Riedel presents Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with appreciation award
Riedel Communications Australia presented the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre [MCEC] with its inaugural Appreciation Award at the Integrate Expo in Melbourne, Australia. The award recognises the confidence shown by MCEC in Riedel solutions and acknowledges the contributions of the venue management team.
Over the last two years, the MCEC has become a flagship client for Riedel Communications Australia. Riedel worked with the team at MCEC to design and deliver integrated communications solutions based on Riedel’s Artist and Bolero product lines. Previously, MCEC used a mix of analogue wired and digital wireless solutions from various providers.
MCEC was the first convention centre in Australia to install the Bolero Wireless system. The two-year journey started with MCEC identifying the need to renew the production communications system for its 5,500-seat plenary. The MCEC team chose the Riedel system after comprehensive testing concluded that the wireless performance of the Bolero solution enabled full wireless coverage throughout the entire convention center, not just the plenary.
The system comprises of multiple fibre-connected Artist matrix frames and a mix of RSP and DSP SmartPanels. The Bolero wireless component is integrated directly with the Artist system, allowing the Bolero belt packs to behave as wireless panels in the Artist matrix. There are 21 Bolero antennas distributed across the whole facility that connect back to the Artist matrix frames via MCEC’s network infrastructure.
Michael Walker, infrastructure and equipment manager at MCEC, said: “The Riedel Artist and Bolero systems allow us to provide seamless communication across and between any of our venues. All configuration is available in in an easy-to-use central application. This means our technicians don’t have to work with separate solutions for managing the different parts of the intercom systems. The reliability, sound quality, and flexibility of Artist and Bolero are the most important features to MCEC.”
John Bell, general manager for Riedel Australia, said: “As MCEC is one of the largest and most progressive convention centres in Australia, we are delighted that our Bolero and Artist systems have worked so well for this key customer. I was very happy to present this award to the MCEC during Integrate 2019, in the presence of many of Australia’s key AV companies and experts.”