Convergence is one of the biggest topics in multimedia applications. Moving from analog production to a fully integrated digital production environment was the task in the 90s. The new century moves convergence even further to combine digitally integrated production facilities with seamless networking systems. This degree of integration is quite new to our industry and presents a challenge not only for the management of such complex interacting systems, but also for staff members having to cope with a fundamental change in production paradigms.
The Riedel Artist system can be interfaced to the Telex/RTS ADAM system in a manner that provides both logically passive four wire conference group connections and active logic point to point connections with panel key tally In a typical interface situation a combination of conference line and point to point connections is used to connect two independent systems together such as when two video trucks are used at the same venue. Typical conference lines used are Production, Cameras, Engineering, and Audio. More or less may often be used. Interconnecting these is straight forward and requires only cross-connecting the audio between 4 wire utility ports within each system. The only issues to be considered are level matching and potential ground loops. Both of these potential issues are easily solved as most modern systems have built in transformers and level adjust capabilities. This is true of the Riedel Artist and the RTS ADAM systems.