Helping facilitate clear communications and flexible configuration across diverse spaces — including a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist workspaces — Artist and Bolero have provided BRIC unprecedented agility in managing productions, programming, and events.
BRIC Arts Media supports contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. Over the past 40 years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn's cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. A creative catalyst for the surrounding community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centers diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward.
With its deployment of Artist, 2300 Series SmartPanels, and Bolero beltpacks, BRIC has implemented a distributed, IP-based intercom infrastructure that supports flexible configuration and seamless, crystal-clear communications. Just four Bolero antennas provide beltpack coverage for the entire BRIC building, eliminating frequency coordination issues while enabling use of inexpensive headsets — the same used for Zoom calls — for communications among staff members.
With the Riedel gear, BRIC has moved from basic partyline functionality with limited channels to much more robust functionality across all spaces, with the ability to isolate specific channels and create separate communications zones for different productions. With newfound power and agility in managing communications, including remote access and configuration, the BRIC technical team can more efficiently manage multiple simultaneous productions. Riedel’s Artist and Bolero intercom systems have also made it much easier to collaborate — whether working on site, remotely, or on productions and events — while maintaining social distancing protocols. Going forward, BRIC can scale up and extend the intercom system simply by adding another panel or antenna.