Press Release: RTV Rijnmond selects iBroadcast as Broadcast Network Management System

IBC, Amsterdam, 15th September 2015

iBroadcast delivers Rijnmond CTOs vision of a single solution to manage equipment and business performance

Astec, the vendors of iBroadcast, a leading end to end, multi-vendor Network Management System for the broadcast, cable, IPTV, satellite, telecommunications and other sectors are delighted to announce that RTV Rijnmond have selected iBroadcast as their Network Management System to support their strategy of reducing cost by extending the life-cycle of equipment. iBroadcast will help mitigate the associated risks and provide an early warning for service-affecting issues and fulfil their business requirements for monitoring the overall performance of their operation.

The system will not only monitor equipment from numerous vendors but will check the performance of business critical systems such as transcoding processes. It will also enable Rijnmond to react quickly and maintain their production processes whilst providing a high degree of proactive management to anticipate and overcome impending issues.

The system will be implemented by D&MS, an iBroadcast channel partner and reseller who will provide configuration services and local implementation support to Rijnmond.

Chris Barlow, Technical Director of Astec reported, “We are delighted that RTV Rijnmond has selected iBroadcast as their multi-vendor Network Management System and we look forward to supporting D&MS as they help Rijnmond them realise their goal of an umbrella management system capable of presenting real-time performance data to their operations team. They evaluated a number of potential solutions and we are pleased they selected iBroadcast for this important role. We are committed to helping them improve their operations and to continue to provide exceptional service to their customers.”

Tom Dalderup, Chief Technical Officer of RTV Rijnmond added, “For many years I considered that a Broadcast Network Management System was something that was nice to have and although I understood the benefits that such a system could deliver, there was never a significant business reason to implement such a system. We looked at several systems and compared costs and capabilities and decided to implement iBroadcast because of its ability to aggregate data from the supervision and element management systems which we already had. It also aggregates data from many departments and present that data through a simple graphical user interface which could be understood by all our staff.”

About Astec
Astec is a leading supplier of network management and monitoring and control solutions to customers throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Astec strives to improve the operational effectiveness and profitability for customers by delivering specialist management, production, reporting and monitoring and control information technology solutions.

About RTV Rijnmond
RTV Rijnmond is a public broadcast organisation for the Rijnmond region of the Netherlands. The organisation comes from Radio Rijnmond, founded in 1983, and TV Rijnmond which is added to the organisation in 2000. RTV Rijnmond is a public service broadcaster. Their goal is to reach the widest possible audience within the rejuvenating, multicultural and internationally oriented area. RTV Rijnmond represents actual, independent, reliable, accessible, entertaining and varied. More than 85 FTEs and a large network of freelancers work daily on various programs.

About D&MS
Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS) is an internationally operating system integrator and partner with a versatile portfolio of professional audio- and video-equipment. D&MS services a broad range of mainly facilitating companies in the radio- and television industry, regional broadcasting corporations, theatres and cinemas, governmental institutions and companies. D&MS designs, plans and builds studios, outside broadcast vans (OBV’s), boardrooms and audio-visual layouts for, amongst others, cinemas and theatres throughout the whole of Europe.

To learn more about this press release, please contact:-
Chris Barlow
+44 1543 888134