Broadcast and New Media Solutions – It’s what we do!
From Strictly Come Dancing to Radio 1’s Big Weekend, an ITV Regional News Bulletin or post production for the largest streaming services.
The chances are you have watched or listened to content produced using equipment IPE have installed and commissioned over the last 40 years.
Independent Project Engineering
We are Independent Project Engineering, a leading UK based broadcast Systems Integrator. We specialise in installing technology across TV, Radio, New Media, Government and Corporate environments. Established in 1983, we are management owned, free of any commercial ties to manufacturers or distributors. This gives us complete freedom when designing a system based on a client’s specification, and we will work with any preferred suppliers that our clients may choose, on a full procurement or free issue basis.
Inspired Project Engineering
Inspired by our clients, we are here to help turn their ideas, excitement and enthusiasm into reality. We offer a complete end-to-end service from system consultancy, design, pre-build, testing, configuration, installation, to system hand-over and training. We also offer each part of the service in a modular approach that means our clients can work with us as they prefer. We are used to delivering projects in new buildings, refurbishments of existing buildings and even moving studios seamlessly from one location to another. Whether it’s a full TV or radio studio, post production house, corporate video or AV facility, parliamentary setting, studio lighting installation, or flyaway portable production unit, IPE are here to help.
Innovative Project Engineering
ST2110, AES67, PTPv2, AoIP, NDI, Virtual Production, UHD. IP standards, protocols and emerging technologies that IPE engineers are experienced in configuring and installing, to ensure your facilities are future relevant. AoIP based radio studios, ST2110 capable production studios and infrastructure, IP control and monitoring systems – we can help specify and install them all. And if “traditional” technologies such as 3G-SDI, AES3, analogue audio and GPIOs are more appropriate, then we have decades of experience installing baseband systems too. With sustainability now at the forefront of many companies’ decision making, IPE can advise on the environmental impact of technical equipment and installations and suggest alternative approaches if necessary. IPE work closely with suppliers and manufacturers, and will aim to work collaboratively at all stages to ensure the best outcome for the project, harnessing expertise to deliver results.
International Project Engineering
Production studios in Paris, a radio studio in Singapore, a studio gallery in Germany, a news bureau in Newcastle, local radio in Liverpool, and lots in London! Just a handful of projects we’ve worked on both in the UK and overseas. IPE are happy to advise on, quote for and work on projects across the globe.
Key Technical Contacts
Simon started at Audix Broadcast in the early 1990s undertaking PCB, mechanical and system design.
Simon has worked at IPE for over 22 years as an engineer, project manager and is now a director and shareholder. Simon has worked on major projects for Dock10, BBC Media City, BBC Broadcasting House – London, all 34 BBC Local Radio Stations and ITV Regional News.
Simon leads on proposals, management/director of larger projects and is part of the IPE management team.
Gareth is a graduate engineer, who has worked for IPE ever since leaving University over 20 years ago. Gareth started his career at IPE as an engineer, progressing to a senior level then moving into project management. Following an MBO in 2019 Gareth is now a director and shareholder of IPE.
Over the years Gareth has led projects for BBC Studioworks, ITV News, Google, Netflix, UK Parliament and YouTube in the UK and across Europe.
Gareth has a focus on the physical delivery of all of IPE’s projects, from the ‘nuts & bolts’ discussed during the prefabrication stage to putting the ‘shine’ on the final system to handover to the client at the end of the project.
James is a seasoned Broadcast Systems Engineer with 13 years of experience in the industry. The majority of his career has been spent working as a Systems Integrator, though he also brings extensive experience in live on-air operation and engineering.
Throughout his career, he has worked on a multitude of different projects spanning across the globe. His diverse clientele includes Music Studios, Universities, Production and Television Facilities, Regional and Worldwide Broadcasters, as well as Corporate and Events. His diverse professional experience and broad skill set have made him an effective and adaptable player in the broadcast systems industry.
Ben joined IPE as a Project Engineer in 2021, and since starting has worked on numerous projects ranging from small fly-away production systems, to configuring broadcast networks, and leading on the design and installation of high profile video production and radio studio builds both in the UK and overseas. Ben also holds APM PMQ certification and uses his Project Management skillset to effectively compliment his engineering work on large projects.
Before joining IPE, Ben worked at the BBC for 7 years – including 4 years working as a Broadcast Engineer internationally on projects for BBC World Service. Prior to this Ben trained to be a Broadcast Engineer through the three year BBC Broadcast Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, in which he was awarded a 2:1 BEng (Hons) in Broadcast Engineering from the University of Salford. Alongside the degree, Ben completed a range of work placements across the industry.
An experienced engineer with a decade of industry knowledge, Ruth has built a solid reputation through her expertise in various areas such as live on-air operations, engineering support, and systems integration.
Having worked for the BBC’s International bureau team, Ruth has contributed to a multitude of projects worldwide. She has played a pivotal role in designing, planning, and implementing systems for playout, IPTV, radio, and TV studios. She has also mastered the intricacies of networking, ensuring smooth transmission of video and audio content over IP from the bureau and other remote locations to the BBC’s output.
Driven by her success as the lead engineer for the design and installation of a new BBC bureau in Abuja, Nigeria, Ruth joined IPE. Her decision was motivated by the desire to engage with a diverse clientele and broaden her professional horizons. Since joining IPE, Ruth has participated in numerous ventures, including installations of UHD and HD-SDI routers, camera and robotics upgrades, as well as enhancing radio studios and enabling radio visualization.
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