KENT, UK, 15 December 2020: Densitron, the global leader in innovative Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has announced the formation of a long-term technology partnership with IPTV specialist Techex. The two companies will collaborate to identify potential customers for the integration of Densitron’s Intelligent Display System (IDS) solution with Techex’s IP video products.
A recently completed project for BBC Wales entailed the integration of IDS with Techex’s MWcore IPTV management platform, which was developed specifically for mission-critical broadcast environments. The combination of MWcore and the IDS control and display solution brings unprecedented flexibility to the display and monitoring systems in studios across the new site, which opened in July 2020, enabling each STB (set top box) device to display content name information, switch power on/off, set/recall volume level, set/recall channel, and change TV input source, among other essential day-to-day tasks.
Reuben Such, Global Business Director of Densitron IDS, comments, “The combination of IDS and MWcore at BBC Wales has given rise to a very elegant way of controlling audio and video sources and settings for the displays used in studios across the broadcast centre. Techex is an established leader in IPTV innovation, and we believe that the integration with our IDS solution will appeal to customers not just in broadcast, but in other application areas such as AV and digital signage. We look forward to introducing new packages featuring both companies’ innovative technologies in the next few months.”
Techex Director Richard Bailey adds, “The flexibility and scalability of IPTV solutions for broadcast facilities has resulted in an ongoing implementation of these technologies worldwide. The BBC Wales project underlines the capabilities of IP-based installations and, more specifically, the power of our MWcore solution in conjunction with Densitron’s IDS solution. Through this partnership we look forward to promoting this combination that has yielded a display monitoring and control solution of considerable flexibility at the new facilities.”
Founded 50 years ago, Densitron is a display expert designing and manufacturing touch-based HMI (Human Machine Interaction) solutions tailored to the needs of customers around the world. In 2019, Densitron acquired the Intelligent Display System (IDS) product and brand from IPE Technologies. IDS is readily integrated into Densitron’s control surfaces and offers a fully scalable, network-based display and control system, which is a logical and seamless complement to Densitron’s existing product range. We collaborate with our customers to understand their particular requirements and then create bespoke products to address those. In November 2015 Densitron was acquired by Quixant plc which designs and manufactures highly optimised computing solutions and monitors principally to the global gaming industry. Together, the Company has offices in Asia, Europe and North America and experienced application engineers based worldwide, our global approach to innovation is always underpinned by a thorough local knowledge and understanding of cultural requirements. Our products can be found in a wide range of sectors including broadcast, medical, security, automotive, digital signage and gaming. More information can be found at www.densitron.com.
Founded 49 years ago, Techex are specialists in video over IP transport for demanding applications such as ST2110 studios, cloud ingress and egress, contribution, primary distribution and IPTV. Techex is at the forefront of the shift to COTS and cloud for critical tier 1 broadcast live workflows. Our UK based development team are focused building high performance realtime software in close partnership with our long term customers.