For this year’s event, Dodd configured 15 Bolero wireless intercom beltpacks for power users on the production team who took advantage of every button, as well as novice users such as race officials without prior experience using a headset and intercom system. Configuring each headset to support individual users’ needs, Dodd was able to simplify communications and keep chat focused on the conversations essential to each user’s role.
Providing clear audio without any dropout issues despite the extremely crowded airspace, the Bolero beltpacks helped Dodd orchestrate a complex production — and overcome the added challenge of adhering to social distancing guidelines. Riedel’s Director software made remote, on-the-fly reconfiguration straightforward when needed, so Cassler could address any issues or new requirements quickly.
Dodd deployed two Artist-32 digital matrix intercom systems to accommodate the large volume of analog signals — particularly IFBs and announcer feeds moving between the house communications system and four mobile production trucks — needed to coordinate the arena show and broadcast production. The Artist systems, including 2300 series panels, also made it possible for Dodd to tie into the varied communications systems used across all four trucks for complete coverage.