Nishio’s expandable OB van offers one of the largest on-location production spaces in Japan, accommodating up to 20 technicians and featuring a 12G-SDI infrastructure to facilitate 4K HDR productions. MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero provide a seamless communications infrastructure for the van’s coverage of high-profile live sports matches, concerts, and other events, enabling smooth and reliable video, audio, and comms signal exchanges between producers, technicians, and FOH personnel.
Nishio’s inventory of Riedel solutions includes an Artist-64 intercom mainframe, two Bolero antennas with five beltpacks, a MediorNet Compact Pro real-time networking stagebox, and two MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution network devices. In addition, the Nishio OB van leverages a range of Riedel’s SmartPanel intelligent, app-driven intercom control panels.
The MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology allows productions to exchange the full range of audio, video, and data signals within a single unit, eliminating the need for multiple optical transmitters. By supporting the full range of MUX, DMUX, and FS functions, MediorNet enables Nishio system operators to monitor connection status with easy-to-use software. With Riedel intercom systems, operators are able to create configuration files offline without having to activate systems in the OB van, which has improved productivity. Also, the panels can be controlled remotely, adding convenience for users that are working outside of the OB van.
Bolero’s ability to assign six separate conference keys and ports makes it easy for crane camera operators to communicate with each other locally, an invaluable capability during live music performances. The Nishio crew also uses Bolero wireless intercom for clear communications between the director inside the OB van and the camera operators. The crew has found the system to be a perfect match for on-stage camera operators equipped with camera gimbals for added flexibility of movement.