RTÉ Adopts Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed for FAST Service
FAST is RTÉ’s file-based content media management system, based around Harmonic Mediagrid and Spectrum media servers with TMD’s MediaFlex content management system. Media is ingested from tape or file, in SD or HD format, in preparation for transmission. At RTÉ, Telestream’s Vantage transcoding software combines with its Lightspeed acceleration system to generate multiple output profiles for ingest of broadcast media, particularly Smooth Streaming and HLS formats for proxy-viewing throughout the organization. The Telestream system will enable ingested media to become available to QC viewing stations, editorial staff, and others within a very short time from when the media is ingested. This facilitates both scheduled, and last-minute ingest tasks.
“Lightspeed’s performance has enabled us to provide a better service to our internal users, and to increase the number of simultaneous transcode operations we can perform, whilst the Vantage transcoding video quality enables us to deliver excellent picture quality for a given bandwidth” commented Myles Donoghue, Project Manager at RTÉ.
The project marks a number of firsts for Telestream. It is the first implementation of Lightspeed being integrated with TMD’s MediaFlex system, and it is also the first Lightspeed system to be installed in Ireland.
Having worked closely with RTÉ and TMD throughout the FAST project, Eurotek played a central role in the integration of Telestream’s Vantage transcoding system. It helped RTÉ test and integrate Lightspeed, providing on-site technical expertise and working closely with TMD’s engineering team to help define and implement the integration.
“RTÉ is a national broadcaster, and as such commands a high level of respect in the international broadcast community. Their adoption of Telestream Vantage and Lightspeed to facilitate new file-based workflows sends a strong message to the broadcast community of the quality and cost-effectiveness of the Telestream product,” stated Kevin Moore, Managing Director of Eurotek. “Having used other Telestream products for many years, especially FlipFactory, RTÉ’s adoption of Vantage/Lightspeed indicates a strong satisfaction with the company and its products, as well as Eurotek’s service and support of their systems.”
RTÉ is Ireland's Public Service Media Organisation. RTÉ, through all of its services, forms a major part of the infrastructure of Irish society. The distinctive leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides a comprehensive and cost-effective broadcasting service to the Irish public on radio, television online and mobile.
Eurotek is one of Europe’s longest established broadcast systems companies, and was established in 1967. The company specialises in broadcast, post-production, and content creation technology for Irish and international clients, and has worked throughout Europe and the Far East in its time. With a staff of 24, the company provides a full range of services, including 24x7 technical support from its Dublin base. Eurotek have been a Telestream partner for over 10 years, and have a large client base of satisfied Telestream clients.
Telestream provides world-class live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. Many of the world’s most demanding media and entertainment companies as well as a growing number of users in a broad range of business environments, rely on Telestream products to streamline operations, reach broader audiences and generate more revenue from their media. Telestream products span the entire digital media lifecycle, including video capture and ingest; live and on-demand encoding and transcoding; captioning; playback and inspection, delivery, and live streaming; as well as automation and orchestration of the entire workflow. Telestream corporate headquarters are located in Nevada City, California. The company is privately held.