IEC activities are focused on five major areas: Engineering: Design - Consultancy - Research and Development; Integration of audiovisual equipment; Sale of equipment; Services: Maintenance - hotline - training - duplication - staff delegation; and Export.
What are main challenges you face when you go there?
Most of the time, unfortunately, we have to work in emergency conditions because the funds given by our clients are only available just a few weeks - when lucky - before the job must be done. So it's a race against time! We have to gather the equipment from all manufacturers, pre-cable and test the configurations at the factory, make sure nothing is missing and then ship the equipment by air on time.
Custom clearance is often also a problem. Once we know that all the equipment has reached the client's premises we send our technicians on-site, verify again that everything is there because if you are missing just a simple connector, this can ruin your job.
As an example, we originally had 11 weeks to do the rehabilitation of the ZNBC OB van and found out that the OB would need to be ready to cover the UNWTO convention in Livingston.
This deadline meant that we only had 6 weeks to complete the work! So the challenge turned out to be huge. But thanks to our experience, the relationship we have with the manufacturers to get the equipment there on time, the expertise we have in export logistics and above all, the professionalism of our technicians, we finally made it on time.
What are the key issues with broadcast equipment currently installed in
It depends. Some countries are very late upgrading to digital and are still using analogue equipment. There is often a huge lack of maintenance and a lack of maintenance training.
Please give us examples of the systems you have set up in
Here are a few examples of what IEC has done across
- Installation of TV « AssemblÉe Nationale » in
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