ETB draws on Riedel for Artist system

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 21 January 2015

Basque public broadcaster Euskal Irrati Telebista (ETB) has deployed an Artist digital matrix intercom system from German company Riedel Communications within its primary production centre.

Supplied and integrated by Madrid-based Riedel reseller Crosspoint, the Artist solution supports flexible intercom communications as well as VoIP communications in ETB headquarters in Bilbao.

"We evaluated a variety of solutions and integrators, and we found that with Riedel's Artist system, Crosspoint was positioned to offer us the greatest benefit," said Juan Carlos Loroño, head of ETB's production centres.

The Artist solution at ETB's Miramón production centre provides a distributed, decentralised, scalable architecture for communications. For sporting events that originate in Miramón, the commentator panel supports two commentators working in the same language, or multiple scenarios in which two languages must be accommodated.

Riedel's director software facilitates system configuration, monitoring and control, and also enables remote configuration functions. "The ability to change the configuration of one studio production while not affecting the configuration of another studio production is very important," said Juan Olalde, technical coordinator of the ETB production centre in Miramón. "This flexibility lets us perform the multiple simultaneous changes needed in the daily preparation of a programme and save them in partial files that are organised by the type of production, personnel available or operating model."