Riedel expands MediorNet
Riedel expands MediorNet
MediorNet MicroN UHD is the big brother to the manufacturer’s MicroN media distribution and processing device
Riedel has unveiled 13 new hardware devices and nine new software apps as part of a major expansion of its MediorNet family of video networking devices. The developments follow the German manufacturer’s acquisition of Embrionix at the beginning of the year.
The first new hardware innovation is MediorNetMicroN UHD, the big brother to the manufacturer’s MicroN media distribution and processing device. Building on a distributed and software-defined concept, the new node adds more bandwidth, more I/O, higher resolutions and more processing power to the MediorNet platform.
Close collaboration between product management and engineering teams from Riedel headquarters and Riedel Montreal, formerly known as Embrionix, has also brought forth the MediorNetMuoN, VirtU and FusioN product series. According to the manufacturer, these new processing modules and processing hubs complement the MediorNet signal interfaces and core switches to round out the Riedel video portfolio with fullIP solutions.
At the heart of the new MediorNet products lies MuoN SFP technology. MuoN SFPs are pluggable gateway and processing devices that can be used inside VirtU frames or commercial, off-the-shelf IP switches. The software-defined MuoN hardware is available with a range of different input and output configurations, including BNC, fibre or HDMI, and can be configured with a variety of different apps. A change of the software licence turns the device into an up/down/cross-converter, a JPEG-2000/XS encoder or decoder, an audio router or a multiviewer.
Riedel’s portfolio of distributed video network devices is further enhanced by the VirtU and FusioN product series, which are said to boast the highest density in the market. The VirtU IP core infrastructure platform can host a large array of Riedel MuoN SFP processors in just 1U and can be used both as a bulk gateway and as a high-density processing unit. FusioN is a series of compact, standalone I/O and processing devices that are configurable with a range of software apps. Due to their small form factor and low power consumption, the FusioN devices can be placed close to signal sources or destinations, creating efficiencies in any production environment.
Alongside new software-defined hardware platforms, Riedel has also launched a range of brand-new apps for up/down/cross-conversion, encoding/decoding, audio routing and multiviewing, as well as a series of IP gateway apps.