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SCISYS ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2017
HOW WE SUCCEEDED
ACROSS THE GROUP IN 2017
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA:
The Space division will work on activities relevant to the design, coding and verification of the Rover Mission Management Software Instruments Layer (MMS-IL) for the ExoMars RSP (Rover and Surface Platform) 2020 Mission.
CORUS ENTERTAINMENT, CANADA:
Annova started 2017 by securing a contract from Canada’s Corus Entertainment for a planning solution to replace an incumbent newsroom solution in Global News with the OpenMedia newsroom solution, providing new assignment, running-order management systems.
MDR decided on Annova’s OpenMedia product as its next-generation editorial newsroom solution, replacing a competitor’s systems. Once fully rolled out, up to 1000 journalists across TV, radio and online will use OpenMedia as their central tool for planning and crafting news.
The French RTL’s network Fun Radio went live with M&B’s dira! software just before Christmas 2017, while RTL2 will be operational in January 2018 followed by RTL Radio Paris. A third phase will introduce the software suite to 30 local studios across the RTL Radio network.
Annova Systems will develop a portal for ARD-Aktuell based on the ground-breaking, proprietary product OpenMedia Newsboard. This solution will give ARD’s journalists a powerful web-based tool
that bolsters their existing installation by providing
an extended research capability.
MERLIN CLIMATE MISSION:
In line with the start of the next phase in the French-German MERLIN climate mission, the Space division received a contract from Airbus DS GmbH for the realisation of the Payload Operations Centre (PLOC) for the LIDAR instrument on the MERLIN satellite.
SKY AND SPACE GLOBAL UK:
The Space division won a contract with Sky and Space Global UK to deliver a network management simulator for their Pearls Constellation of nanosatellites. It will be a high-performance, configurable and portable solution for providing a representation of the constellation and mission operations.
ESD and Xibis collaborated to create an app for leading nautical publishers, Imray. The app allows real-time navigation on an iOS device using digital versions of Imray’s paper charts. The app obtained a Commended Award from the British Cartographic Society.
The Space division signed a contract for up to €1.9m with GMV for a mission control system to support the EUMETSAT Polar System EO programme. This relates to the second generation of polar-orbiting satellites providing weather-prediction data for national meteorological services during the 2020s and 2030s.
ESD won two new contracts with the Forestry Commission in England. The first is an online managed service for Felling Licence applications which makes use of our Cartosys product. The second is the take-on and delivery of a managed-support service for two business-critical applications.
Scotty @ BBC:
The BBC chose M&B to modernise its multimedia news delivery system with a cloud-hosted service for journalists to securely and quickly deliver multimedia news items to the BBC. This service is provided to the BBC by using the cloud-based, proprietary upload system dira! Scotty.
OHB SYSTEM AG:
Space won a €18m contract by OHB System AG to deliver the ground station control and communications infrastructure for the German national satellite-communications mission, Heinrich Hertz, as ground segment prime contractor, supplying OHB direct.
BBC Wales, UNITED KINGDOM:
The BBC awarded a contract to M&B for deployment of dira! to their entire radio production and playout operation in Wales. The project includes delivery to 13 Wales local radio sites based on a single centralised dira! platform.
Japan Meteorological Agency:
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has renewed its client relationship with Space, which will deliver a combined satellite-data reception system for the prediction of satellite track and reception of satellite imagery.
METROPOLITAN POLICE FRAMEWORK:
The Metropolitan Police SPF framework, secured in 2017, is set to see exciting projects in the UK policing arena. ESD’s relationship with the Met Police goes from strength to strength.