Qvest Media and Carrosserie Akkermans expand partnership
Cologne, 18 September 2018: Qvest Media, a world-leading systems architect and ICT integrator, and Carrosserie Akkermans, a bodywork construction specialist for media vehicles, are entering into an exclusive partnership for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The two companies are pooling their respective skills to create production and broadcast vehicles.
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. The two vehicles will be exhibited at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam at Ruptly’s booth 0.B05. Representatives of Qvest Media and Carrosserie Akkermans will be available to show you around and discuss the broadcast vehicles.
About Qvest Media
Qvest Media is a world-leading systems architect and ICT integrator in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specialising in the television, media and telecommunications industries. The company, headquartered in Cologne, has additional locations in Europe, 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 business unit Managed Technology, Qvest Media supports media organisations along their entire digital transformation process by covering everything from technology infrastructures to services and technical operations offered within streamlined and future-oriented payment models. In addition, Qvest Media ranks among Europe’s largest trade and distribution houses for technology in the fields of Professional AV, IT and Broadcast with a commercial portfolio of around 250,000 products as well as partnerships with nearly all major manufactures from the media and IT industries. 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, the customer base includes eminent international broadcasters, telco providers and media networks such as ARD and ZDF, Sky, RTL, Al Mamlaka, SRG, Al Jazeera, tpc switzerland ag, Mediacorp, beIN SPORTS, Dubai Media Incorporated, SES ASTRA, Etisalat, Turner Broadcasting, etc. www.qvestmedia.com
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