German systems architect Qvest Media will provide consulting for the European Parliament in the strategic development of its broadcast and multimedia infrastructures.
The four-year agreement comprises the services provision for the parliamentary offices in both Brussels and Strasbourg. Key to the parliament’s decision to select Qvest Media was its longstanding experience, expertise and methodology in digital workflow transformation, according to the company.
Qvest Media’s consultants and systems architects will support the parliament’s 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 organisations and news representatives. In addition, new technologies like UHD/HDR or multi-platform distribution and 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 behaviour and its effects on the communication strategy of the parliament will also be incorporated in the consulting approach, according to Qvest Media.