First All-IP SMPTE 2110 Broadcast Infrastructure for tpc

Qvest Media and tpc switzerland ag Are Planning the First All-IP SMPTE 2110 Broadcast Infrastructure for the New Sports, News and Technology Centre in Zurich

Qvest Media, one of the world’s leading systems architects for broadcast and media technology, has received a major contract from Switzerland. In close cooperation with the production service provider tpc switzerland ag, Qvest Media is planning the media technology infrastructure of the new sports, news and technology centre in Zurich. Amongst others, the level of development of the broadcast IP standard SMPTE 2110 at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas will be particularly important for the planning of this project.

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Full-IP SMPTE 2110 Backbone, Infrastructure as a Service, Mobile First, Content Everywhere and UHD HDR: tpc switzerland ag (tpc) has chosen an open and ambitious innovative approach towards the new construction of their sports, news and technology centre in the Leutschenbach district of Zurich. A key objective is to incorporate pioneering trends and technologies into the emerging infrastructure. This will consequently streamline and simplify operational processes and workflows.

 

Qvest Media and tpc switzerland ag Are Planning the First All-IP SMPTE 2110 Broadcast Infrastructure for the New Sports, News and Technology Centre in Zurich

“With the new construction, we are making the most of the opportunity to explore new horizons with regard to technology, creation, editorial work and operation,” explains Andreas Lattmann, CTO at tpc. “We are putting old patterns of thought and existing structures to the test and are therefore creating the breeding ground for new solutions. With Qvest Media, we have chosen a development partner who, besides having the technical expertise, provides us with the open, fresh and innovative approach that we require,” Andreas Lattmann continues.

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In the context of the technical evaluation, Qvest Media and a delegation of tpc will catch up at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas regarding the level of development of the SMPTE 2110 standard. The screening will, in particular, give an indication of whether an All-IP infrastructure based on SMPTE 2110 and AES 67 can be planned. “As the world’s largest exhibition of the media industry, NAB is the perfect platform for getting an impression of products and solutions available on the market.

 

Daniel Url, Managing Director at Qvest Media

Furthermore, personal meetings at the show will give us insights into the manufacturers’ roadmap. For a major project such as this, which has a high degree of innovation, this is essential for our planning,” says Daniel Url, Managing Director at Qvest Media in Germany and Switzerland.

After completion of the project in 2019, the national services of SRG SSR and tpc as well as the news and sports editors of SRF will be merged into the new building in the Leutschenbach district of Zurich. In addition, a completely new system infrastructure will be established for signal management, broadcasting operation and production of TV and online offerings.

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About tpc switzerland ag

tpc switzerland ag is responsible for production and technical operations of television, radio and multimedia programmes at SRF (Swiss Radio and Television). The subsidiary company of SRG SSR is the leading Swiss broadcast service provider, with extensive expertise in planning, manufacturing and managing audiovisual projects. The almost 1,000 highly professional employees have their own, well-equipped studios, workshops and mobile resources. Where necessary, external partners complement the range of services of tpc.

About Qvest Media

Qvest Media is a world leading systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specializing in the television, media and telecommunications industries. The company has locations in Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Schaffhausen, Dubai and Singapore with a team of over 180 employees. With a powerful spectrum of services consisting of consulting & development, systems integration and service & support, Qvest Media offers 360° expertise in the design, development, implementation and operational support of media technology infrastructures. With its business unit professional products, Qvest Media has specialized in the selection and distribution of AV and broadcasting IT products. Its partner network in this field includes the most innovative and important hardware and software manufacturers. Qvest Media is also one of the biggest suppliers of dry-hire equipment and systems solutions for live broadcasting of events, sports and entertainment. Today, Qvest’s customer base includes eminent international broadcasters, telco providers and media networks such as ARD and ZDF, Sky, RTL, Al Arab, SRG, Al Jazeera, MediaCorp, beIN SPORTS, Dubai Media Incorporated, SES ASTRA, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Turner Broadcasting, etc.

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