White Light Ltd, a London-based provider of lighting, audio, video, and rigging equipment to the media, entertainment, and events markets, has standardized its crew communication capabilities on the Riedel Bolero wireless intercom platform for on-site and virtual events produced in the U.K. and across Europe in an upgrade from its previous single-channel approach.
“One of the many things that sets Bolero apart from other wireless intercoms is its ability to support multiple categories of users, such as camera operators, production managers, and Zoom technicians,” says Jonjo Glynn, Venues Director, White Light. “With Bolero’s programmable beltpack, users are able to customise their setup to meet their individual needs, and user groups can be programmed to hear only specific types of comms from other groups. This type of flexibility allows us to communicate in ways that were previously impossible for events, whether crew members are on location or virtual.”
Since adopting Bolero, White Light has put the wireless intercom system to work on a variety of events, including a recent global financial conference. In addition, the company has adopted Bolero as the primary comms system for SmartStage, its extended-reality studio for hire. SmartStage has most recently been deployed at The Mermaid, an upscale conference and event venue in London’s Blackfriars district, to provide a COVID-19-secure alternative for producing virtual events.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, White Light’s SmartStage has revolutionised the delivery of virtual events for a broad range of clients — and its technology has won several awards for innovation,” states Nacho Lee, U.K. Sales Manager, Riedel Communications. “As part of that award-winning technology package, Riedel’s Bolero has shown once again just how versatile and flexible the system is for any type of live event, whether attendees are calling in virtually or attending live.”