A company run by Bath alumnus Chris Green will be providing a range of services to the London Media Centre during the Olympic Games.
Etherlive has been appointed by the Greater London Authority to provide a ground-breaking communications solution to the London Media Centre, London Ambassador Pods and also to several outside broadcast locations.
Chris graduated from Bath with a BEng in Electronic & Communication Engineering in 1990 and started his award-winning company Etherlive in December 2007.
While at Bath, Chris had an active role in student life that helped prepare him for the world of business. His involvement in the Students’ Union and various voluntary roles gave him solid experiences which have helped him achieve success.
Chris said: “During my time at Bath I was involved with events through the Students’ Union and RAG, and was President of the Students’ Union from 1990 – 1991. That role provided a lot of relevant experience ahead of starting my company.”
The company will be responsible for the connectivity of journalists from around the world during both the Olympics and the Paralympics, utilising the services of Easynet to provide a state of the art infrastructure that will enable high-speed internet, IPTV and VoIP telephony to hundreds of workstations and edit suites catering for thousands of journalists.
The London Media Centre’s communications are certainly in very good hands – Etherlive was named as the event industry’s Best Communications Company at the 2012 Event Production Awards in February, and presented with a trophy at a glittering ceremony held at the Park Lane Hilton hotel, attended by over 500 of the event industry’s leading lights figures.
Chris added: “During the games, we will be responsible for transmitting hundreds of thousands of hours of video content, voice calls, CCTV and inter/intranet connections.”