TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), a world leader in the development and delivery of solutions and services to the global media, broadcast and archive industries, has, in partnership with Eurotek, an Ireland-based systems design and integration company, won a major contract with Irish national broadcaster RTE. TMD's Mediaflex application suite is to provide the content management, preparation and workflow platform for FAST, the File Acquisition and Server Technology project which RTE is implementing in its Dublin headquarters.
The FAST project is a bold programme, designed to support current and future content preparation, production and post production in both SD and HD formats. As well as supporting modern, file-based workflows it will incorporate storage and access to ensure that all of RTE's assets continue to be available to a much larger user base.
TMD and Eurotek worked closely together on the design of the solution, the installation and rollout of which is planned to take a year. Eurotek will design, supply and implement the underlying infrastructure including the storage platforms, the network and broadcast equipment. TMD will be the prime contractor, and alongside providing the core Mediaflex platform it will deliver the overall systems design, workflow consultancy, systems integration and project management.
"FAST is a hugely important project for RTE, allowing us to boost our workflows and operational efficiency by using the latest file-based technology and providing much greater visibility to many more users across the production cycle, particularly for acquired content," said John Hunt, Director of Operations at RTE's TV Division. "We chose TMD and Eurotek as our partners for this project not just because Mediaflex is a widely respected asset management platform but because they really understand the technical, creative and commercial pressures on a broadcaster and can develop the infrastructures and workflows that will help us move forward. Our experience working with Eurotek on other major infrastructural projects has been good: they understand our workflows and operation, which helps with a smooth implementation"
"We are delighted that we have been selected by RTE for FAST," said Tony Taylor, Chairman and CEO of TMD. "Mediaflex workflows and management have been proven by broadcasters around the world, and RTE recognised that this in-depth experience would ensure we deliver against their specific requirements.
"We are also pleased to be working closely with Eurotek on this high profile project," he continued. "Eurotek is one of the most dynamic and skilful distributors and systems integrators anywhere in Europe, with a great track record in delivering this sort of file-based infrastructure. As a partnership we are confidently looking forward to tackling the challenging timescales of the RTE FAST project."