Techtel has announced the appointment of Grant Simms to the role of Software Solutions Architect. Based in Sydney, Mr Simms is responsible for developing the company’s new direction in software integration services. This comes as many of the company’s customers seek a new edge in their systems by integrating rising media and entertainment software packages into their unique environment and replacing hard-coded, hardware-dependent software with a malleable, open source solution.
Grant has over 20 years of software solution integration and coding experience, delivering solutions for complex systems to some of the most recognized global brands.
“The influx of software-based platforms into the broadcast video industry began as hard coded software tied to a hardware platform which the end user had no control over. Since then industry needs have changed, and whilst those platforms gave rise to the plethora of options that we have today, they have run their race. What our customers require now is flexibility with how much software they need, where they host it and how they control it,” said Mal Chandler Techtel CEO.
“Grant is a renowned industry specialist who is going to take Techtel’s software integration services to the next level. His experience in software architecture, coding, and engineering combined with his passion for providing outstanding software delivery and reliability, make him a remarkable fit for Techtel. We are very excited to have Grant lead our mission of providing our customers with a powerful, holistic, cost effective software integration service,” Mal added.
In November 2019, Techtel successfully applied its software integration capabilities to develop a custom-based NMS for Samoa’s first Digital Terrestrial Television Network by producing a single screen dashboard of the entire network while enabling users to drill down to each transmission site and then to each individual device to effectively monitor and manage the network from a central station.
Techtel has also been developing a purpose-built asset management solution, InfloTM for an Australian Government agency, which will continue to evolve by implementing broadcast specific tools and products, including automated QC from Venera Technologies, archiving direct from NRCS via MOS, workflow tools and any other 3rd party integrations customers may require.