IT & ICT

The BSL Information Technology Division provides on-going support to a number of clients in New Zealand  including system support and administration of personnel on internal systems. We provide everything from general IT support to distributed virtualised server infrastructure and sophisticated communication technologies:

  • Core server infrastructure including Hyper-V and/or VMware virtualisation and all licensing
  • Network infrastructure including WiFi
  • Site-to-site linking via Internet tunnels or through physical hardware (microwave and laser)
  • VHF and UHF radio linking over IP
  • Internet radio streaming
  • Provision or sourcing of hardware (laptops, desktops, servers etc) at competitive prices
  • User based securtiy, access control and capacity planning
  • Provision and installation of software
  • Managing IT aspects of new starts and departing staff

BSL supports several major clients in the broadcast industry with maintenance contracts for all their ICT needs. We also look after their total broadcast requirements including all studio and transmission equipment. Some of these include:

  • TV3 Transmission
  • TV4 Transmission
  • Skycomms Ltd (formerly Sky Communications Ltd)
  • Radio Samoa
  • Radio Asia Pacific

Skycomms provides a national service to the NZ Vodafone and Telecom Cellular Networks for installation, commissioning, and maintenance. BSL provides Sky Comms with Laptops with the correct software and hardware to communicate with the field equipment in New Zealand and in Australia. We also provide the consulting capacity and support necessary to get the equipment connected for upgrades, installation and troubleshooting.
 

Growth

As The Broadtech Group has grown through the years we have had to increase the infrastructure in line with the need for growth and future expansion. The Broadtech Group currently maintains dozens of virtual and hardware based hypervisors over three offices including Ipsec tunnels between offices. The application software that we have installed and maintained over time includes the following;

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008, 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7
  • Hyper-V and VMware
  • Exchange Server 2010, 2013, 2016
  • Asterisk PBX
  • Linux: Arch Linux, Slackware, OpenSUSE, Raspbian and flavourless.
  • Mikrotik Routers
  • Email Scanning Systems
  • Comprehensive monitoring, logging and alerting

The external clients in most cases run similar kinds of networks and in most cases we are contracted to provide a 24 / 7 call-out service to maintain their “On Air” signals and IT infrastructure. These systems include;

  • RCS Master Control
  • RCS Burli News Software
  • BSI Wave station and Simian
  • Audio Vault
  • TV3 Advanced Transmission Management System
  • Moseley Transmission Remote Control Systems and Custom Interfaces
  • Internet and Audio Streaming, using both Winamp and Microsoft Based solutions
  • Network Streaming links over dedicated links
  • Tait Radio Control systems including programming and repair
  • Custom built Microprocessor controlled Studio switching equipment which is interfaced directly with the On Air Software

We have also upgraded both software and firmware (and reprogrammed) the following plant and equipment.

  • IBAK Drainage Inspection Cameras
  • Pearpoint Drainage Inspection Cameras
  • SeaSnake Drainage Inspection Cameras
  • Hitachi Projectors
  • Christie Projectors
  • 3M Projectors
  • Barco Projectors
  • Sony Betacams
  • Henderson Council Chambers
  • UOA Medical School, Non Linear Editor