Riedel Communications has announced that Dream Inc., a Japanese audio equipment rental company, has expanded its service offering with a new mini OB van featuring a Riedel MediorNet signal distribution and processing system and a Bolero wireless intercom system. Providing video and infrastructure capabilities, the Riedel solutions allow Dream Inc. customers to transmit audio, video, intercom, and data over a single optical cable at concerts, exhibitions, and other live events.
“Riedel was an easy choice when it came to outfitting our OB van with a communications infrastructure,” said Kei Koyama, Intercom Operator at Dream Inc. “The company’s products are very popular worldwide and have a proven track record of delivering low latency, reliability, and stable transmission — all of which are critical for the events industry. With the MediorNet and Bolero systems in place, we’ve greatly expanded our business by going from being an audio-only company to one that allows our customers to deliver all aspects of live event coverage.”
Dream Inc.’s MediorNet system consists of two MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution network devices and two MediorNet Compact real-time networking stage boxes. Five Blackmagic cameras and return monitors are connected to the MicroN devices. Audio, intercom, remote cameras, and the ethernet control signal for remote cameras are connected to the MediorNet Compact devices. By enabling use of a single optical cable instead of separate cables for audio, video, and data, Riedel’s MediorNet system speeds up the workflow for Dream Inc. customers, allowing for easier equipment management, a cleaner workspace, and a reduction in labor costs. For intercom capabilities, the OB van is equipped with four Bolero antennas and 18 beltpacks.
“Dream Inc. has been using our Bolero wireless intercom system for several years, and we couldn’t be more excited that the company has branched out into other aspects of live event coverage with MediorNet,” said Takako Konishi, Senior Sales Manager, Japan, at Riedel Communications. “The company’s new OB van has already been successfully utilized at several high-profile events — including the world sports events in Japan — and we can’t wait to see where it’s deployed next.”