Quantel has been at the forefront of the use of digital technology as a creative tool for the last 30 years and it is now using its vast experience to create tools for the new digital age - covering everything from terrestrial and multi-channel television, to broadband internet, DVD and d-cinema.
Quantel’s generationQ is a radical, all-encompassing, new concept that offers total scalability in both hardware and software across post production, graphics and broadcast for multiple resolution, team-working production environments. With its sQ server technology, the company produces the world's most popular server-based newsroom systems; its iQ machine is responsible for more digital intermediate work, in more suites, in more countries than any other system; and with eQ it is leading the global transition towards HD production workflows.
Since completing a management buyout in 2000, the company is now privately owned and employs nearly 500 people worldwide. It is headquartered in Newbury, UK and has offices in the USA, mainland Europe, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea and Australia.
Quantel facts at a glance:
- We have 18 offices worldwide
- We have nearly 500 employees, with an average length of service of 11 years
- Our largest DI system in the field has 6,800 hours of HD storage
- We currently hold 160 patents
- We have won 9 Emmys
- We have contributed to the success of close to 1,000 movies
- The oldest system we know is still in daily use dates from 1983 (and it is still making money for our customer!)
- Our largest sQ news installation has over 600 concurrent users
- Pablo 4K performance is equivalent to the whole Encyclopaedia Britannica being read every second - 50 megabytes per second
- The average IQ of our R&D engineers is 160 (or so they tell us!)