While STV had initially considered a traditional baseband router and a video-over-IP router, the broadcaster opted for Riedel’s MediorNet network with the MetroN and MicroN devices instead. In addition to keeping operational and maintenance costs down and significantly reducing cabling requirements, the MediorNet system offers processing functions, MADI input/output options, and redundancy that contribute to overall system flexibility and reliability. STV is using the Riedel infrastructure to aggregate video resources from inside and outside the broadcast station and make them readily available to various departments as needed. The broadcaster has also deployed Riedel’s Bolero wireless intercom system for flexible communications across the station.
Within the MediorNet AV networking infrastructure, MicroN can serve as a breakout box for a MetroN router and extend connectivity beyond the fiber I/Os to any type of video and audio I/O required. Connecting 17 MicroN devices with a few optical cables, STV quickly and simply configured the devices as a single, large-scale video router. With their integrated video processing functions and MADI input/output, the devices enable a smart device design/configuration in the control room, allowing STV to reduce the number of converters and other equipment.