

Riedel Communications unveiled its next generation of fiber-optic signal transport solutions at NAB show 2009, Las Vegas. The Riedel MediorNet is the first step into a new age of fiber-based real-time signal transport solutions for multi-channel HD/SD video, audio, intercom and data and will also be featured at Riedel's exhibit at InfoComm 2009, in Orlando, Florida, booth #6833.
MediorNet combines signal transport, routing and signal processing and conversion into one integrated real-time network. MediorNet offers a full network solution including signal routing which allows for to sending any incoming signal to any output or even to multiple outputs by just a mouse-click or by a router control system. Each MediorNet mainframe provides a router for 32x32 720p/1080i signals, 184x184 SD-SDI signals, 27,000x27,000 AES signals, or any combination of these.
MediorNet offers an open network topology, supporting ring, star, daisy-chain, or any combination. This allows for designing the system tailor-made for the respective application. MediorNet offers Link Cards with and without integrated CWDM multiplexing to network MediorNet mainframes with a bandwidth of up to 153 GBit/s on a single fiber link. A MediorNet fiber link always consists of duplex fiber to allow bi-directional signal transport. MediorNet‘s standard fiber transceivers have an optical budget of 18 dB minimum, allowing for distances of up to 25 miles (40 km). Transceivers for longer distances are optionally available. MediorNet’s routing algorithm is always looking for the most suitable path for tramsission in order to optimis the total avaialble bandwidth. This also can include hops via other MediorNet nodes, if no direct fiber connection from the source to the destination is available.
MediorNet includes software-based broadcast-quality processing and conversion on board. The open structure of the software allows for easy integration of future processing and conversion tools from Riedel or 3rd party manufacturers supporting the MediorNet standard, without any changes to the hardware. Ultimately this will eliminate the need for external devices. Current features include a broadcast quality HD/SD Up/Down/Cross converter with interlacing/de-interlacing, up-/down-scaling, frame synchronization and aspect ratio conversion (ARC). Furthermore MediorNet provides a Multi-viewer and a Test Pattern Generator. Text/Graphics Insertion and an Audio/Data Embedder/De-Embedder feature are to follow soon.
MediorNet is configured, controlled and monitored by the MediorWorks software which can be downloaded from any MediorNet mainframe using the Configuration Port of the Processing Card. This way the user always is provided with the suitable software version of a specific installation. MediorWorks is a Java-based application, allowing any computer with a Java Runtime environment (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) to host the application. All MediorNet Cards provide signal monitoring and link status information which can be monitored via the MediorWorks software, status LEDs on the cards and SNMP network management systems.
Riedel regards MediorNet as a first step into an innovative new age of fiber-based real-time signal transport solutions for multi-channel HD video, audio and data.
At NAB 2009, Riedel also unveiled Actor, a solution which provides intelligent interfacing of Riedel's Artist intercom with 3rd party intercoms, new Intercom-over-IP and radio products,
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