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IP: no “one size fits all”

IP: no “one size fits all” Blog  The move towards IP was already clearly apparent in the broadcast world when the pandemic hit. Now, it is accelerating rapidly – not least because of how it uniquely enables remote production, which has swiftly become the default approach to, for example, the broadcasting of live sports. For…

RCH Group Cements its International Reach

RCH Group Cements its International Reach New German Headquarters for international strategy and market-specific TSE compliance    Press Release Treviso, ITALY — 29 July, 2020 —   RCH Group SpA, leading provider of retail and restaurant POS solutions, announces the launch of RCH Germany based in Saarbrucken, Saarland Lander. Expanding upon the existing presence of…

Monitoring the Current OTT/Broadcast Paradigm

  Monitoring the Current OTT/Broadcast Paradigm The fun of clichés, millennials and consumption habits…   Blog by Bridge Technologies If there’s one thing the internet is good for, it’s allowing people to make sweeping generalisations about the way things are. And were. People tend to get very tribal on the internet. ‘Them millennials…’ you see…

WebClip2Go Introduces Stream Deck for Live Switching

WebClip2Go Introduces Stream Deck for Live Switching   makes the innovative system more ideal for live stream and interview-based productions    Press Release Veenendaal, The Netherlands _ 20 July 2020   WebClip2Go – a division of Burst Video – have today announced the introduction of Stream Deck that adds live-switching to their already unique video…

Handling a Complex NOA-AVID Integration Project in a Pandemic

Handling a Complex NOA-AVID Integration Project in a Pandemic The COVID-19 health crisis has forced us to question our approach to daily operations, and that’s a good thing Blog by Jean-Christophe, managing partner NOA Archive   A few months ago we announced an interesting project we were embarking upon with Sharjah Broadcasting Authority. The organization…

NOA Helps HRT Maintain Programs During Crisis

NOA Helps HRT Maintain Programs During Crisis Archiving specialist streamlined Croatian radio broadcaster’s efforts in setting up its 40 producers to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic Press Release Vienna, Austria — 29 June 2020 In March the COVID-19 pandemic swept over Europe and the world, causing most nations to go into lockdown. This…

How the Bridge Awards 2020 Celebrated Technology Success

How the Bridge Awards 2020 Celebrated Technology Success Was this all just a weird champagne dream that involved a Steinway, a crazy Norwegian in a pink suit, and two Australians dressed as Koalas and drinking Fosters? Blog Thinking about what’s important The OED adds new words to the dictionary every year (which causes much consternation…

Integrated Marketing Communications are the Linchpin to Business Growth

PR & Marketing Communication are the Linchpin to Growth Celebrating eight years of communications strategies creating attention Blog Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday Dear Xpresso, Happy Birthday to us! This month, Xpresso has turned eight! Will you celebrate with us? Of course, our founder and leader CEO has faaaar more…

Simen Frostad Inside the Lockdown at Bridge Technologies HQ

Simen Frostad Inside the Lockdown at Bridge Technologies HQ Blog We thought this month you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Bridge HQ, where our Chairman Simen Frostad has been manning the decks alone (and the phones, and the coffee machine…) Home alone Some of our greatest literature and film arises from exploration of what…

The Benefits of WebClip2Go for News Production

Week Three The Benefits of WebClip2Go for News Production  Blog In our third and final ‘sector specific’ mini-blog, we’re exploring the way that WebClip2Go cannot merely help, but fundamentally revolutionise the way that news is produced – particularly important in times when collaborative undertakings in communal studio spaces are impractical, if not impossible. It is…

The Art and Science of Effective Scheduling

VSNCrea and the Art and Science of Effective Scheduling Blog If you carry the responsibilities of scheduling programming for your organization –  or you manage someone that does – then you don’t need us to tell you how tough the job is. You live and breathe it every day. Linear or non-linear, there are a…

Thought Leadership: Bridge Technologies on Simplicity and Complexity in Sport Broadcast

  Thought Leadership: Bridge Technologies on Simplicity and Complexity in Sport Broadcast article published by SVGEurope The world of sport embodies a beautiful contrast between ideas of simplicity and complexity. The graceful arch of the body as a foot makes contact with the ball, the smooth lines and clean movement of the back and arms…

Passion and Creative Vision in the Restaurant Industry

RCH: Passion and creative vision in the restaurant industry BLOG The restaurant industry is an interesting business. It is so many things to so many people. It can be judged on so many different spectrums: it ranges from the purely functional to the creatively artful, from the bland to the tasty, from the fast to…

Video-based retail sales content is key!

The benefits of WebClip2Go for online retail Video-based retail sales content is key!  Blog In last week’s blog we discussed how difficult it is to say ‘hey, our product is exactly what you need’ in times where ‘exactly what you need’ has come about because of difficult and challenging times. But when it comes down…

Bridge Technologies Shows Power of IP-based Media Monitoring System

Bridge shows power of IP-based media monitoring system By Ian McMurray15 May 2020 Article published by the IBCDaily Working with technology collaborator Appear TV, Bridge Technologies has demonstrated what it says is the value and robustness of its Integrated Services Monitoring (ISM) approach. Frostad: “Individual, disparate solutions become a less and less tenable approach” It does…

Bridge Technologies Partner with Appear TV to Provide Advanced IP-based Production and Distribution

Bridge Technologies Partner with Appear TV to Provide Advanced IP-based Production and Distribution End-to-end delivery and monitoring of uncompressed to compressed content delivery   Press Release OSLO, Norway — 14 May 2020 —   On the back of their recent announcement of the new Integrated Services Monitoring (ISM) model, Bridge Technologies has demonstrated the value…

The Benefits of WebClip2Go in the Field of Education

Education to Benefit from WebClip2Go  Blog There are so many ways that the COVID-19 crisis of the last few months has made things challenging, sometimes completely changing the game. Marketing messages are a particularly complicated area: if you mention this crisis, you’re merely joining the chorus of platitudes filling the airwaves, but if you ignore…

Remote Production: Less is More

Remote Production: Less is More Blog   It seems a long time ago that, if you wanted to talk to someone, you had to be face to face with them. It was also a long time ago that, if you wanted to watch a show, you had to be in the theatre where it was…

RCH Embark on Lasting Partnership with Culinary Institute JRE

RCH Embark on Lasting Partnership with Culinary Institute JRE an exceptional business alliance in retail     Press Release Treviso, ITALY — 29 April 2020 RCH continues to champion the highest level of restaurateurism by forming an alliance with Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE), one of the world’s most prestigious culinary institutes. This alliance will see…

WebClip2Go reviewed by a die-hard DaVinci Resolve devotee

WebClip2Go reviewed by a die-hard DaVinci Resolve devotee Seeing is believing Blog Jess McMurray walks us through a demo at the WebClip2Go offices, and every notion she held on principles of editing is shaken to its core.   Full disclosure: the first thing to be noted is that I work in the field of communications…

Communication is What Matters

Communication is What Matters   A short message to our community in these unprecedented times. Please avoid being silent and keep on interacting and reaching out to your community and new audiences. We are all responsible for keeping business alive and allowing our colleagues, partners, clients and more to continue a narrative. Choose to live…

Changing dynamics in the Broadcast Industry

Changing dynamics in the Broadcast Industry   BLOG One of the first lessons  in business development is to always make sure you’re talking to the decision maker. For a young salesperson, it can be all too easy to find someone in an organisation who is happy to talk for hours, and to make all the…

Transforming what’s possible with NRCS

Transforming what’s possible with NRCS BLOG In a world of so-called ‘fake news’ created by anyone with access to the Internet, it’s too easy to forget the incredibly valuable role that professional, trained, responsible journalists play – not just in bringing us the real news, but also in uncovering truth. The famous story of Woodward…

Delft University of Technology Purchases its Second WebClip2Go Video Production System  

Delft University of Technology Purchases its Second WebClip2Go Video Production System      Press Release Veenendaal, The Netherlands _ 25 March 2020  WebClip2Go is proud to announce that it is in the process of delivering and installing a second video production system at the Delft University of Technology, just six months after delivery of their…

Integrated Services Monitoring Capability Launched by Bridge Technologies

Integrated Services Monitoring Capability Launched by Bridge Technologies Delivers invaluable network performance insights from production, contribution and distribution     Press Release OSLO, Norway – 23rd March, 2020 Bridge Technologies today announced ISM – Integrated Services Monitoring, an all-embracing suite of tools, designed to deliver invaluable insights into the performance of content production, contribution and…

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority Streamlines Workflow With NOA

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority Streamlines Workflow With NOA Opts for integration of AVID Interplay into NOA mediARC AAM     Press Release Vienna, Austria — 16 March 2020   Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) is streamlining its workflow thanks to AV Digitizing and archiving specialists NOA GmbH.   The governmental organization, dedicated to media industry development in…

VSN Will Introduce New Capabilities for Remote Interoperability at NAB 2020

VSN Will Introduce New Capabilities for Remote Interoperability at NAB 2020      Enhancements to Increase Efficiency, Save Time, Eliminate Errors and Contribute to Profitability   Press Release Barcelona, SPAIN —  9 March 2020 At NAB (Booth #SL7606), media and entertainment industry software company VSN will showcase a number of enhancements to its VSNCrea Traffic and…

The Big Advantage of VSAT Technology is That it Typically Requires Less Infrastructure

    Technology Blog VSAT: a growing opportunity Whenever we talk about satellites in the context of our industry, we’re mostly talking about DTH – widescale distribution to homes. In Germany, for example, satellite DTH is the primary method by which households receive HD programming, accounting for over 13 million customers. Similarly, it’s the most…

RCH Sums up its Experience of the Recent EuroShop 2020 in Düsseldorf

RCH Sums up its Experience of EuroShop 2020 in Düsseldorf The show must go on! Blog   Who could write a post-tradeshow article without mentioning the ‘C’ word…? It’s a difficult year for tradeshows, and for travel in general. The Coronavirus was obviously the word on everybody’s tongue (though hopefully not the germ on everybody’s…

Video Progetti Complete a UHD/HDR Flyaway Production System for RAI

Video Progetti Complete a UHD/HDR Flyaway Production System for RAI The system allows for the highest quality live broadcasts to be produced on-site from a studio that fits within flight cases    Press Release Roma, Italy _ 28 February 2020   Italian broadcast systems distributor and integrator Video Progetti has recently completed a UHD/HDR mobile…

The Power of Language Diversity in Video Production

The power of language diversity in video production Blog Did you know that 20% of the world speaks English? That’s 1.5 billion people. However, of those, only 360 million are native speakers. 18 countries have English as the predominant language spoken, but – interestingly – there are a further 35 countries that cite English as…

NOA to Participate in FIAT/IFTA Regional Seminar in San Paulo

NOA to Participate in FIAT/IFTA Regional Seminar in San Paulo Christophe Kummer will present a paper on in-house digitization of legacy media archives   Vienna, Austria — 24 February 2020 AV digitizing and archiving specialist NOA GmbH is readying for its participation in the 2020 FIAT/IFTA Regional Seminar, March 19–20. Hosted at TV Cultura’s studios…

Getting Maximum Value from Content

  Getting maximum value from content Blog Today, almost everyone is familiar with the phrase “Content is king”. Not so many people know, however, that the phrase was invented by no less a person than Bill Gates in 1996, in which he describes the future of the Internet as a marketplace for content.   How…

Avonic Highlights ISE 2020

I spy with my little eye… Avonic PTZ cameras all around the RAI. In this month’s blog, we recap the highlights of the recent ISE 2020. And there were more than just a few…   Inside big convention venues, it can become easy to forget where you are: The London ExCel, the originally named ‘Las…

Avonic and HRT Combine Technologies for Seamless Video Conferencing at ISE 2020

          Avonic and HRT Combine Technologies for Seamless Video Conferencing at ISE 2020    CM22 and Huddle Hub One: the perfect huddle room bundle for wireless meeting experience   Press Release    Delft, The Netherlands _ 3rd February 2020   This year at ISE 2020, Avonic is proud to be joined…

Leading the POS Market from the Front

Leading the POS market from the front Blog In the second of a two part interview with RCH CEO Stefano de Pra, we delve further into the concept of market leadership, how innovation means more than just coming up with groundbreaking ideas, and what 2020 will hold for RCH.   What does the idea of…

The role of a good systems integrator in PROAV and Broadcast

How do you know an integrator is right for you? In this blog, we consider the key questions that clients should be asking when seeking an integrator to handle their broadcast and AV projects.   A solution without a problem In this industry, we always seem to be talking about solutions. But ‘solutions’ is a…

NOA to Attend CABSAT 2020 in Dubai

NOA to Attend CABSAT 2020 in Dubai Will place emphasis on systematic digitization and advance content preservation   Press Release Vienna, Austria — 27 January 2020   NOA GmbH is getting ready to participate in CABSAT 2020 (Stand F6-22) which runs from March 31 to April 2 at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United…

RCH To Present New Smart ECR, Robust and Vintage POS Systems at EuroShop 2020

RCH To Present New Smart ECR, Robust and Vintage POS Systems at EuroShop 2020   WALLE 8T, Cortina 59 and A-IRON will debut in Düsseldorf      Press Release Treviso, ITALY — 27 January 2020 — This February (16-20) , RCH Group will be exhibiting at EuroShop, the world’s largest trade fair for retail investment requirements.…

2020: Looking Back to Look Forward

2020: Looking Back to Look Forward Blog The last time we had a year like 2020 was 1919 (and, before that, 1818, 1717, 1616…). 1919 was a significant year because Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands gave women the right to vote. American-born Nancy Astor became the first woman elected to the British House of Commons. And:…

CyanView and Dream Chip Help NEP Germany Engage Sports Viewers

CyanView and Dream Chip Help NEP Germany Engage Sports Viewers   Combination of Cy-RCP control and ATOM one camera image quality brings new perspectives    Press Release Papignies, Belgium/Garbsen, Germany—21st January 2020 —   CyanView and Dream Chip Technologies today announced that the two companies had won orders from NEP Germany for a solution that…

Avonic To Showcase Advanced IP Capabilities at ISE 2020

Avonic To Showcase Advanced IP Capabilities at ISE 2020   Both the CM44 and CM70 ranges harness low latency IP for exceptional and flexible AV results      Press Release Delft, The Netherlands _ 20 January 2020   Attending ISE for their 4th year, Avonic will be returning to Hall 15 (booth Q260) to showcase…

Bridge Technologies Appoints DVEO as Business Partner

Bridge Technologies Appoints DVEO as a Business Partner Brings in-depth technical knowledge, extensive experience, total commitment to customer service Press Release OSLO, Norway – 15 January, 2020 Bridge Technologies today announced that it had appointed DVEO, a leading TV/OTT equipment supplier headquartered in San Diego, California, as a business partner. DVEO will market, sell and…

Avonic to Focus on Ease of Integration, Interoperability at ISE 2020

Avonic to Focus on Ease of Integration, Interoperability at ISE 2020   Company will preview advanced, high performance cameras   Press Release Delft, The Netherlands _ 8 January 2020   Avonic, a manufacturer of high quality PTZ camera manufacturer and provider of systems for AV event capture and recording and crewless AV production, will be…

Avonic demonstrates how its PTZ and AV control systems support cultural activities

City Council installs Avonic AV solutions to widen democratic participation and open up access to culture Avonic demonstrates how its PTZ and AV control systems are able to support the cultural activities of end users – in projects both big and small Case Study Avonic – through integrator partners Inter – have yet again demonstrated…

Past, Present, Future — We Must Safeguard Our Heritage

  Past, Present, Future — We Must Safeguard Our Heritage  Blog It’s hard to believe 2019 is drawing to a close. Looking back it’s been an exciting and fruitful year for us at NOA GmbH. A few new highlights include our participation in the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, where we presented a…

Happy Season’s Greetings in a Creative Continuum

Happy Season’s Greetings in a creative continuum! Xpresso team

2020: The year of the Tokyo Olympics – and 8K?

2020: The year of the Tokyo Olympics – and 8K? Blog_Bridge Technologies There’s nothing quite like a major sporting event to get broadcasters excited – and sporting events don’t get any bigger than the Olympics. Over 3.6 billion of us watched the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro – and similar viewing figures are expected…

How WebClip2Go is Changing Video Production

How WebClip2Go is Changing Video Production   Blog The benefit of thinking differently It’s funny how quickly ways of thinking can become entrenched. Be they on a collective or individual basis, even the most critical and analytical of us can slip into thought patterns which perpetuate a single way of doing things – and frequently…

Video Progetti Completes Upgrade of Two Outside Broadcast Vans for NEP Italy

Video Progetti Completes Upgrade of Two Outside Broadcast Vans for NEP Italy   Includes enhancements to audio, intercom systems    Press Release Roma, Italy _ 16 December 2019 Italian broadcast systems distributor and systems integrator Video Progetti has announced that it has completed the upgrade of two OB vans – VHD 24 and VHD 26…