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Having outgrown our previous premises, we made a great start to the new year by moving to smart new offices in the centre of Much Wenlock. Formally a 17th century coaching inn, Bank House is now home to Idonix's talented and growing team of developers.
The forthcoming US elections are in the forefront of our minds as we move towards our next project for the BBC. As usual the graphics being built are exciting and challenging with everything moving towards the big night in November. With complex animations and transition logic involved we will be using our new IGNITION software to manage the data and workflow allowing the journalists to play out graphics on air via Viz.
Idonix recently added new sales and marketing expertise to their ranks in the form of Russell Leak. Russell has many years experience in broadcast television and presentation having formerly set up and run the UK operation for Brainstorm. He will help to promote Idonix services and the latest IGNITION automation software. Oh - and he's the guitarist in the company!
BBC News awards Idonix a long term contract for the provision of real-time election graphics and automation systems. With a service centred around the soon to be launched Ignition automation system and Idonix's expertise in Viz scripting, the BBC are assured of the best possible solution to their demanding requirements.
Idonix provide consultancy and training to the BBC in the development of a new suite of HD lower thirds graphics for their core news services. Using their Viz scripting skills, Idonix deliver robust transition logic to choreograph straps, tickers and dogs, and to manage the multitude of styles required by the BBC's news and current affairs programming.
With a brand new look, the site includes fully interactive buyer's guides that allow users to order company rankings based on their personal ethical stance. Idonix built the site using the DNN CMS, with the Buyer's Guides fronted with JQuery and CSS5 and backed with a RESTful web service.
A mammoth 22 hour session of live election coverage for both BBC News at Television Centre and BBC Scotland at Pacific Quays in Glasgow. Encompassing Local Councils, Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and the AV Referendum elections, and driving Brainstorm graphics in London and Viz graphics (built by Idonix) in Glasgow, all from a common IGO control system.
Using advanced Viz 3.3 scripting techniques and working closely with the design team at BBC News Graphics, Idonix build a truly flexible tool that allows presenter Emily Maitlis to tell the stories behind election night.
Coupling IGO graphics automation with Vizrt scripting and rendering Idonix once again provide a slick and efficient service to the team at BBC Millbank.
Idonix provide the graphics for the BBC's live coverage of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review.