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IBC Show 2019. The latest news and announcements

IBC 2019, the latest news and announcements from IBC 2019

The latest technology news from IBC 2019,  from our partners including EditShare, Avid, Ross Video & StorageDNA and many more, the latest 4K, 8K and UHD and cloud technology announcements.

That is IBC wrapped for another year – This is what caught our eye from a number of our manufactures , follow the links below to find out more .  Why not contact us, and tell us what you might have seen at IBC 2019.


Avid Technology at IBC 2019

Avid Delivers Video Editing Workflows with ProRes RAW and DNx Codecs

Improves end-to-end video editing workflows with ProRes integration for Windows and native support for ProRes RAW in Media Composer as well as native support for DNx codecs BURLINGTON, Mass. , Sept. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Read the Press Release HERE

Avid Debuts Re imagined Production and Post Workflow Solutions for Video and Audio Content Creators at IBC2019

All-new Media Composer, more powerful MediaCentral and seamless NEXIS cloud storage among innovations premiering for European TV and film professionals IBC Show Highlights: For video creatives, Media Composer 2019 lets media makers go from first cut to final delivery without leaving the application Read the Press Release HERE

Avid MediaCentral | Publisher Empowers Media Companies to Monetize Content on Social Media

MediaCentral with Wildmoka enables news and sports organisations to create, brand and publish breaking news and highlights fast—creating buzz and driving viewership News Highlights: MediaCentral l Publisher is a new SaaS offering powered by Wildmoka tools that has been proven to increase viewership.Read the Press Release HERE

Avid to Present Technology Preview of SRT and Haivision SRT Hub in Production Workflows at IBC2019

Collaborating with Haivision and Microsoft , Avid breaks new ground by enabling news and sports broadcasters to easily ingest from SRT Hub for cloud-based production workflows NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: Avid, Haivision and Microsoft to preview on prem and cloud based workflows using Avid’s FastServe ® | Read the Press Release HERE

Avid Debuts Re imagined Production and Post Workflow Solutions for Video and Audio Content Creators at IBC2019

Media Composer 2019

Media Composer Movie Software Workspaces

At IBC, Avid will preview a host of forthcoming Media Composer features and updates, including:

  • New controls for Media Composer | Enterprise administrators to configure Media Composer’s UI and secure media with lock down capabilities based on a user’s role
  • Bulk Edit, which will allow users to speed up applying text in a bin column to multiple clips at a time
  • An improved interoperability workflow for exchanging sequences between Media Composer and Adobe Premiere ProMediaCentral | Editorial Management

Find out more CLICK HERE


At IBC2019, Avid will unveil MediaCentral | Publisher, a new SaaS offering powered by Wildmoka, that allows media producers to create content, add graphics and branding, and publish news and sports videos quickly to multiple social media and digital end points to boost viewership and drive revenue.

CLICK HERE for more info 


Avid unveils enhancements to its FastServe® video server platform at IBC for fast-turnaround and highly efficient end-to-end news, sports, and live production workflows.

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces
Avid NEXIS Cloudspaces

IBC marks the European debut of Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces™, which takes the stress out of media management by seamlessly extending Avid NEXIS storage to the cloud for easily parking projects and backing up Avid NEXIS workspaces.

CLICK HERE for more info on Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces

Pro Tools 2019

Also making its European debut at IBC is Pro Tools® 2019, which boosts power and performance for every user—from professional music creators and aspiring artists to top-echelon audio post professionals and engineers—enabling them to work faster and more creatively on the most complex projects.

Avid S4 and Avid S1

The newly released Avid S4 brings the power and workflows of Avid’s industry-leading Pro Tools | S6 control surface to budget-conscious audio professionals and small- to mid-size music and audio post facilities in an ergonomic, more compact package.

The soon-to-be-delivered Avid S1 gives audio professionals the hands-on speed, precision, and software integration needed to deliver better-sounding mixes faster. From recording and editing tracks, to mixing and monitoring in stereo or surround, S1 provides the comprehensive control and visual feedback to accelerate any audio workflow.

Free Training

If you missed it please look out for this unique opportunity again. By popular demand, Avid once again offered hands-on training, in one-hour sessions at IBC 2019, covering Media Composer, MediaCentral, and Maestro Graphics!





Today we are heading for the storage stratosphere with installs routinely hitting 1PB and beyond. The exponential increase of file size and quantity, together with the ever-expanding variety of formats and hi-res codecs, has made high-performance media engineered storage essential. Security has leapfrogged many other industry concerns to arrive at the top of the list: now a prerequisite for doing business in post-production pipelines. Global delivery formats, a long-time fantasy for many organisations, will become a reality in 2019 with the broader adoption of the industry-changing IMF. Increases in internet speed and improvements in file-sharing technologies have continued to dissolve distance, making remote collaboration a viable option.

Embracing The Future: Announcing ‘EFS 2020’

Extracting complexity from your workflow. Improving security and bridging collaboration. It’s the fastest most secure platform in the Media and Entertainment Industry.

EFS distributed parallel file system is rapidly gaining worldwide adoption from the M&E community and is now central to operations at a wide range of facilities from TV stations to creative post studios to film houses, airline designers and rocket propulsion agencies. If it’s a digital media file, EFS will host it, handle it and secure it.

While the current EFS offers blazing performance, the forthcoming release ‘EFS 2020’ will take that even further – clients can expect to see up to 20% speed improvement.

New Flow 2020 features and capabilities shown at IBC2019 include:

Flow AI:

Flow AI is a new AI-powered module featuring video (object/people) recognition and audio transcription services. With Flow AI, users can automate indexing of recognizable assets such as a celebrity or everyday objects as well as transcribe audio files into text-based transcriptions. The enriched video and audio assets can be easily and quickly searched and retrieved for use in production.

Flow News:

Flow News offers MOS integration for news environments, bridging the gap between the production team and the NRCS and playout, enabling faster and more efficient news workflows.

Flow API:

Flow’s impressive API gateway bridges collaboration and workflow across multi-vendor installations. New for IBC2019 is integration with Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl®.

Unlike generic IT storage systems, EditShare has written its own ultra-efficient drivers for EFS, for use with Windows, MacOS and Linux. EditShare manages the entire EFS 2020 technology stack from the file system to OS drivers, which means enterprise-level stability and faster video file transfers. Users can expect more real-time video streams, without the bottlenecks caused by legacy network protocols.

EFS 2020 File Auditing is the first and only real-time purpose-built content auditing platform for the entire production workflow. With high-profile media content theft on the rise, security is top of mind for media professionals. Designed to track all content movement on the server, including a deliberately obscured change, EFS 2020 File Auditing provides a complete, user-friendly activity report with a detailed trail back to the instigator. An important and timely addition to the EditShare production ecosystem, file auditing is an industry recommended and best practice security measure that ensures accountability by answering “who did what and when.”



Dont Forget there are many New Features  in 2019  available now-  including:

EFS ACL Media Spaces

An exciting new EFS storage capability is the Access Control List (ACL) Media Space. This feature was developed to satisfy organizations that manage storage using ACLs, instead of the simple, “read-only” or “read/write” rules that govern current EFS Media Spaces. With ACLs, all users typically mount a single “Media Space” and then, within that Media Space, a particular user can see into specific Active Directories (ADs) or not, depending on how the ACL is set on that directory for that user.

EFS File Auditing

Recent high profile content thefts at Sony Pictures, Netflix, and HBO were a wakeup call for the entire Media & Entertainment segment. EFS File Auditing answers the question, “Who did what, to which of my files, and when did they do it?”

EFS Performance Improvements

In the latest versions of EditShare storage, users will note many EFS performance improvementsincluding:

  • Improved single stream READs and Writes between Single Node EFS storage and MacOSworkstations.
  • Improved reading of file-per-frame content when making copies elsewhere.
  • Improved movement of many files with MacOS workstations.
  • Improved application of new storage goals to media spaces.
EditShare Adds Support for Dolby Vision HDR Compliance Testing

EditShare QScan support for Dolby Vision HDR workflows expands compliance verification options for certified Dolby Vision mastering houses- CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Marquis Broadcast

Marquis Postflux

Marquis Broadcast releases Postflux for Adobe Premiere Pro

Postflux for Adobe® Premiere® Pro is a new, cutting-edge platform which improves the archiving, versioning, integrity, security, performance and sharing of Adobe Premiere Pro projects in extended workflows. It addresses the fundamental issue of being able to confidently share projects, thereby mitigating risks, improving productivity and efficiency whilst enabling new extended workflows.


Based on a client server architecture, individual editors have their own Postflux user logins. Postflux scans and analyses disorganised source project files and resolves all associated media. It then moves the project and media to a specified location, thus creating a new fully self-contained and organised Premiere Pro project. This makes exchanging Premiere projects simple and easy, plus allows the user to write to the most appropriate and pre-determined storage locations, whether on high-performance storage, removable storage or cloud.

Find out more HERE




See StorageDNA 

The Data Fabric is HERE

The Data Fabric provides a host of management tools in a single, easy to use platform. The Data Fabric enables the ability to index, search, move and analyze across your entire data pipeline. Manage data across any storage tier that fits your needs and workflows. We are an open platform that integrates to any disk, tape, cloud or WAN infrastructure

They are also unveiled this year the all-new #StorageDecisionCalculator along with #DNAfabric!

Find out more from StorageDNA HERE


Ross Video


At this year’s IBC, Ross showed how its technologies, services, and expertise can help customers achieve their creative, business, and technical goals. Ross displays at IBC were a  creative playground, showing the latest in complete systems and workflows for Virtual Sets, Automated Production, Graphics Creation & Playout, News Editorial, Stadium Display Production, Houses of Worship, Assembly Meeting Production systems, and more.

As ever there was lots of new things to see at Ross – Here is what caught our eye, but you can read about them ALL HERE

Carbonite Ultra V3.0

Carbonite Ultra production switcher upgraded to include a new dedicated single-channel clip player for playout of compressed MPEG-4 AVC media directly from a connected USB-media drive. Users can load media clips of any length on to a USB or thumb drive, plug it into Carbonite Ultra and playback these full clips as part of their production – a Ross-exclusive feature, not available on any other production switcher! V3.0 also enables the Carbonite Ultra to support bi-directional conversion between SDR and a variety of HDR formats such as HLG, PQ, and S-LOG3, as well as expanding the list of supported RossTalk commands to provide enhanced control integration with XPression.

Ultritouch 4

A brand new, larger 4RU version of the Ultritouch 2RU facility monitoring and control touchscreen panel, that now includes a headphone jack, front-panel USB port for peripherals and optional VESA mount kit.


Gator Toolbox

A new openGear card UHD Up/Down/Cross Converter and Motion Adaptive Standards (frame rate) Converter. It features proc amps, color correction, region of interest, SDR/HDR and more. With up to 10 Gators in a single openGear frame, Gator packs the most density in signal conversion in a fully featured one card solution.

Acuity V9.1

The flagship Acuity production switcher receives a new update that add direct integration with the Ultritouch hardware panel, centralizing router and switcher AUX control into a single 2RU touch screen interface.

Ross announced several innovative new solutions and provide updates on significant feature enhancements to existing solutions, all of which were available for demonstration on booth 11.C10

Tria + UHD Production Server – a brand-new addition to the Abekas Tria production server line

pro-xi® – the first product to emerge from the acquisition of Portalis.

Voyager – Ross Video’s new graphics render engine for virtual studio/augmented reality applications.

Piero – the innovative and award-winning sports analysis tool.

Graphite V2.2 – the latest upgrade to Ross Video’s all-in-one production solution.

Find out more ?  click here to go to the Ross Website




Re-brand content without re-encoding using cineXtools’ latest feature; Ripple Edit with Trim-Extend

New CineXtools Trim and Extend feature allows you to remove or add media and performa riplle edit – all without re-exporting. Also supports JPEG 2000 and standard Pro-Res files


Announced at NAB 2019 – the ZX85 combines all the standard features that customers know and love, like master/proxy recording and file-based insert edit, while adding SMPTE 2022 and 2110 IP capabilities, 4K support for multiple streams of high frame rate record, multiple streams of 4K XAVC record, RGB10 and RGB12 bit ingest and a free, fully customizable RESTful API that creates new interoperability for production and post-production workflows.

Metadata Editor and QC Playout

The new Metadata Editor, instantly updates, edits and changes the metadata in your files with no rewrapping or re-exporting. In it’s debut release, features include relabeling audio tracks and editing/renaming track titles like the now deprecated Quicktime Pro software, as well as, editing HDR tags like color primaries, matrix coefficients and transfer characteristics.

Find out more here


Object Matrix

Avid integration

Object Matrix Provides New Tool to “Make Sense of Your Media Assets”

Object Matrix has launched the latest version of its media focused object storage solution, MatrixStore. MatrixStore 4.1 features compatibility with more hardware and operating systems, as well as updates to MatrixStore Vision, web admin and monitoring.

MatrixStore is a media focused private and hybrid cloud solution that is built on object storage technology from Object Matrix. It enables media companies to focus on activities that bring value rather than managing legacy storage platforms.

The latest version includes the company’s recently launched monitoring and analytics tool, Sense. It enables the collection of real-time statistics, real-time monitoring of hardware and analytics over all storage systems. Sense can work stand-alone or with alternative dashboards to view and analyse how media assets are being used.

MatrixStore 4.1 also includes certification of the latest Supermicro platform based on scalable processors, as well as certification of the Dell storage server. Already compatible with Cisco’s storage server, customers can now benefit from flexible hardware costings, different hardware support levels and a variety of customisable DELL EMC equipment.



Newtek / Vizrt

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Vizrt buys NewTek to become a global powerhouse in advanced video systems

The leading innovators in software driven real-time production systems combine to accelerate innovation and advance a shared vision for video creation, production and distribution.

NewTek and Vizrt launched their latest video-over-IP solution, NDI 4, feauturing the ability to record unlimited NDI video channels for true multi-camera editing with full synchronisation. NewTek also announced the latest version of Premium Access, enabling unlimited recording and replay for efficient delivery to digital screens.

To learn more about that merger , CLICK HERE

NDI® version 4

NDI® version 4 released for IBC2019 delivers enormous quality improvements, fundamentally game–changing recording capabilities and unprecedented power to visual storytellers across the globe, enabling anyone to build software–based IP workflows


AJA Video


AJA Announcements from IBC 2019

AJA Video announced several new products and updates that simplify broadcast, production, post, streaming and proAV workflows in the era of HDR, UltraHD, and IP. New this year are 12G versions of the HDR Image Analyzer and KUMO 3232 router, Corvid 44 12G high density I/O cards for developers, an FS-Mini frame synchronizer Mini-Converter and three additional openGear compatible converter cards. Also announced were some incredible software and firmware updates packed with improvements for the Desktop I/O line, Mini-Converters and FS4 frame synchronizers/converters.

4K/UltraHD HDR Monitoring and Analysis with 12G-SDI Connectivity

Developed in partnership with Colorfront, HDR Image Analyzer 12G is a powerful real-time HDR monitoring and analysis solution in a compact 1RU chassis featuring high bandwidth 12G-SDI connectivity. Its comprehensive toolset advances the monitoring and analysis of HDR formats in production and post, including PQ (Perceptual Quantizer) and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

Learn More HERE

To find out more about all of AJA Video IBC announcements – CLICK HERE 



Spectra-Logic Storcycle

Spectra StorCycle Storage Management Software

StorCycle Storage Management Software is a new solution that automatically identifies and moves inactive data or completed projects from primary storage to a lower tier of storage. Whether data is scattered across many locations or contained in projects or folders, the policy-based system scans and identifies infrequently accessed data and transparently moves it to a lower cost storage tier, leaving behind links for easy user access.

Find out more 




Announces HDR Support Option for HLM-60 Monitors

Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content creators and broadcasters, announces that High Dynamic Range support is now available as an option for its HLM-60 monitor series.

The new option includes EOTF tables for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and S-Log3 in addition to conventional gamma. Existing monitors in the HLM-60 series can be upgraded with the new option retrospectively.

The HLM-60 series includes models HLM-2460W, HLM-1760WR and HLM-960WR.


BlackMagic Design

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At IBC 2019 Blackmagic Design announced some very exciting new products, many of them 8K capable. Not only does this mean that they are future proof, but the extra power brings many more advanced features and capabilities to HD and Ultra HD workflows too.

Blackmagic Design Announced New Blackmagic Video Assist 12G

Blackmagic Design announced Blackmagic Video Assist 12G which are new models of the company’s popular combined monitoring and recording solutions. These new models feature brighter HDR screens, built in scopes, upgraded batteries, 12G-SDI and much more. Blackmagic Video Assist 12G will be available in September 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$795. READ MORE HERE

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic RAW 1.5

Blackmagic Designalso revealed Blackmagic RAW 1.5.   a new software update with support for Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, plus Blackmagic RAW Speed test for Mac, PC and Linux, so customers can work on a wider range of platforms and editing software with their Blackmagic RAW files. Blackmagic RAW 1.5 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site. READ MORE HERE

It will be an opportunity to see the new  BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.  Featuring a 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K lets you use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing creative defocussed backgrounds and gorgeous bokeh effects! Extra resolution also gives you more room for reframing in editing and colour correction.  FIND OUT MORE HERE



JVC kmip6000

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, has continued to develop its CONNECTED CAM family of products to create the most resilient video transport over the internet. CONNECTED CAM was launched last year with the GY-HC900, a 2/3-inch HD broadcast camcorder available in ENG and studio configurations. This year, the new 500 Series of 4K cameras bring CONNECTED CAM performance to compact camcorders. Plus, JVC is expanding its IP switcher line with the CONNECTED CAM Studio 6000S. JVC will demonstrate its CONNECTED CAM and ProHD products at IBC

JVC Professional Video, will showcase two 31-inch UHD/4K LCD monitors designed for today’s growing 4K workflows, The DT-U31 offers UHD (3840×2160) resolution, while the DT-U31PRO offers full DCI 4K (4096×2160) native resolution.

The new Studio 6000S compact live production and streaming studio Designed for sports and other live events, the self-contained control room features a production switcher with six IP inputs that support NDI® as well as the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) streaming protocols.


JVC’s ProHD Studio is a self contained 4 channel, live production and streaming studio that offers professional results at an unbelievable price. It provides a full range of unique productivity features not found in any other product in its class. Professional results are now available even to medium and small facilities.

Whether you connect cameras with HD-SDI, HDMI or IP streaming, the ProHD Studio can handle it–and with ease. ProHD Studio is perfectly matched with Zero Config for JVC’s entire range of IP video production cameras and offers integrated camera remote control (CCU) for each camera.

Find out more HERE


Symply Storage

Next Generation ULTRA II Series of All-In-One Collaborative NAS and SAN Media Workflow Storage Solutions Powered By StorNext®6

SymplyULTRA II advanced next generation software defined affordable high-availability StorNext®6 powered media-optimized shared storage solutions are available for immediate delivery at IBC2019

Symply, a Global Distribution brand has announced the next generation of StorNext®6 powered ULTRA II storage solutions for high-speed collaboration over Fibre Channel and Ethernet IP for Mac, Windows, or Linux editors, featuring 5’9’s reliability, the latest generation Intel 8 core storage processors, full redundancy, and fast 32Gb Fibre Channel and 100Gb Ethernet for seamless content sharing and ultimate content protection.


The industry’s first affordable high-speed multi-user StorNext®6 powered Thunderbolt™3 SAN storage solution

Fast, safe, and scalable collaborative high-resolution workflow without expensive hot and noisy rack-mounted SAN infrastructure or adapters.

Don’t settle for unpredictable ethernet performance. SymplyWorkspace delivers true SAN performance over Thunderbolt with no hassle direct connection.



Panasonic will be demonstrating their latest technology and solutions for Live IP and remote production. This will include the new IT/IP-centric production switcher, 4K system camera line-up, CineLive solution that allows use of the Super35mm VariCam LT for multicamera productions, and a full integration of robotic cameras, dolly and rail systems, and switchers.

Panasonic will be showing the exciting new AW-HE42 PTZ camera which further extends their position as the leader in remote camera technology. They will also be demonstrating their new 8K camera system, alongside their Super 35mm camera range.


Woody Technologies

Woody will show a number of updates to their impressive portfolio of solutions at IBC 2019.

Woody Ingest Live

Built from a partnership with Libero Systems, the new innovative solution Woody Ingest Live allows SDI, IP and NDI ingest with real-time transfer to the central production storage or MAM, enabling edit while capture.

Woody Social

The new version of Woody Social includes a web browser extension to ingest content from social network, faster than ever.Capture photos or videos from multiple web sources straight to your post-production environment in one click!


Wasabi Cloud

Wasabi Cloud from Altered Images

Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price and up to 6x the speed of Amazon S3 with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi focuses solely on providing the world’s best cloud storage platform. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, are on a mission to commoditize the storage industry. A privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and our blog.

  • Cut your cloud storage costs by 80%
  • 1/5 the cost of Amazon S3
  • Free egress
  • Faster than the competition
  • Enterprise-class security

And the good news is… Altered Images is a Wasabi partner,  along with many of our other solution providers  FIND OUT MORE 



PXW-FX9 full-frame camera

The full-frame 6K sensor of the PXW-FX9 captures stunning imagery in 4K, Ultra HD and HD, while powerful processing transcends the limitations of conventional Super 35mm sensors to deliver 15+ stops of dynamic range. Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus tracks subjects with impressive speed, smoothness and precision. The PXW-FX9 revolutionises full-frame cinematography with peerless ergonomics and advanced features for on-the-go shooting. The world’s first full-frame electronic variable ND filter transforms creative shooting possibilities in variable lighting conditions, while built-in Wi-Fi and 12G-SDI support advanced workflows.
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CatDV Essential


Designed for content creators and curators, CatDV Essential brings the best collaboration, and search tools well in the reach of smaller workgroups.

Works out of the box. Easy to deploy & configure. Pre configured automations plus help from our services team make sure you are successfully up and running. Training videos and materials are included too. Add your own custom fields, views and panels to CatDV Essential.

Storage independent. CatDV Essential provides accessible indexing, tagging, clipping & search, across all your storage: on-premise, & cloud or data centre, external drives, on-line, near-line, LTO, LTFS, Cloud and object storage … and even those analog tapes that aren’t yet digitized. Extensions for many popular archive systems are also available.

Find out more HERE




Manager+Agents is known in the Media & Entertainment industry as the gold standard for scheduled, lights-out automated system-to-system file movement between geographically distributed locations. Signiant has released version 14.0, which addresses key areas of Manager+Agents, such as the ability to work on files while they’re still growing, performance improvements, and important security fixes. If you’re on an older version, it’s important to plan an upgrade in order to take advantage of the latest features and security enhancements.

Growing File Enhancements

With this release, Manager+Agents has enhanced its growing files capabilities. Driven by demand to improve support for remote productions, this new release expands our ability to allow actions on files while they are still being written to the destination. For example, this would enable remote editors to pull clips from a growing file and begin working on those clips almost immediately as the action is happening.

Find out more HERE



Embrace is a software editor that develops advanced automation and collaboration solutions for the content creation industry.  (Automate-IT becomes Embrace at IBC 2019 )

Share-IT with Avid

The solution offers creatives a simple yet highly reliable and secured path to connect Photoshop & After Effects with Avid MediaCentral I Production Management.

All technical tasks and user rights between the two worlds are managed by Share-IT.

The set of unique features offered grants graphical artists with an amazing fluid experience and constant quality in their deliverables. Share-IT also comes with an open Rest API to allow for elegant 3rd party integrations.

Find out more



Call us on 01932 255 666  to discuss anything from IBC, or to find out more details of any of the solutions above – We are here to help.