Studio facility management system


Xytech, a global leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media services industries, announced that MediaPulse has been implemented by dock10 in their new Salford production facility at MediaCityUK. dock10 has the most advanced HD studios of their kind, offering unique digital architecture connecting the studios with the facility’s post-production services and those of other post providers, enabling customers to deliver programmes on time and on budget.

MediaPulse has been used to create a complete Facility Management System for the complex.

The Xytech team worked closely with dock10 during the installation of MediaPulse, a comprehensive and feature-rich resource, work order and asset management solution offering a full suite of scheduling, operational, and financial management tools. dock10 will now have direct access to vital information by leveraging the extensive configuration capabilities in MediaPulse to match their workflow. Studio managers, engineers, operations, account management, client support and finance teams now have real-time, shared access to data about the facilities and productions, providing them with the timely information they need to manage the business in today’s market.

dock10 operates seven HD television studios that range in size from the largest of 12,500 sq ft to the smallest of 900 sq ft. There are two audio studios, one dedicated to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The facilities include sound and vision control rooms, CTA, fast turnaround edit suites, a dubbing theatre, an ingest area, dressing rooms, workshops and green rooms. The facilities are underpinned by a site-wide communications infrastructure, of which Xytech’s MediaPulse is a crucial element.

Andy Waters, Head of Studios at dock10, commented, “Starting up a brand new business at MediaCityUK was a massive undertaking, and the Xytech team has been by our side throughout the process. In planning for the wide range of sophisticated needs at dock10, we looked for a solution that had a proven track record, flexibility, powerful functionality, and efficiency. MediaPulse was the obvious answer for us; it is a powerful platform that helps us manage our resources and information easily and effectively. This is an exciting time for MediaCityUK and dock10, and we are pleased that Xytech is an integral part of it.’

Greg Dolan, Xytech COO, said, “dock10 is an amazing operation within an astounding complex. This is a sophisticated, multi-tiered business operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across a wide array of tasks. That is exactly the sort of challenge that MediaPulse was created to meet. We have been consistently impressed with dock10’s plan and execution, and their team has been wonderful to work with. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with them.’


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