LAS VEGAS — A new API based on open NMOS standards for Riedel Communications’ 1200 Series SmartPanel received its first look from the media industry at the recent 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
This innovation, Riedel says, will enable industry partners to utilize the SmartPanel as a user interface for their control, monitoring, and automation solutions.
Further, Riedel believes it is another way the app-based SmartPanel can be leveraged to take on additional duties within broadcast workflows.
For this initiative, Riedel partnered with ATOS BNCS, Axon Cerebrum, Broadcast Solutions hi, Lawo VSM, Pebble Beach Systems, and Skyline DataMiner.
The users of the Riedel 1200 Series SmartPanel Control Panel App can now trigger actions in control/automation systems and then provide visual feedback on status and configuration changes using the colors, labels, and symbols that are inherent in the panel. With simultaneous use of the Intercom App and Control Panel App, the 1200 Series SmartPanel delivers a unique combination of capabilities to expand and enhance user workflows.
“The Control Panel App offers several advantages to a proprietary control solution,” said Riedel Communications Senior Product Manager Marco Muckenhaupt. “Most importantly, its NMOS underpinnings allow a third-party system to automatically discover all of the panel’s control elements, like its lever keys or touch screens, and assign any desired functionality We are really happy to have the support of some of the key vendors in the industry, and it’s great to see manufacturers working hand in hand to deliver real benefits to users across platforms.”