Ideal Systems has announced its Think Green initiative for Broadcast and AV projects with leading Singapore based E-Waste recycling company Metalo International. Metalo provide E-Waste removal logistics across APAC and are certified for secure E-Waste destruction with full documentation reports such as Certificates of Destruction which may be required for auditing by government bodies such as the National Environment Agency, they are accredited to guarantee that all materials recovered from asset destruction will not result in landfill. They provide certification to assure absolute e-waste recycling compliance and responsibility in the electronic waste processing industry.
Providing E-Waste removal and recycling is a vital new service for Ideal as the majority of projects performed by Ideal Systems involve the upgrading of older and end-of-life Broadcast and AV systems also, many projects are related to relocation of customers to a new facility when much of the customers legacy equipment and IT racks are no longer needed, and today, the major new business driver for Ideal is the migration of existing broadcast systems to the cloud, which typically generates large amounts of E-Waste in the form of legacy computer servers, encoders, transcoders, storage systems, video routers, SDI cable, workstations and laptops, computer screens and even UPS batteries, all of which can be recycled securely and safely by Metalo and benefit the environment.
In addition to the re-cycling of E-Waste, Metalo also provides secure data destruction as a service. The Metalo HDD Degaussing service is provided using industry leading Degausser Machines from US company Data Security Inc. which are certified to US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) standards, and the Degaussing can be provided on customer site or at Metalo’s facility in Tuas, Singapore.
“As the global calamity of climate change increases in severity its incumbent on us all to do more for the environment. This is an excellent time for our new partnership with Metalo, as our industry embarks on its technology migration to the cloud, the responsible management and recycling of the E-Waste from legacy systems is important for industry and vital for our planet. Broadcast is a global business, climate change is a global problem, we all need to Think Green,” said Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO of Ideal Systems Singapore.