With IP at the heart of broadcasting’s future, codecs are increasingly the gateways of content assimilation and distribution
Riedel has introduced the RSP-1216HL SmartPanel, a new 1RU model in the company’s 1200 Series of intercom and control panels for real-time audio, video, data and communications networks. RSP-1216HL is a compact version of the app-based RSP-1232HL SmartPanel user interface.
“We took a quantum leap forward in workflow flexibility, power and connectivity when we first introduced the RSP-1232HL SmartPanel at the 2018 NAB Show,” said Benjamin Lampert, product manager at Riedel. “In the meantime, our customers have requested a 1RU version — and now it’s here. With the RSP-1216HL, we managed to concentrate all the power of the RSP-1232HL in an even more compact form factor without sacrificing any functionality or user-friendliness.”
According to the company, the IP-centric RSP-1216HL features a full-color, high-resolution and sunlight-readable touch screen. It also has a hybrid-lever key design that combines lever- and rotary-style key styles, allowing users to control multiple parameters with a single key.
In addition, the new panel has the same connectivity options as its bigger counterpart, with support for AES3 and SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67) connections together with GPIO, analog or AES67 4-Wire, as well as front and rear USB connectivity.
The slimmer RSP-1216HL offers a single speaker and 16 hybrid-lever keys. The RSP-1232HL has two speakers and 32 hybrid-lever keys.
“The software-defined architecture of the 1200 Series SmartPanels enables them to keep pace as new technologies and workflows emerge in dynamic broadcast, event production and pro AV environments,” says the firm.
It adds that the upcoming Control Panel App and Audio Monitoring App, the 1200 Series SmartPanels will suit environments in which space is at a premium. It will unite intercom, control and audio monitoring functionality into a single keypanel while reducing costs and saving valuable rack or desk space.
“We have improved the audio quality of our 1200 Series panels even further by developing a new audio processing capability that delivers excellent speech quality and reproduces program material in unprecedented, distortion-free quality even at high levels,” added Lampert. “This new 1RU version opens another chapter in the SmartPanel success story.”