Qvest Media and Carrosserie Akkermans expand partnership
The companies will focus on increased technical and structural standardisation and a modular vehicle concept. The declared aim is also to exploit new production possibilities. Technologically, a full IP-capable design of the vehicles will play a central role in order to be able to increasingly relocate production tasks to stationary production and broadcasting centres via remote connection. Networking with cloud services and resources will also simplify field production and relieve the local OB teams. The overall package enables clients to use the vehicles in a more versatile, flexible and, in particular, cost-effective manner.
In the past, Qvest Media and Carrosserie Akkermans have already jointly developed media vehicles for applications such as television, events, sports broadcasts or live reports. Building on this shared experience, cooperation will be extended to the MENA region.
“Based on digitization and new production standards such as IP, 4K and HDR, we see a growing need for new flexible and cost-effective mobile production solutions,” says Ahmad Al Kayal, Sales Manager at Qvest Media in Dubai. “Akkermans’ know-how in the construction of high-quality and sophisticated bodywork solutions helps us to implement our media technology concepts and workflow designs in the best possible way and to arrange customer-focused and cost-optimized turnkey solutions.”
“We are pleased to further expand our partnership with Qvest Media,” says Arjan Akkermans, CEO of Carrosserie Akkermans. “Qvest Media’s excellent positioning and regional presence offer us the opportunity to increasingly address the MENA region with our portfolio.”
The latest joint project between the two companies is the construction of two 4K/UHD production vehicles for the international news agency Ruptly. Despite its compact dimensions, the OB fleet offers state-of-the-art equipment for versatile production.
About Qvest Media
Qvest Media is one of the world’s leading systems architects and ICT integrators in the field of broadcasting and media technology, specialising in the television, media and telecommunications industries. Qvest Media is headquartered in Cologne with further locations in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. 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 Managed Technology business unit, Qvest Media supports media organisations through their entire digital transformation, covering all technological infrastructures, services and production workflows in a, future-focused payment model. With a commercial portfolio of around 250,000 products as well as partnerships with nearly all major media and IT brands, the company ranks among Europe’s largest trade and distribution houses for technology in the fields of Professional AV, IT and Broadcast. Qvest Media has established itself as one of the leading suppliers of dry-hire equipment and systems solutions for live broadcasting for events, sports and entertainment. Today, Qvest’s customer base includes such eminent broadcasters and media networks as ARD and ZDF, Sky, RTL, Al Arab, SRG, Al Jazeera, tpc switzerland ag, MediaCorp, Dubai Media Incorporated, SES ASTRA, Etisalat and Turner Broadcasting