Qvest Media provide media strategic and technology consulting to the European Parliament to support its digital transformation
Cologne/Strasbourg, 12 September 2019: Qvest Media, a world-leading systems architect and ICT Media integrator, will provide the consulting for the European Parliament in the strategic and innovative development of their broadcast and multimedia infrastructures. The four-year consulting agreement comprises the services provision for the parliamentary offices in both Brussels and Strasbourg.
Key to the Parliament’s decision to select Qvest Media as their consultant are the company’s longstanding experience, expertise and methodology in digital workflow transformation in media, which is further supported by a holistic approach, global industry insight, and a strong international partner network. With the media infrastructure renewal project at the Strasbourg and Brussels offices, Qvest Media will provide strategic and technology decision support and help to shape the technology roadmap for the coming years.
Qvest Media’s consultants and systems architects will support the European Parliament ambition to achieve future proof workflows on a networked, transparent media architecture that supports location-independent collaborative work. The objective is to introduce innovative technologies in order to establish more efficient working conditions for media organizations and news representatives. In addition, new technologies like UHD/HDR or multi-platform distribution & streaming will be adapted. The scheduled migration of the SDI network to an all-IP infrastructure is part of the future system design.
Project objectives also cover the evaluation of future technologies such as AI, machine learning and the definition of a consistent data strategy for the new, cross-system media management. The transforming media consumption behavior and its effects on the communication strategy of the Parliament is incorporated in the consulting approach from a strategic perspective as well.
For this purpose, Qvest Media business consultants analyze different infrastructure- and operation model variants regarding cost efficiency and profitability together with their effects on the environment. Along the lines of the EMAS scheme (Environmental Management System), a reduction of energy consumption and pollutant emissions is the declared objective of the European Parliament. Qvest Media consultants will in this context also assess together with the European Parliament teams, potential saving opportunities by expanding solutions for remote production to minimize the physical transport of media equipment and travelling staff between the locations Brussels and Strasbourg.
For the subsequent system integration and the training of the operating staff, Qvest Media will support the European Parliament with a team of technical experts and project managers. Moreover, change management is a vital component of the transformation process that will be supported by Qvest Media.
About Qvest Media
Qvest Media is a world-leading systems architect, consultant, ICT integrator and developer of software products in the innovation-driven media industry. The company’s range of services is aligned to the opportunities emerging from an increasingly digital media value chain such as multi-platform content delivery, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, multicloud management, IP infrastructures and cyber security. Qvest Media’s clients include numerous renowned media networks, telecommunication providers, broadcasters as well as companies and organizations from the industrial and public sector. In addition to the headquarters in Cologne and Dubai, Qvest Media operates eleven further locations in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.