To enable wireless communications at the SXSW music and film festival, the Austin based rental and service provider Omega Broadcast Group chose an Acrobat Wireless Intercom System from Riedel Communications, one of the largest manufacturers of real-time networks for video, audio and communications. The Acrobat installation was used by the XI Media staff at the Fader Fort stage sponsored by Fiat and provided the wireless network for the Acrobat WB-2 beltpacks. The wireless system was integrated with a Performer Digital Partyline Intercom via the Performer C44 System Interface. "Especially the crystal clear audio quality and the devices' durability were the reason for choosing Riedel Acrobat and Performer systems," said Gabe Proctor Rentals Manager, Omega Broadcast Group.
Riedel Communications’ Acrobat Digital Wireless Intercom solution utilizes the benefits of the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard’s base layer. This provides a license-free, cellular architecture with seamless hand-over between cells, allowing each Acrobat wireless beltpack to continuously monitor and automatically select the best connection to the Acrobat Cell Controller.
South by Southwest (SXSW) is a festival combining music and film in Austin, TX. It is one of the largest music festivals in the United States with more than 2,000 performers in 90 venues.