Consultancy and expertise in all aspects of enterprise video.
We provide consultancy and expertise in all aspects of enterprise video – from workflow design through to assisting with RFPs and implementation. Or, perhaps you would like a review of your current system undertaken to make sure you are getting the most from it.
Shouldn’t your Enterprise video environment provide the same feature-rich, easy to start, easy to control experience that users have come to expect?
You need a flexible, scalable, manageable collaboration platform that lets you take advantage of Bring Your Own Device policies, and makes it fast and easy to locate and bring people together, make decisions, review documents and keep business moving forward through high definition collaboration.
Delivered by our passionate team with years of experience in this area
Webcasting is our main area of expertise. We’ve worked on a number of global deployments for FTSE100 and FOTUNE500 clients. We work closely with the major Webcasting vendors and have helped some of them shape their products into what you see today. We were one of the first companies to provide an at-desk webcasting service using resource reservation. Today, we’re on the cutting edge helping companies deploy solutions to Thin Clients and integrate into VC infrastructure via SIP gateways.
We can help you shape your chosen system to fulfill your requirements, data retention and security policies and help you capture useful meta-data so that you can find and distribute your video assets.
In this ever changing landscape of enterprise video it’s important to keep on top of the leaders and challengers in this sector. One day your preferred vendor is rubbishing one of their competitors – and the next day they have bought them! What happens with priorities on roadmaps? Who had the best solution for a particular problem you were faced with? How will they co-exist? We’ve seen this many times in this industry – and once great products have all but disappeared. We can help mitigate some of that risk for you, with direct access to Senior Management and across technology and product divisions, we can help get the information you need to make your decision.
Not only can the RFI and RFP process become complex and consume a huge amount of time and resources, there is often a requirement to provide subject matter experts to assist with requirements gathering and analysis. We can help fill any gaps you may have in this area – or provide some of the key criteria you should be applying when selecting a solution.
Delivery of TV and video services over IP is becoming increasingly popular within the Enterprise. We’ve helped deliver IPTV into a number of global corporates, taking the projects from initial requirements gathering through to installation and handover. We are well aware of the complexities of dealing with reporting on usage back to the main delivery partners as well as handling security and encryption of HDCP from head-end down to the STB.
Want to make sure you’re getting the best out of an existing installation? Or maybe you need a review of your current workflow to ensure it’s running at peak efficiency. We can provide guidance in these areas, and have worked on projects where we were able to trim production time from 12 hours to 30 minutes per finished hour of content.
In addition to making sure everything is running as smoothly as possible, we can take a look at other video related technologies to see if they can be leveraged to add any further value. A good example of this has been using video-conferencing rooms as ad-hoc studios, taking advantage of the higher quality lighting and acoustics typically found in these rooms. They make a fantastic interim step between a full-blown studio and having to set-up/tear-down an existing office each time you want to record content.
Deploying your chosen technology can be a technical minefield – having to deal with internal, Cloud or Hybrid hosting, security, data retention policies and so on. Add to this the headache of having to migrate your existing content and business rules and it’s a recipe for a major headache. We can be your fast acting pain relief, having worked across technology areas with some of the strictest rules for installing equipment along with the associated in-depth business rules and data retention/security policies. We can work with multicast and non-multicast networks helping you to deploy a solution that works with your content caching and distribution technology.
If a studio is what you desire then we have access to some of the most talented designers in the industry with award winning projects to their name.
We’ve been working with encoding technologies and digital video formats since before Video for Windows was launched back in the mid 1990’s. We cut our teeth on hideously expensive Intel DVI formats (US$300 per finished minute!) and the archaic Philips Laserdisc, moving on to MPEG1 and other formats along the way (anyone remember Fractal?!). That journey has provided a deep insight into encoding and editing technologies, mezzanine files and the importance of meta-data.
We know that being able to access your content across as many different devices is key to the success of your project. We have been working with a number of organizations on secure Mobile delivery, employing security measures such as digital watermarking and DRM. In addition, we’ve helped shape some of the video offerings in the Thin Client space which could help reduce – or even eliminate – any local installation to your devices and remove the bandwidth bottleneck you may have encountered.
Even more importantly, we can now do all of the above in true H264.
As well as our expertise in the technology and business areas of video we also have a wealth of experience in Project Management and associated methodologies including PRINCE2 and Scrum. In addition, we also have Enterprise Architects on-board to ensure our solutions are for for purpose and have the required reach within your organization whilst sitting within the TOGAF framework.
We are recognized as experts in our field and over the years have developed a number of relationships with key vendors.
We believe in sharing our passion, diverse – and sometimes leftfield - thinking, knowledge and experience in a highly collaborative way with you to deliver creative and innovative solutions that you can see, and gain, real value in.
We know it’s an approach that works. Because we’ve done it time and time again with companies like yours: companies that perhaps just need a little expert guidance and support to realise the value of video and other collaborative technologies that change the world you work in.
So our approach to consultancy is highly collaborative – much like the technologies we work with and promote. We ensure we add value. And that the results we deliver are measurable and totally impartial and transparent.
So how do we do that? Well, firstly we are entirely agnostic. We do not sell any products. Secondly, by investing in our people, ensuring our Consultants are confident and comfortable and ready for the challenges ahead.
We believe that when you bring together the differing elements of passion, diversity of thinking, valuable knowledge and experience and collaborative sharing, and apply them with clients in creative and innovative ways the possibilities are endless and the real world benefits worthy of investment.
WE PROMOTE PASSION. We ask our consultants to deliver on what they are passionate about – video and collaboration technologies. For our team this means that they have the ability, confidence, know-how, in engaging with, and sharing their intelligence, knowledge and experience to help clients get the best value service they are able to offer.
WE ENCOURAGE DIVERSITY. We encourage diversity of thinking, acceptance of cultural uniqueness – having had the experience of delivering projects across the World – and we recognise the power of gender diversity. We bring the benefit, understanding and experience of that diversity to bear on the opportunities, challenges and project thinking that informs our client engagement. It ensures we think differently about our people, and about our businesses.
WE VALUE KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE. And a dash of inspiration. We value the broad band of knowledge and experience that exists in our team and within our client organisations. We recognise and understand that expertise is diverse, current, subject matter critical, and is invaluable to a business. We work continually with our consultants to ensure they are constantly improving, updating and applying their knowledge, experience and expertise to real world business issues that support our clients.
WE CHAMPION COLLABORATION. This is what our core business is about. Our consultants learn from one another on a daily basis. We encourage collaboration, we facilitate the internal sharing of ideas and the cross fertilization of learning. This allows our best ideas to flow quickly and effortlessly into the next client project, and crucially becomes a valuable resource to us and to our client groups.
We've been involved in video related technologies since the early 90’s.
At that time digital video was prohibitively expensive to process (approx. US$300 per minute) and tape was still the norm.
Initially we worked around video conferencing and meeting room technologies, helping design and build a number of facilities across the financial services sector. Some of these rooms could have featured in a James Bond film – concealed screens, two way mirrors and tables with hidden laptops inside. We then became involved in large scale conferences around the world, linking sites by live satellite feeds and helping build custom presentation software.
We saw the value of video very early on, especially with companies that were used to sending people to far flung places for meetings.This extended from video conferencing to digital video – taking a recording of a senior manager or similar and making that available on a laptop.
So instead of having to fly someone out to a meeting – or have them take time out to attend a VC – a set piece could be used time and time again. The technology was well received and a library of relevant content quickly created, enabling materials from conferences around the world to be re-used as well as enabling the searching of content based on specific funds, currencies, managers and so on.
Our activities in this area have continued to grow over the last twenty years or so. Whereas content used to be held locally on a laptop it can now be streamed to a phone or tablet from anywhere in the world.
The cost of entry into this type of technology has drastically reduced, but a number of the problems remain the same, perhaps even more complex as more people than ever are now generating content.
We'd really love to hear from you so why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Phone number: 020-3397-4888