In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Matthias Leister of Riedel Communications about the company’s technical support for the Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive Felix Baumgartner recently made. Leister provides a behind-the-scenes look at the video links, the intercom system, and the radio links used for the project, and he discusses the unique challenges of high altitude and super cold operation for the gear carried aloft for the jump.
Links of interest:
- Riedel Communications, provider of all technical communication links for the jump
- The Riedel Artist Digital Matrix intercom system used in mission control
- Riedel PURE rugged tactical fiber-optic cables used at the Stratos jump location
- Neutrik opticalCON connectors used on Riedel PURE cables