Riedel Communications - RIO Olympic ceremonies
The system has
14 Artist 64 Nodes
125 Panels about half RCP1028 and half RCP1012
60 expansion panels
69 IN/OUT ports
56 C3 ports
160 C3 Beltpacks
101 4-wire ports which connect to:
24 Semi Duplex Motorola radio repeaters
20 Simplex Radios TX/RX
16 VOIP Trunk lines to rehearsal site
16 Madi ports to OBS trucks
16 analog ports to OBS trucks
3 Announcer panels
10 Mediornet modular Nodes
This 2016 summer, Riedel Communications hired me to work on another mega event, the Rio opening and closing Ceremonies for the Olympics and the Paralympics, like I have done for them before. This will be my 17 and 18th time doing Olympic events events this size and experience paves the way to do more.
Each time they provide the pinnacle of comms systems. The massive communications system allowed very comfortable and vital communications during rehearsals and the actual show. Everyone has access to almost all channels and usually communicate to me for any changes in their panel. Of course the equipment is only the tool.
The real greatness is the caliber and friendliness of technicians that Riedel hires to do the work. We always have a good time and, because of the attitude, work hard.
The overriding goal
is facilitating communications
for the show,
YOU must guess what each of these mysterious buttons do...
► Prefaced with #, it's a radio channel,
► ALLCAPS it's a P-P,
► comma prefaced is a group since that person had more than one panel in their name,
► mrc are 2 TETRA radio channels,
► lower case conference, mixture ???.
► Buttons listed monNAME are Clones of their panels so I can hear what they are hearing.
► Alarm ON indicates that any panel which goes offline will beep my panel and flash their key.
► MS ON (see HERE for detailed diagram) indicates that alarm is on for the auto transfer of MADI 4 wires to analog for the TV compound.
► DIM keys will dim -18dB the RX on the key radio channels if someone sits on a key but insure that Carola's calls are heard.
► Every panel has a group called COMMHELP which goes to me, Radouan and Thomas so that even when we leave our position someone will be there to answer.