Simplylive, the makers of the world’s most intuitive and ultra-efficient multi-camera production systems, today announced its partnership with Matrix Video Communications Corp. as a value-added reseller and system integrator in Canada.
“I am excited that Matrix has chosen to partner with Simplylive” said Chuck Silber, Simplylive’s Chief Revenue Officer. “The MVCC team was quick to realize the potential of Simplylive’s remote-optimized live sports production solutions and are highly motivated to help us expand our reach into the Canadian market. I believe their outstanding reputation and high level of technical expertise uniquely positions them to help provide their market with the ViBox solutions that are ideal for today’s new production reality.”
Commenting on the partnership, MVCC’s President Glenn Burgess added “With our entire economy migrating to the cloud we have been looking for a production solution that incorporates remote location workflows as its core. Now with COVID highlighting the benefits and flexibility of remote operators we are excited to represent Simplylive from our multiple Canadian offices.”
With offices in US, EU and Asia, Simplylive was founded by live production veterans who have made systems that have helped produce televised events like the World Cup, Super Bowl and the Olympics. Simplylive’s ViBox platform takes a different approach from traditional hardware and software products. Instead, system designers focus on the way live programs are actually produced, the next generation of users needed to make those programs, and an approach based on system simplicity, flexibility, reliability and oncoming migration to a VoIP and Cloud future. The result is a platform used by ESPN, IMG and Canal+. To find out more, visit www.simplylive.tv.
About Matrix Video Communications
Matrix Video Communications Corp. is a specialized video communications company that has built their reputation on achieving the highest degree of customer satisfaction in consultation, design, integration and installation of audio, video and multimedia solutions in the Broadcast, Post-Production, and Audio-Visual environments. As one of Canada's leading suppliers of audio & video equipment and installation services, we combined the advanced expertise of our team alongside our collaborative approach to become a leader in the marketplace.
CIS Group Partners with SimplyLive
Simplylive announced its partnership with CIS Group as a value-added reseller and system integrator in Brazil and the Eastern United States.
“I have had the pleasure of working with CIS Group for many years and am thrilled that they have chosen to partner with Simplylive” said Chuck Silber, Simplylive’s Chief Revenue Officer. “The CIS team was quick to realize the potential of Simplylive’s future-proof software driven sports broadcast solutions, and they are highly motivated to help us expand our reach into the markets that they serve. I believe their outstanding reputation and high level of technical expertise uniquely positions them to help Simplylive disrupt traditional sports production workflows across all levels and segments of those markets.”
Commenting on the partnership, CIS Group’s CEO Matt Silva added “I’m extremely excited to work alongside Simplylive in order to optimize our clients’ sports production workflows. It goes without saying that the sports industry pushes the media-tech space towards the edge of technological possibility and propels our entire industry beyond those bounds, further driving innovation. To me and the entire CIS team, it’s absolutely sensational to be partnering with a company that shares our vision and enthusiasm for the sports industry as a whole.”
About CIS Group
For over 30 years CIS has been a distributor and digital systems designer and integrator, providing innovative technology solutions to a multitude of clients in various regions. In doing so, we have focused on putting our clients’ budget to good use by optimizing their workflows, ultimately enabling them to maximize creativity. Our core expertise lies in broadcast and entertainment, but we also service non-media institutions, such as houses of worship, educational entities, and corporates.
Headquartered in Florida, USA, CIS also has offices and representatives in Brazil (Rio and São Paulo), New York, and Portugal. For more information on CIS Group, the services we offer, and our partners please visit: www.cisgroup.tv.
Touchscreen multi-camera systems that make live production simple for College and High School sports.
Simplylive, the makers of the world’s most intuitive and ultra-efficient multi-camera production systems has announced the release of four product bundles specifically designed for Colleges and High Schools needing to produce live sports programming. All four “Varsity” bundles are based on the revolutionary Simplylive ViBox platform. ViBox redefines multi-camera sports production with its easy-to-use, touch screen interface and flexible workflow options, allowing schools to easily produce a show using just one system interface—or grow their productions to have multiple users doing multiple tasks—all on the same platform.
The Varsity Sports Bundles
All bundles include a compact hardware unit optimized for 4- or 6-camera setups, and support baseband, IP and hybrid workflow. A simple setup requires adding just cameras and touchscreen monitors to get started.
Benefits to Schools
“I recognized before joining Simplylive that ViBox and RefBox would be perfect for High Schools and Colleges needing to produce high quality sports programming,” said Chuck Silber, Chief Revenue Officer, Simplylive. “With its intuitive touch-screen interface, small hardware footprint and system flexibility, plus the added features included in these bundles, this will be the easiest way for schools to produce truly professional-quality content at a price they can afford.”
Varsity Bundles are available immediately and can be demo’d at a value-added video equipment reseller near your location.
Cologne / Hong Kong, January 11th, 2018: Qvest Media, a world-leading systems architect and ICT integrator in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, and live production systems manufacturer Simplylive team up for a strategic sales partnership in several European countries. The Simplylive line-up will be available through a close partnership with Qvest Media in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France, UK and Spain as well as in the MENA region.
Simplylive disrupts the live production business by combining easy-to-use control elements with powerful live production systems. The company’s all-in-one production system ViBox features highly versatile and intuitive touchscreen controls for all live production functions such as video and audio mixing, editing, replay, slow motion or live streaming. Since game controllers are common currency with millennials, the ViBox system comes with additional off-the-shelf Xbox One controllers complementing the touch controls. Aside from improving user interfaces and controls, Simplylive aims at raising the bar for live broadcasting production systems: At IBC 2017, the newcomer introduced the world’s first six-channel 4K slow motion server and all-in-one production system.
Major broadcasters like Canal+, BeIn sports, BBC or Fox Sports already benefit from Simplylive’s advanced technology, allowing them to dramatically cut the costs of live broadcasts while at the same time ensuring high product quality. Compared to traditional production hardware, Simplylive’s live production systems offer easier and more intuitive handling: A single operator can now carry out the same tasks that usually requires several operators. In addition, the ViBox all-in-one system is compatible with the widely-used jog/shuttle controls.
“We are happy that Simplylive placed their trust in us to jointly provide our customers with state-of-the-art live production technologies”, says Daniel Url, Managing Director of Qvest Media in Europe. “We are convinced that Simplylive’s intuitive user interface combined with affordable and compact live production systems is a true market changer”, Url adds.
Luc Doneux, Managing Director and company founder at Simplylive: “Qvest Media was our first choice when it came to finding a partner to introduce our innovative products to the sports and broadcast market. Their success as a systems architect confirms their decades of experience, hard work and dedication.“
Though only founded in Hong Kong in 2016 and thus relatively new to the business, Simplylive is run by a team of industry veterans. Luc Doneux has gathered longstanding industry experience before he started his own business with a team of software experts. Simplylive seeks to establish its brand across Europe and the MENA region by forging a strategic sales alliance with Qvest Media.
Under the label “Qvest Media Academy”, the Germany-based systems architect will offer training sessions on Simplylive’s portfolio for live operators in early 2018. There will be a roadshow in the GSA region and Nordics with hands-on sessions and live demos with the new products. Demo equipment is also available at the Qvest Media offices and the Simplylive product line-up is going to be available for rent as well.