Riedel Communications equipment once again handled communications and signal management duties for the Madrid leg of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour freestyle motocross event at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas.
While more than 23,000 fans looked on, the Red Bull production team used Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom systems and MediorNet real-time signal distribution and management platform to produce and bring the spectacular live event to the world.
The fibre-based Riedel Artist digital intercom system provides a decentralised infrastructure for live audio and intercom applications, in turn allowing the crew to establish and maintain complete coverage with distances of up to 500 metres between two nodes. In Las Ventas, the Riedel Artist digital intercom system ensured that the entire production staff, as well as security, medical, and technical operations, were in constant contact via 80 Motorola DP4400 radios. Riedel's Performer Digital Partyline system was also used to ensure high-quality and secure communications for the judges and scorers.
Fans unable to attend the competition in Las Ventas were able to watch the event live on numerous TV stations around the world, on Red Bull TV, or on the big screens of Callao City Lights in the heart of the Spanish capital.
"Since its inception in 2001, Red Bull has depended upon Riedel technology to ensure the highest quality in communications and signal distribution," said Bernhard Brandner, head of technical services at Riedel Communications Austria. "The competition in Las Ventas was as phenomenal as ever, and we're proud that our Artist and MediorNet systems helped to make the event another raging success for the Red Bull X-Fighters team."