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RTS selected as G-Cloud 4 Supplier
0207 735 2020

Tag: audiovisual

RTS is a provider of audio visual services, equipment and support to public and private sector organisations, and is pleased to announce it has been selected for inclusion in the G-Cloud 4 Framework.

What is G-Cloud 4?

G-Cloud is a specialist supplier framework operated by the UK Government which provides access to commodity, cloud-based services. The Digital Services framework will allow government customers to commission bespoke digital services via Government Digital Service and the Government Procurement Service (GDS/GPS).

As a G-Cloud 4 supplier under the G-Cloud 4 Framework, RTS video conferencing solutions are immediately available for the Public Sector to procure in the CloudStore online catalogue under the Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) Lot 4. These solutions include:

  • Video Conferencing – Single Screen Solution
  • Video Conferencing – Dual Screen Solution
  • Video Conferencing – Endpoint Services
  • Video Conferencing – PC Client Software
  • Video Conferencing – Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMR’s)

In all, CloudStore features more than 13,000 services. Cumulative sales from CloudStore broke the £50million barrier in September 2013, with 58% of total spend of £53 million having gone to SMEs, according to the government sources.

Many of the events that RTS is responsible for are seen live on TV news channels daily. From a high profile government press conference to a live broadcast and web streamed public inquiry such as The Leveson Inquiry.

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RTS now offer AV equipment leasing options through our partner Azule Finance who are experts in providing leasing solutions to the audio visual, lighting, sound and broadcast industries.

The team at Azule boast many years of experience and are the authorised finance partners for Sony, JVC, d&b Audiotechnik, Martin Professional and Canon. Azule provide bespoke finance packages catering for a range of clientele.

Why AV equipment leasing?

Making the right choice is crucial – but fraught with complexity, especially as technology changes so fast. If you are also faced with budgetary restraints, and public scrutiny, the process can be even harder.

Azule arrange finance for all the elements you need, including intangibles such as consultancy, training, maintenance and service agreements, and software as well as hardware.

Benefits of AV equipment leasing

  • No capital outlay – keep your working capital within the business
  • Ease of budgeting – fixed monthly payments
  • Maximise your tax allowances – lease rentals can be fully offset against corporation tax
  • Protect against technology obsolescence
  • Another line of credit – does not compromise existing credit facilities
  • Total solution funding – fund hardware, software and services under one agreement
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This week, Tom Ketley and Stuart Moore earned their certification from Infocomm International by passing the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) examination.

The Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) credential is for audiovisual professionals who have demonstrated extensive knowledge of the technology used in audio, video and display systems, and a competence, dedication and commitment to their profession.

By achieving this credential, both RTS staff members have displayed the self-confidence, professionalism and integrity needed to succeed in the field. With agreement to a code of ethics pledging truth, accuracy and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the profession, CTS-holders are recognized as trusted providers of services to customers of AV technology.

“As audiovisual equipment has become more sophisticated, there is increased need for professional services to assure the highest performance levels of communications technologies,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International. ” Employers in the public and private sectors can be confident that AV professionals holding the CTS credentials possess the necessary skills to implement audiovisual best practices, processes and procedures anywhere in the world.”

About Infocomm CTS certification

The International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has accredited InfoComm’s CTS, Certified Technology Specialist – Design (CTS®-D) Certified Technology Specialist – Installation (CTS®-I) credentials under ISO/IEC 17024.

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ISO/IEC 17024 establishes a global benchmark for the certification of personnel. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups to both the ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). InfoComm is the only organization within the audiovisual industry to earn ANSI accreditation for its personnel certification program, setting the industry standard for competency and quality in the AV industry.

RTS CEO, Finlay Morton, said “RTS is committed to the personal development of all our staff, and the Infocomm CTS qualification demonstrates that commitment to our clients. We have now added this qualification to the career path of all our technicians”

InfoComm has also received recognition from the National Certification Commission of the United States, the only AV-related certification program.

More than 9,000 AV professionals worldwide are currently InfoComm certified.

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RTS were approached by staff at Southwark Coroner’s office to provide, install and operate all audio visual and video conferencing solutions for the Jean Charles de Menezes inquest. Including all special measures (witness anonymity) for statements via video conferencing link.

RTS were responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of the audiovisual and  information technology video and data infrastructure within the purpose built temporary court room and the integration onto the local networking infrastructure at the Surrey Oval in central London.

Installation and operation of a simultaneous interpretation infra-red system allowing the de Menezes family to hear the proceedings in their native language.

PTZ ceiling mounted cameras were installed into the courtroom allowing live video and audio to be streamed to the media overspill annexe located separately on the far side of the Surrey Oval over an IPTV video link.

Facial pixelation and blocking techniques were integrated into the video system, masking the identity of the witnesses from the public and press areas.

The inquest lasted approximately 14 weeks.

On completion of the Inquest, the Coroner’s staff said: “RTS Communications provided a professional service from start to finish, offering pro-active solutions to issues which were outside their original remit. Staff were always on hand and without their support, sometimes providing items at really short notice, the inquest would not have progressed as smoothly as it did.”

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RTS have provided audiovisual services to Amnesty International for its Annual Report event since 2006.

RTS have organised this event every year since 2006 at Amnesty International’s headquarters in London. RTS were asked to provide audio visual services and support for an embargoed press conference including backdrop, staging, visuals and a live web-stream of the event plus an audio only web stream for users with a restricted internet connection.

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RTS were responsible for the set up of press conference room, including staging and backdrop; installation of the sound system, speakers, microphones and roving radio microphones. The event was filmed and relayed to an overspill room via plasma screens.

RTS engineering team provided a live broadcast mix for Amnesty International as well as the live web stream. Feeds for the media were supplied and the event was lit for both domestic and foreign broadcasters.

In addition, RTS supplied additional lighting for TV interview rooms.

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RTS have a proven track record in delivering audio visual services and support to inquests and public inquiries as far back as 2004 with the Hutton Inquiry. RTS were approached to duplicate the services for the Inquest into the Death of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed.

A team of engineers liaised closely with the Inquiry team and installed both the hardware and the infrastructure to support live video and audio from court 73 down to the press annexe at the RCJ, Royal Courts of Justice, allowing press and public to watch in real-time the events from the inquiry room. A bank of 50 inch plasma screens allowed video and electronic evidence as well as a live transcription feed to be viewed from the media annexe.

RTS engineers operated the equipment from an onsite control room, allowing remote control of live cameras as well as operating video conferencing equipment allowing witnesses to give evidence from around the world.

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The British Council called RTS to update their existing in-house AV equipment and required a flexible automated solution requiring minimal interaction by their staff.

RTS designed and installed a solution which enabled British Council personnel to use the rooms in one of three different configurations with ease incorporating video projection and conferencing whilst utilising existing cabling infrastructure.

Our engineers provided training and support and offer ongoing maintenance support when required.

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Whether a client is looking to replace one element of an existing integrated AV system or wants to commission the design of a new boardroom, lecture theatre, office or classroom. RTS has the experience and knowledge to provide the right equipment, on budget and on time.

Audiovisual System Integration Experience

RTS has been responsible for the consultation, design and installation of integrated AV equipment in many public and private sector organisations. Whether you require a simple display screen or projector in a conference room or a fully immersive telepresence style video conferencing suite, we can provide a full turn-key service including staff training and maintenance contracts.

RTS will help and assist with every stage of the AV journey with impartial assistance and advice from the intial customer meeting to the handover of the completed solution. We believe that the “User Experience” is paramount in any AV system. Users expect simplicity and ease of use and these factors are always of paramount consideration when RTS design and install an AV solution.

5 Stages of the AV Journey

  1. Scoping and Consultation
  2. Systems Design and Planning
  3. Installation
  4. Commissioning and Handover
  5. Maintenance and Support

Quality

RTS only use the highest quality AV equipment and our installation teams regularly attend manufacturer led installation courses so you can ensure that our engineers have the highest quality training on both the specification and installation of any equipment.

Our AV installation engineers hold CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) and CTS-I (Certified Technology Specialist – Installation) qualifications through Avixa, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association.

Some of the audiovisual systems integration services that RTS supply:

  • Video walls for Command and Control, Retail and Meeting Rooms
  • IPTV Systems over both Catagory Cable and Fibre Optic Cable
  • Video Conferencing, both temporary and permanent solutions
  • AMX, Crestron, Extron and Q-SYS Control and automation systems
  • Smart TV’s, LED, LCD and Touchscreen Large Format Displays
  • Projectors and Projection Screens
  • Digital Signage
  • AV over IP Solutions
  • Satellite dish installation and TV distribution systems
  • Network support services to ensure safe data transfer and storage
  • Image distribution and audio networks
  • Hardware recommendations, repair and support
  • Bespoke AV services

In Good Hands

When choosing an AV systems integrator, you want to know that you can rely on the whole team. All the staff at RTS, including our non-technical staff, have Government approved security clearances. While you may not require this level of security commitment, it is helpful to know that when you call on RTS, we will safeguard your details with the utmost precaution.

AV Maintenance and Support

Because RTS regularly provide courtroom and Government AV support that requires a rapid response, short time-scales are no issue for us. RTS is available with advice and technical support for your systems integration and wherever and whenever you need it.

Get solid advice and systems integration support today by contacting us online or calling 0844 800 6440 to speak to one of the RTS audiovisual integration team.

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Conferences and Events by RTS

RTS provides highly experienced event professionals and AV equipment for conferences and events to create the perfect setting for presenters and delegates. RTS technical event staff can provide live mixing of cameras and audio, remote video links and live web streaming to ensure your message has the maximum impact.

Total confidence

Every event and conference presents its own unique challenges for organisers. You need a technical partner that is experienced in delivering a precision service with no fuss.

Whether you need an engineer to handle the live mixing of your presenters’ audio, multi-camera operation and production, or full management of the technical systems for your event, we have the right people ready to help. We regularly provide events and conferences with:

  • Audio equipment and engineers: microphones, mixers, sound systems, press and broadcast feeds, live mixing support
  • Visual and projection services and support: projectors, plasma and LCD displays, video conferencing, cameras, operators, live camera mixing, pre and post production
  • Lighting and staging: risers, backdrops, lecterns, and lighting operators
  • Web streaming services for live or on-demand feeds
  • Interpretation and simultaneous translation for multi-language conferences and events.

Our conferences and events experience

We have worked on hundreds of conferences and events, including many high profile press conferences and international events, to provide a superior level of professional support. These have included multi-lingual events featuring European Ministers, visiting foreign dignitaries and speakers, and regular annual conferences for large organisations and government departments.

Take a look at some of our high profile conferences and events case studies

Our friendly, calm production and engineering team will be there to help keep everything running smoothly, without any technical glitches, so that your event or conference is remembered for its speakers and content.

Contact us online or call us on 0207 735 2020 for friendly AV support and advice on your next conference or event.

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