Across the industry and around the world, broadcasters and media companies are experiencing a transformational period of both disruption and opportunity as they embark on a technology migration to IP.
At Imagine Communications, we believe that open professional standards are essential if media companies are to take full advantage of the move to IP. We are an active participant in SMPTE, playing a big part in defining ST 2022, ST 2059 and ST 2110, and are one of the founders of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) promoting the cross-industry adoption of these standards.
With the introduction of Imagine Advisory Services (IAS), we offer a professional consulting service for broadcast and media customers undertaking technology migration projects. Our team will engage with your staff to review current broadcast operations, provide infrastructure health checks, recommend extended care opportunities, and reveal a path forward that works for your business.
Bringing our extensive media industry experience and R&D expertise to bear, we can help you identify ways to lower TCO, increase revenue, and deploy more efficient workflows and business practices.
Each IAS engagement is tailored to the specific needs of broadcast and media customers, with consideration for local laws and regulations as well as industry standards and trends.
Imagine Advisory Services is grouped into three distinct practice areas:
We offer a series of customized and interactive Technology Briefings, delivering high-level or deeper dive education and training to help you make business- and technology-level decisions about your migration project. These Briefings can be held at your facility, or in one of the IAS Training Centers in Toronto, Thames Ditton (near London), or Ismaning (near Munich):
- Basic Briefings – tailored to the management team and decision-makers
- Advanced Briefings – in-depth technology sessions for operational and engineering staff
We also offer Change Management Briefings for an integrated approach to seamless organizational transformation — focusing on your employees and helping them adjust and adapt to the latest technologies and processes for a more productive and satisfying work environment.
In our comprehensive Health Check program, our world-class broadcast engineers and analysts will engage with your team to evaluate existing infrastructure, identify hidden risks, and deliver recommendations on how to best provide reliable, disruption-free broadcasts and distribution of content. We offer:
- Health Check – Playout
- Health Check – Networking & Infrastructure
- Health Check – Advertising Management Systems
With our customized, actionable solutions, you can properly maintain legacy equipment — including encoders/decoders, processors, routers, servers and storage solutions, and more — while pursuing a seamless, self-paced migration to next-gen technology.
Our experts will engage with your team, addressing key issues such as business optimization and technology transformation. Utilizing leading best practices and leveraging our longstanding industry experience, this IAS offering includes an evaluation, followed by recommendations and guidance to help you implement future-proof infrastructure solutions, while optimizing revenue and exploring new opportunities.
IAS Service and Optimization offerings can help with:
- SDI to IP
- Bare-metal to virtualized on-/off-prem cloud
- Satellite to terrestrial distribution
- HD/SDR to UHD/HDR
- Current revenue sources
- New revenue opportunities
- Workflow and business operations
- Proofs of concept/Lab-as-a-service
Your Path. Your Pace.
Take it on with Imagine Advisory Services.
Information & Education
Health Check (Playout)
Health Check (Networking & Infrastructure)
Health Check (Advertising Management Systems)
Service & Optimization