Riedel Acrobat provides Wireless Communications for SIS Live's Brand-New Siscaster

Amsterdam, Netherlands, (PresseBox) - Riedel Communication, one of the leading manufacturers of intercom, fiber and radio technology for the broadcast market, has started shipping Acrobat Digital Wireless Intercom. One of the first clients is SIS LIVE, who installed an Acrobat system in their brand-new SISCaster HD compact OB vehicle.

SIS LIVE has developed a new high definition SNG and mobile production unit, SISCaster HD, which offers a completely new approach to outside broadcasting. The vehicle is optimized for live broadcasting, web streaming and mobile content delivery, opening up new opportunities for multi-platform event coverage. To maximize the versatility and to minimize production costs, all wireless components are based on license-free technologies. This eliminates frequency coordination and allows a more flexible use of the vehicle.

SISCaster HD, which is on display at the IBC Outside Exhibition area, features one of the first installations of Riedel's Acrobat Digital Wireless Intercom systems. "We're blown away by the audio quality and the performance of Acrobat", says Alan Lythaby, Engineering Manager at SIS Live. The Acrobat installation includes one CC-8 Cell Controller, two active CA-6 antennas and six Acrobat WB-2 wireless intercom beltpacks. Acrobat is an easy to use full-duplex wireless communications solution, which provides a license-free, cellular architecture with seamless hand-over between cells. It allows both partyline and point-to-point communications.

SISCaster SD is available now and HD will be available to hire or buy from early 2010.


SIS LIVE is Europe's largest provider of outside broadcast facilities and mobile satellite SNG and IP solutions. It is the only company to design, build, operate and support these units in-house. SIS LIVE's award-winning uPod Micro is the lightest most advanced automated high powered satellite uplink system on the market today. uPod Micro meets new IATA checked baggage regulations of under 23kg, can be vehicle-mounted onto any vehicles standard roof bars for semi-permanent installation or packed into hostess-style trolleys and transported around the world. SIS LIVE also provides leading IP satellite solutions, providing data transfer, mobile broadband, video-over-IP, streaming, webcasting and multicasting services. Also offering specialist cameras, customised production units and mobile editing suites, SIS LIVE has the technological expertise to deliver.

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 200 people located within 8 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.

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