System Integration – the key to perfect running video platforms
“Today’s TV environment is characterised by ever growing complexity, which introduces a new set of challenges when launching or upgrading a TV service. But there are steps you can take to mitigate some of the pain points along the way, with system integration being one of the most important ones,” says CSI editor Goran Nastic.
About Divitel, Goran states: “One example of a company that is innovating and showing results in the field of system integration is Divitel in the Netherlands. Selected by the WEF as a Global Innovator, the Dutch company will consider every possible entry to deliver the best possible solution through a personalised and more joined-up approach. Not many video system integrators are truly independent (ie, both vendor and technology agnostic). Uniquely, rather than pushing its own in-house solutions or preferred ‘best of breed’ vendors into the mix, Divitel customers are guaranteed to receive the technology, brand or vendor that best fits their specific requirements — from headend to client device, whether that is DRM, video processing, video storage, middleware or front end. In this way, service providers can avoid being locked-in while remaining flexible and future proof. System integration could also benefit greatly from a data-driven approach, with a partner who works based on data and facts instead of guesswork. Another of Divitel’s USPs is the ability to transform data into insights that can provide knowledge of how well the new integrated component works within the ecosystem, during the integration process and before going live.”