In 1991, a team of satellite and AV industry design professionals founded ESC Digital Media to address the changing requirements of the television broadcasting markets. Over 15 years ago we bought IPTV into the UK, installing the first system for Lehman Brothers – a move that saw IP-delivered TV become the standard platform within the City’s major financial institutions. Today, we’re recognised as leaders in our field and a powerful force in tailored AV solutions across market sectors. Based in Surrey, England with administrative offices in Weybridge and a Research and Development facility in Byfleet, our reach extends to a discerning client base across the globe. AV
ESC DIGITAL MEDIA WAS THE FIRST COMPANY TO FULLY DEVELOP THE HIDDEN OR STEALTH DISH FARM
ESC Digital Media was the first company to fully develop the hidden or stealth dish farm utilizing our patented Vistec technology we can mimic most types of Louvre. RAL colours and glossiness can also be matched and coated onto the Vistec material These structures have been successfully used for many years for large corporations such as the London Stock exchange building. ESC have designed and installed many large antenna farms around the world these may be a corporate multi tenanted building or a whole island.
ESC Digital Media has been awarded the contract to install a 100-channel IPTV system at the Grand Hotel Oyala Kempinski in Equatorial Guinea. The installation will deliver On Demand TV, worldwide TV channels, Internet connectivity, digital signage and full HD services to all guests.
ESC installed 16 meeting rooms providing full video and audio conferencing systems along with IPTV and trading floor news TVs. World Clock information services needed to be relocated to one building and system integration was required to merge systems and add new technologies to keep all systems in line with the latest technologies. IPads, powered by Crestron control all audio and video systems as well as lighting and blinds in all meeting rooms.
ESC was commissioned to design, supply and install a digital IPTV system that will transmit satellite and terrestrial television across across the NAB site. Digital signage and video conferencing facilities also form part of this far-reaching solution. We worked closely with the client’s network team to ensure this IPTV solution was rolled out successfully across the network.
The North Middlesex Hospital has formally opened a new, state-of-the-art 4 x 4-bed bay stroke unit and ESC was commissioned for extending the hospital’s current IPTV system that we installed a few years ago. The new wing added an additional 25 bays that each required a new TV and connection to the TV system. The opening of the ward was bought forward at short notice and we had just one week to complete the project. Thanks to our project management and installation teams’ expertise, the new ward was successfully opened on time with all systems working and commissioned according the client’s exacting specifications
Thomas Cook awarded ESC the contract to install all IPTV and audio visual services at its new headquarters building in the City of London. ESC delivered a site-wide IPTV distribution system that feeds channels to all meeting rooms and breakout areas. Approximately 70 TV channels and a digital signage solution are delivered via the client’s IP system while ach of the 18 meeting rooms have an LED TV for show TV, digital signage and/or PC presentation facilities. We are proud to have delivered this remarkable system on time and within budget for this leading holiday travel organisation.
ESC Digital Media designed, supplied and installed a site-wide satellite TV distribution system at award-winning Trinity Leeds shopping centre. Each of the four buildings now has two satellite antennae and aerial feeds to every floor across the entire site. The system is designed so that each tenant can simply connect in the riser to access a ‘dedicated’ satellite dish feed. The system has in excess of 700 tap-off positions and is designed to connect to over 1500 end user positions.
ESC successfully completed the supply and installation of over 120 satellite and terrestrial TV channels, including a range of European and Russian channels. The system is delivered using TV over LAN technology to 362 end user positions. This fully customised HD AV system includes direct links to the hotel PMS system, electronic programmed guide and Video on Demand (VoD) and also supplies games to each room as well as radio channels and more than 5000 songs from a music library.
ESC Digital Media completed a project to supply and install over 30 satellite channels to this iconic hotel building. The system is delivered using TV and LAN technology to more than 250 end user positions and the wider system includes direct links to the hotel PMS system, electronic programmed guide and recording facility. The full system also incorporates a digital signage solution that is delivered to all meeting rooms in the hotel.
ESC Digital Media was awarded the contract to supply a site-wide satellite and television distribution system to all 16 floors of this vast building that is made up of two interlinked buildings of different heights and set right in the heart of London.
The difficulties associated with being unable to install satellite antennae or aerial equipment onto the top of a glass room were one of the key challenges of this landmark project. However, ESC Digital Media overcame this hurdle by installing satellite-receiving equipment onto a separate building and distributed signals via a fibre connection that was laid under the street and into the Gherkin. A landlord-managed system was then installed into the tower and connection positions made available at each floor location for tenants to connect to as well.
ESC Digital Media was responsible for the design, supply and installation of the entire satellite and TV system at HSBC’s London HQ. The satellite dish farm and cabling infrastructure feeds more than 20 channels, which are then distributed using IP and Cat5 technology to over 11000 positions across the building.
ESC Digital Media designed, supplied and installed a satellite dish farm feeding satellite signals to over 200 positions within the building and fed a separate IF backbone to the entire building. Using our SDF technology, the satellite enclosure was designed and manufactured by ESC Digital Media and was fully compliant with planning requirements. Utilising our trademarked technology, we were able to meet the challenge to create a unique, tailored solution that ensured all dishes were obscured from view from the adjacent St Paul’s Cathedral. We also upgraded the entire distribution system at the London Stock Exchange to feed all TV signals over IPTV. This system also provides links to a further Exchange office via a fibre connection.
Using fibre to transmit and receive equipment, ESC Digital Media distributed all satellite feeds across this European Headquarters building and fed the entire dish farm over the Cat5/6 infrastructure to over 250 positions.