Riedel Communications has introduced the RSP-1216HL SmartPanel, a new 1RU model in the company’s 1200 Series of intercom and control panels for real-time audio, video, data, and communications networks. It’s a compact version of the app-based RSP-1232HL SmartPanel user interface.
“We took a quantum leap forward in workflow flexibility, power, and connectivity when we first introduced the RSP-1232HL SmartPanel at the 2018 NAB Show. Customers were instantly blown away by its multiple full-color multitouch displays, intuitive operation, and ability to leverage apps for multifunctionality,” says Benjamin Lampert, Product Manager at Riedel. “In the meantime, our customers have requested a 1RU version — and now it’s here. With the RSP-1216HL, we managed to concentrate all the power of the RSP-1232HL in an even more compact form factor without sacrificing any functionality or user-friendliness.”
Like its big brother, the fully IP-centric RSP-1216HL offers a full-color, high-resolution, sunlight-readable touch screen, as well as a hybrid-lever key design that combines lever- and rotary-style key styles to allow users to control numerous parameters with a single key. In addition, the new panel has the same connectivity options as its larger counterpart, with support for AES3 and SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67) connections together with GPIO, analog, or AES67 4-Wire, as well as front and rear USB connectivity. Further, it offers a single speaker and 16 hybrid-lever keys compared with the RSP-1232HL’s two speakers and 32 hybrid-lever keys.
The software-defined architecture of the 1200 Series SmartPanels is designed to enable them to keep pace as new technologies and workflows emerge in event production, pro AV and broadcast environments because the feature set of the series is steadily expanded by various software apps. With the upcoming Control Panel App and Audio Monitoring App, the 1200 Series SmartPanels will be suitable for environments in which space is at a premium, uniting intercom, control, and audio monitoring functionality into a single keypanel.
Lampert adds, “We have improved the audio quality of our 1200 Series panels even further by developing a new audio processing capability that delivers excellent speech quality and reproduces program material in unprecedented, distortion-free quality even at high levels. This new 1RU version opens another chapter in the SmartPanel success story. And looking at the two new powerful apps already on the horizon, this story has only just begun.”