07.20.2009 03:11 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Arqiva streamlines distribution services with ScheduLINK
Arqiva, a provider of satellite uplink facilities for television and radio transmission in the U.K., is using ScheduALL’s ScheduLINK transmission management and optimization software to streamline the booking and allocation of resources for ad-hoc and nonpermanent satellite and transmission services around the globe. Used across Arqiva's occasional use and satellite newsgathering business, as well as its numerous studios and mobile production units, ScheduLINK software simplifies the coordination and provision of transmission packages.
Arqiva's ScheduLINK system provides a common platform for efficient management of the resources required for occasional use services, whether for studio production and transmission, mobile production for sports and live events, newsgathering in the field, or delivery of content to or from a post-production facility. By facilitating bookings across countries and different parts of Arqiva's business, ScheduLINK enables the company to expand its service offering and increase overall opportunities for revenue generation.
With improved information and reporting on how well internal and external resources are being used in service provision, Arqiva can better determine when to own or buy a resource. ScheduLINK automates the recording and issue of purchase orders for resources and sets out job requirements for internal staff and suppliers. This information also allows staff to see how bottlenecks in resource use and allocation directly affect the company's productivity and profitability.