Riedel presents Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with Appreciation Award
Pic L to R: Espen Brynildsen – Technical Solutions Manager, ANZ, Riedel , Michael Walker – Infrastructure & Equipment Manager, MCEC, Cameron O’Neill – Director, APAC, Riedel, John Bell – General Manager, Riedel
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 had a mix of analogue wired and digital wireless solutions from various providers.
MCEC is 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 final outcome was that the wireless performance of the Bolero solution resulted in full wireless coverage for all of MCEC and not just the Plenary.
The Riedel Appreciation Award recognises the confidence shown by MCEC in Riedel solutions and to acknowledge contribution of the venue management team in delivering a great result.
The system comprises 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.
”The Riedel Artist and Bolero systems allow us to provide seamless communication across and between any of our venues. All configuration is available in a central application which is easy to use. This means our technicians don’t have to work with separate solutions for managing the different parts of the intercom systems’’ said Michael Walker, Infrastructure & Equipment Manager at MCEC. ”The reliability, sound quality and flexibility of Artist and Bolero are the most important to MCEC’’ he explained.
‘’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’’ said John Bell, General Manager, Riedel Australia.
‘‘I’m very happy to present this award at the MCEC during Integrate 2019, in the presence of many of Australia’s key AV companies and experts’’ he added.