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Riedel Actor Provides Intelligent Trunking between Riedel Artist and 3rd Party Intercoms at Infocomm '09

(PresseBox) (Orlando, USA, ) Riedel Communications, pioneer of advanced intercom, fiber and radio technology, presents its new ACTOR intercom interface at this year's InfoComm Show. The Riedel Actor is a revolutionary solution that allows intelligent trunking between Riedel Artist Digital Matrix Intercom systems and third party intercom installations. It provides seamless communications between both systems. This includes all point-to-point connections with port alpha transfer and tally as well as group calls and conferences (partylines).

All available audio connections are handled in an intelligent way. Multiple calls to one destination use only one trunk line. Also calls from one source to multiple destinations will use only one trunk line. This enables an efficient use of available audio bandwidth. ACTOR operates as an interface between the two systems and shows the local resources of the Riedel Artist Digital Matrix Intercom to the 3rd party system as if they were an integral part of that system and vice versa.

ACTOR is self-configuring and auto-senses the amount of available audio connections. It understands the "language" and functions of third party intercoms. This way Riedel's ACTOR helps to secure previous intercom investments and enables customers to proceed in future intercom installations with a Artist Digital Matrix Intercom solution from Riedel.

Riedel Actor is already operating at ESPN's new West Coast flagship production facility located in the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment complex, which is furnished with a multi-node Riedel Artist intercom solution. The Actor interface provides seamless integration via VoIP connections to the existing third party intercom installation at ESPN's facility in Bristol, CT.

"Actor finally enables system designers to choose a Riedel Artist intercom where they consider it as the appropriate solution without requiring the immediate exchange of all intercom installations throughout a TV network", said Jochen Wainwright, Riedel's product manager for broadcast products.

RIEDEL Communications GmbH & Co. KG

Riedel Communications - the largest supplier of communications equipment to the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing - designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom, fiber and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security industries. The products reflect today's leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow's applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio and intercom services, event IT solutions as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 190 people located within 8 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.