5G and Interconnectivity Equipment and Virtual Production Services for StudiosUK Facilities

5G and Interconnectivity Equipment and Virtual Production Services for StudiosUK Facilities

Studios UK will be a cluster of interconnected facilities that leverage private 5G standalone (5G-SA) networks with multi-access edge compute (MEC) infrastructure hosting machine learning algorithms to enable real-time animation, wireless data transfer, volumetric capture, motion capture and AR broadcast.

5G and Interconnectivity Equipment and Virtual Production Services for StudiosUK Facilities

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Networks – 32400000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract

£960,000

Procurement reference

MT224853

Published date

20 December 2021

Closing date

14 February 2022

Closing time

2pm

Contract start date

14 March 2022

Contract end date

14 March 2023

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Digital Catapult is looking to establish StudiosUK, a cluster of interconnected research facilities leveraging 5G and future networks capability to enable the exploration of convergent visual content production technologies – such as the use of high-density LED walls, motion-capture, real-time rendering engines and new forms of real-world capture.Studios UK will be a cluster of interconnected facilities that leverage private 5G standalone (5G-SA) networks with multi-access edge compute (MEC) infrastructure hosting machine learning algorithms to enable real-time animation, wireless data transfer, volumetric capture, motion capture and AR broadcast; thus, enabling co-creation, remotely testing applications and experiences for Film and TV productions.These studios will be utilised for collaborative research and development projects, skills training initiatives and commercial productions within the creative and manufacturing sectors. Examples of projects could include productions utilising in-camera VFX and Virtual Production, 5G enabled device testing, digital twin testbeds, real-time multi-site collaboration and tools and workflow development.There are two sites, the first is within the M25, to be confirmed, the second is at PROTO, Abbott’s Hill, Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead NE8 3DF and both must be of specification to integrate with existing equipment. This procurement is for PROTO only, a procurement for the requirements of the site within the M25 will be subject to a separate procurement.

 

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How to apply

 

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About the buyer

 

Contact name

Procurement Department

Address

101 Euston Road
London
NW1 2RA
England

Telephone

+44 3001233101

Email

procurement@digicatapult.org.uk

Website

www.digicatapult.org.uk