Gateway Church Integrates Riedel MediorNet and Artist Systems

The Gateway Church in Southlake, TX changed its former AV distribution and communications system for a fiber based network installation. The fully integrated solution consists of a MediorNet fiber network backbone and an Artist digital matrix intercom from Riedel Communications, a leading manufacturer of real-time networks for video, audio, and communications. Responsible for the installation and planning was the systems integrator Beck Associates.

The Gateway Church installed a comprehensive system based on Riedel MediorNet, a fiber based multipoint network solution providing integrated transport for 3G/HD-SDI video, audio, data, and communications. A focal point of the installation is a set of five MediorNet mainframes offering a true fiber based real-time network approach beyond single point-to-point links. MediorNet also allows for routing all signals to any port – or even multiple points ­– within the network, providing a flexible signal distribution. The MediorNet system is mainly used to distribute the HD video signals of the church services between the different campuses and chapels.

For providing communications between all three campuses of the Gateway Church, Beck Associates installed a combination of one Artist 62 and two Artist 32 digital matrix intercom mainframes. They provide the connection for a large number of Artist control panels of the 1000, 2000, and 3000 series. The entire Artist infrastructure is also distributed via the MediorNet fiber network, which reduces cabling effort even further.

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