Bolero – Riedel’s state-of-the-art wireless intercom system.
Now with Integrated, Standalone Link & Standalone 2110 (AES67) mode.
As an all-new wireless intercom system capable of supporting up to 250 beltpacks and 100 antennas in a single deployment, Bolero is a true game-changer. Bolero redefines the wireless intercom category with features such as its ADR (Advanced DECT Receiver) with multi-diversity and anti-reflection technology for greater RF robustness, “Touch&Go” NFC beltpack registration, and versatile operation as a wireless beltpack, a wireless keypanel, or — in an industry first — a walkie-talkie.
With the addition of the newest Bolero Standalone 2110 (AES67) mode, there are now three network modes available for Bolero systems – each of them dedicated to specific applications.
Bolero Integrated leverages the powerful Artist ecosystem, including SmartPanels and extensive I/O connectivity, and runs over a standards-based SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67) IP network. Decentralized Bolero antennas connect to AES67-capable switches and to Artist frames equipped with AES67 client cards, providing a fully integrated point-to-point seamless handover intercom ecosystem. With each decentralized antenna and beltpack added, coverage and network robustness are increased. Up to 250 beltpacks per Bolero Net are now supported.
Bolero Standalone Link provides plug & play simplicity that is ideal for smaller installations, portable deployments, or cases where IP networks are not required. Up to 100 antennas and 100 beltpacks can be quickly and easily set up and configured via a web browser, without the need for an Artist Intercom matrix since audio mixing and all control functions are handled by the antennas. Antennas may be positioned in a redundant ring or daisy chain topology, or deployed individually using CAT5 cabling. With the optional EPS-1005 power supply, up to five antennas can be powered and adding multiple PSUs creates a redundant power ring. Finally, an NSA-002A stream adapter is used to interface Bolero with other intercom systems via analog 4-wire and provide GPIOs for convenient external device handling.
Similarly, Bolero Standalone 2110 (AES67) lets users establish IP-based Bolero networks without the need for an Artist matrix. The antennas are distributed over a SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67) IP network and connected via AES67 PoE switches. As in Standalone Link deployments, audio mixing and control functions are handled by the antennas and 100 beltpacks can be accommodated per Bolero Net and configured via a web browser. An optional NSA-002A provides analogue interfacing and GPIOs and fiber-connected switches or switch cascades can be used to cover long distances.
The Bolero high-clarity voice codec provides both higher speech intelligibility and more efficient use of RF spectrum supporting twice the number of beltpacks per antenna for the same radio bandwidth as other DECT-based systems. The Riedel-exclusive ADR technology combines a unique receiver design with multiple diversity elements specifically designed to reduce sensitivity to multipath reflections, making Bolero useable in challenging RF environments where other systems have great difficulty.
The beltpack itself features six intercom channels and a separate “Reply” button for a quick reply to the last caller. Bolero’s sunlight readable and dimmable display can be rotated so that it is readable in any orientation. Also, in an industry first, the beltpack can be used without a headset like a walkie-talkie radio utilizing an integrated mic and speaker. Bolero beltpacks support Bluetooth, allowing either a Bluetooth headset or a Smartphone to be connected. When a Smartphone is connected, the beltpack can act like a car’s “hands free” setup so the user can receive calls on their phone and talk and listen via their beltpack headset. Users can also inject phone calls directly into the intercom channels, providing new levels of workflow flexibility.
Based on Riedel’s extensive rental experience, the beltpack uses a combination of premium materials, including high-impact plastics and rubber overmolds, making it both tough and comfortable to use in any situation.