Qvest bundles playout expertise in Stream team

  • 17 April, 2023


GER: Qvest is further expanding its service portfolio in cloud-based software technologies. The Qvest subsidiary HMS will be fully integrated into the company group and will henceforth operate as Qvest Stream GmbH. Its cloud playout automation makalu will be even more powerful with a comprehensive functional upgrade and will be presented for the first time at this year's NAB Show, booth #W2042.

With the full integration of its subsidiary HMS, Qvest is sharpening its focus on software products for cloud-based media applications. Qvest's customers will benefit from the even closer cooperation between the product development teams as well as the now global availability of these software solutions. Within the company group, Qvest Stream GmbH is an integral part of the "Qvest Products" division, where the development of all products is managed centrally.

The portfolio of Qvest Stream includes software products for playout and newsroom solutions, as well as numerous other applications for media applications. These include makalu, the Europe-wide established software-defined cloud playout automation that enables media companies to easily and quickly manage linear live, pop-up and FAST channels. At NAB Show 2023, booth #W2042, the Qvest Stream team will unveil a comprehensively enhanced version of makalu for the first time. In addition to even more powerful features, users will benefit from the redesigned and intuitive user interface. Furthermore, the Qvest Stream team will present the powerful studio server ClipBox at NAB, which is optimized for live and pre-production in the professional broadcast environment.

Peter Nöthen, CEO of the Qvest Group: "Through the full integration of HMS, we will sustainably strengthen our cooperation and serve the needs of our customers in an even more targeted manner. With the Qvest Stream team and their product expertise, we are now leveraging synergies at all levels, especially in the area of playout solutions, which are in high demand. Customers and partners will particularly benefit from the global availability of these products as well as a close integration of consulting, sales, support and operations."

Frank Mistol, Managing Director Qvest Stream: "We are pleased to continue the already five-year success story with Qvest and to bundle the activities for cloud-based distribution products under a new, strong brand. This step is therefore a strong signal for our team, our customers and our product portfolio. We will now reach new customers and markets with makalu as well as our other software solutions, thus expanding the product range of the Qvest Group internationally."

Founded in 1996 in Halle an der Saale by Frank Mistol as HMS GmbH, the software specialists have been successfully implementing projects with integrated media automation systems for customers in Europe for more than 25 years. Since 2018, the company has been part of the globally operating Qvest Group and is thus closely interlinked with the globally networked expert teams of various departments - from technical consulting to UX design to system integration.

In addition to makalu and Clipbox, the Qvest Stream product portfolio also includes Fusion - a tech layer for efficient control of audio and video equipment in studio environments. The fourth Qvest Stream product is the online-based inventory and playout system Pollux, which was realized together with Trade4Sports and enables the automated and digitalized marketing of advertising space for the first time worldwide.


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Qvest bundles playout expertise in Stream team