Qvest Media, an 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.
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 organisations 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 behaviour 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 analyse 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 minimise 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.