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Riedel PERFORMER 32 - Matrix Components, Intercom/Stage Management System for Theatre & Events

Performer 32 is a powerful and cost-effective digital intercom matrix/stage management system, which is aligned for the requirements of stand-alone broadcast applications, opera houses and theatres as well as sports and cultural events.

The system is based on a modular concept and can be adapted to the individual requirements of the users.
The successor to the legendary Riedel Compact System is available in two sizes and can be modularly equipped. Both versions can realize 32 user matrices. In addition to the client cards the compact systems also offer up to 16 (Performer 32+16) respectively 80 (Performer 32+80) relay switches for the control of intermission signs, cue lights and special effects.
Performer 32 systems are the ideal integration platform for diverse audio and communications sources. Versatile interface solutions allow seamless integration of digital and analogue partylines, radios, audio routers, telephones as well as other analogue and digital systems. Combined with the digital partyline interface C44, the Performer line for the first time offers a completely integrated solution for the combination of matrix systems and conventional partyline applications. The configuration of the partylines is realized with the same configuration software and is therefore totally integrated into the matrix environment.

Performer 32 at a glance
Modular expansion from 8 x 8 up to 32 x 32 ports
Broadcast quality audio (AES3/EBU) throughout the entire system
Digital connection to the panels via COAX, CAT5 or fibre
Redundant power supply, all modules hot-swappable
Intuitive configuration software
Individual volume control for each cross-point (1000 & 2000 series panels)
Secure long-term investment made in Germany
 
Applications
Stand-alone Broadcast Applications
Theatre
Sport & Cultural Events
Exhibition and Convention Centre
Stadium & Theme parks

Performer C22
Matrix to Digital Partyline Interface
The Performer C22 system interface converts two two-channel CAT5 matrix ports to two phantom powered digital beltpack lines and vice versa, allowing seamless integration of digital partylines with matrix intercom systems. In addition it can also be used for any application, where you would like to route digital partyline intercoms via an AES digital audio infrastructure such as MediorNet, Artist or any 3rd party AES audio router solution supporting transparent AES user bit transport.
The device provides an internal matrix, allowing to either operate the two ports independently as two independent partylines or to build one distributed partyline via AES. The beltpacks are connected to the ¼ 19”/1 RU unit via standard 3 pin XLR cables. The Performer C22 can power daisy-chains of up to nine beltpacks, split-boxes or desktop speaker stations per line.

Performer C44plus
System Interface
The C44plus System Interface seamlessly integrates digital partylines in matrix intercom environments and can also serve as a stand-alone matrix for small applications. The plus-version features a USB-port on the front to connect a PC to configure the internal 24x24 matrix via the new Performer Audio Assignment Software. The 19“/1RU unit converts four two-channel CAT5 matrix ports to four phantom powered beltpack lines. The beltpacks are connected to the C44plus via standard 3 pin XLR cables. Up to 16 beltpacks can be daisy-chained on each line, one C44plus can power up to 38 beltpacks. For stand-alone use the device features an integrated 24x24 ports digital intercom matrix, which can be configured via Riedel’s Audio Assignment Software. Pre-programmed configurations can be loaded via the DIP-switches on the front.
Full digital interfacing is provided for Artist and Performer 32 matrix systems. Analogue 4-wire I/Os and GPIs are provided for interfacing to 3rd party intercom systems. The C44 provides short-circuit protection on each powered line individually. Separate DC inputs and outputs at the rear of the unit can be used to provide redundant power.

Performer ASS
Audio Assignment Software for C44plus
The Windows-based Performer Audio Assignment Software is an intuitive tool for editing the settings of eight pre-programmed configurations, which can be activated through DIP switches on the front of the Performer C44plus. This expansion will enable the C44plus to serve as the heart of a small stand-alone intercom solution.