Leveraging expertise of TV technology, we offer specialist TV & Video Implementation Services to service providers. For over two decades, our experts have delivered projects around the world for broadcast and cable TV, satellite, IPTV, VoD, OTT, and Home Connectivity. Our people understand your detailed technical and commercial challenges and integrate into company culture to deliver to your objectives. We rapidly deploy teams that support your projects and programmes throughout the product and service lifecycle.
TV & Video Implementation Services
Clients choose to engage us because of the range of expertise and skills we possess. We have worked on projects that involve video server and security technology specification at the headend, all the way down to set-top box design and implementation. We have effectively supported RFP processes and vendor selection because of our first-hand knowledge of how diverse components, based on differing supplier technologies, will inter-operate in practice.
Our breadth and depth of knowledge of TV and video technology, as well as extensive experience gained from implementing new platforms for clients worldwide, means that we understand the details, pre-empt and minimize potential complications, and adhere to budgets and timelines. Our clients want a partner they can rely on, and we work hard to achieve and then keep that trust. With Cartesian, you get people who know the technology, understand your business, and work to deliver to your vision.
Our TV & Video Implementation Services fall into the following areas:
- Architecture & Design
- Documentation & Analysis
- Programme/ & Project Management
- Test & QA
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Whether it is through traditional broadcast, IPTV, Video-On-Demand, Over-the-Top, or a combination of these, as a provider of TV and digital video services, your platform is key. At Cartesian, we have been developing, integrating, and supporting digital TV platforms since they first emerged in the mid-1990s. We provide experienced engineering services that build to the technical and business vision of your services.
Today, our clients construct their platforms for the realities of multiple connected devices in a Connected Home environment, in addition to wireless streaming and mobile. We specialize in multi-DRM secure streaming and connectivity around the home environment to support multiple connected consumer devices including Smart TVs, tablets, PCs, and mobile phones.
Our engineering services encompass software and hardware development, network and broadcast expertise, integration specialists, and technical and management support. We assume full responsibility for integrating all the different elements of a video platform, encompassing the hardware and software in the headend and the in the consumer devices, as well as in the network linking both ends of the transmission chain. This often includes integration of content provider, provisioning, billing and IT systems as required.
Architecture & Design
With increasingly complex requirements, you need an architecture and design team that understands the spectrum of technologies from simple broadcast platforms to hybrid solutions that deploy multiple technologies.
At Cartesian, we have many years of experience designing end-to-end TV Platforms, ranging from small regional services to multi-national platforms. We design operator managed networks, OTT environments, and solutions that deliver across both managed and unmanaged networks.
We can fulfil your technical, software, and network architecture and design needs for your platform development projects. With years of experience in media and communications, we have in-depth understanding of the diverse technologies used to deliver digital video. We not only understand the delivery and in-home networks, but also end-to-end security to meet content partner requirements. You will also receive data and analysis that supports your monitoring, reporting, and recommendation requirements.
Documentation & Analysis
As a player in the competitive media industry, there are multiple initiatives and programmes happening at the same time. Cartesian provides you with the fast and reliable support you need to start, implement, test, and manage these projects.
Our people understand the technical and commercial aspects, integrate with your team and processes, and deliver high-quality work. We ensure that the results of our analysis and results are documented and easily handed over to your teams to manage, implement, and/or operate.
Examples of types of work we do:
- Technology and process audits
- Business case definition and analysis
- Managing RFI/RFP processes
- Technical authorship
Programme & Project Management
Launching a new digital video platform or managing a digital switchover process requires tenacity and unfaltering commitment. These projects can often last several months (e.g. launching a new UHD channel) or extend over many years (e.g. rolling out a new OTT platform).
We provide skilled project and programme management that can oversee the technical and operational aspects of digital video launches and deployments, in both traditional digital TV and IP, on managed networks, and OTT video. With Cartesian, you get an experienced and dependable team, able to handle the technical and business complexity of your project.
Examples of our work:
- Oversaw the technical aspects of the launch of the world’s first free-to-air satellite platform with Eutelsat
- Managed the operational rollout of Tiscali’s UK triple-play service
- Technology partner for the next generation platform for a global satellite operator
Test & QA
Ensuring quality is a vital part of the launch of any service. Negative user experience means high costs in customer service calls, fault management, and truck rolls – in addition to the cost to your reputation as a service provider. Cartesian provides testing and quality assurance (QA) services to help detect faults, pre-empt service issues, and protect the user experience. With us, you get specialists with experience in testing strategy, planning, designing, automation, execution, and defect management.
We understand that many new services are complex, multi-vendor projects. So we work closely with your team during the requirements phase to assure that quality is built-in from the start. We also work with your third-party vendors to ensure they are involved in assuring end-to-end quality.
Test automation is often the desired result but can seem difficult to achieve. Automation can improve the throughput of testing and remove human error from test execution. We understand that test automation can be challenging in video delivery projects. Our team can help with developing automation but also can assess where automation can best add value to the test process.