Australian Broadcaster Upgrades with Quantel

Seven Network Adelaide in Australia has upgraded its Quantel Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system to the latest V5 software. V5 offers scalable file-based workflows, the ability to handle SD and HD material simultaneously, GPU-accelerated editors, and adds a host of new editing, workflow and management facilities.

QuantelLogoSeven Adelaide has also purchased Quantel’s revolutionary QTube global media workflow technology. QTube will allow Seven’s media professionals to access and edit content using standard internet connectivity, wherever they are located. In addition to the latest hardware and software, Seven Network Adelaide adds five new GPU-accelerated Quantel Qube craft-editors providing excellent performance producing sophisticated packages. Seven Adelaide has also added sQ Record and sQ Load applications to handle increased video and file ingest.

“Upgrading our Quantel Enterprise sQ system was a straightforward decision,” says Paul Jury, the Technical Services Manager at Seven Adelaide. “V5 offers us the latest software and HD hardware with unbeatable speed-to-air, a simple user interface and powerful editing tools. The upgrade supports both SD and HD material, which will enable us to work in either format when needed, delivering a very smooth transition to HD broadcasting. We are excited for the opportunities that QTube will bring to the network in the future. It is the perfect solution for our journalists, providing seamless inter-site workflows with the wider Seven Network.”

“We are delighted that Seven Adelaide has chosen to upgrade with Quantel as they prepare for the HD and file-based future,” says Martin Mulligan, Quantel Sales Director. “It is very rewarding when our long-standing customers look again to Quantel for the next phase of their development.”