The IET required that the new AV and IT systems must be developed for two key purposes. The first was to support the needs of IET members, and the second was to meet the requirements of companies looking for first-class venue hire facilities in central London. This meant that IPTV, video and audio conferencing, video streaming and outdoor broadcast points all had to be designed and implemented across the entire building.
MediaStar Systems was selected by consultant Recursive AV in partnership with the IET, and was installed and commissioned by Snellings, who were selected as the specialist integrator by the IET to implement the project. This choice was based on MediaStar’s expertise in delivering scalable, highly reliable systems to meet diverse requirements.
MediaStar’s solution was selected to allow live TV and encoded media to be streamed across the newly installed displays. The IET was keen to ensure that the system could support digital signage and internal messaging as well as providing the IET with the ability to control and manage its streamed content throughout.
MediaStar Media Manager control software was delivered enabling 100 users within the IET to access the fully integrated content management system. In addition, Uniguest provided a chassis, several LAN-Caster Gateways for digital terrestrial and satellite reception, a wide number of digital media decoders, and encoders to support media distribution over the IP network.