28.03.12

Riedel premiers AVB intercom products

AUTHOR: Inavate

Riedel Communications premiered a suite of AVB products for the Artist digital matrix intercom platform at this year's Prolight+Sound.

The company says its AVB product line provides a real-time communication solution based on official IEEE next generation Ethernet standards like 802.1Qav, P802.1Qat and P802.1AS.

Intercom applications for Riedel’s AVB products feature matrix-to-control panel connections via LAN, audio distribution via LAN, matrix-to-matrix trunking connections via LAN and distribution of digital partylines via LAN.

The Riedel suite of AVB products includes the AVB-108 G2 Client Card and Connect AVBx8 panel interfaces. The AVB-108 G2 card is a regular Artist client card to be used inside the Artist mainframe. It converts eight Artist matrix ports into AVB and vice versa. The AVB-108 G2 client card communicates either with other AVB-108 G2 client cards in another Artist systems, e.g. for trunking, or with Riedel’s Connect AVBx8 panel interface.

Connect AVBx8 converts eight AES signals to AVB and vice versa. Built in a compact 9.5"/1RU housing the device provides eight CAT5 ports to connect up to eight Artist control panels in one or two-channel mode to the matrix via IP-based LANs. Connect AVBx8 works with Riedel’s AVB-108 G2 eight channel AVB client card.