Advanced Television

Open Broadcast Systems new London HQ

June 19, 2015

By Colin Mann

Broadcast services provider Open Broadcast Systems has opened a new headquarters in Vauxhall, London. With easy access from Central London and the rest of Europe, the new HQ will allow the company to be closer to its customers. Based in a purpose-built teleport, the new HQ provides space for corporate expansion as well as providing a showcase for software video transport over IP in an actual broadcast environment.

The HQ has nine racks of datacentre space available, along with a steerable C-band dish and two Ku dishes. Diverse fibre paths are also available allowing Open Broadcast Systems to offer a wide range of services such as broadcast colocation and other video transport services, allowing R&D improvements to be tested and deployed in the real-world within minutes.

“This is a leap forward for the company and will serve as a launchpad for a new suite of products and services,” said Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director of Open Broadcast Systems. “Customers can see software video transport in a real environment and continue to play an active role in the creation of new products in the Open Source ethos,” he explained.
Open Broadcast Systems specialises in using off-the-shelf servers in high-quality, low-latency video contribution and distribution applications. Based on the Open Broadcast Encoder, an Open Source broadcast encoder, the company says these products allow major cost savings as well as providing unrivalled flexibility in contribution applications.

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