Since 1988, Andrew Irving, the principal of IrvTech, has provided management and technical operation services for over 3300 live and pre-recorded show operations encompassing live music, corporate events, radio, television, musical & traditional theater and cruise ship entertainment.
In 1998, it became clear that digital content distribution offered an exceptional opportunity to take part in changing the face of global communications. An invitation to join Online Broadcasting, a then Vancouver-based webcast production company, offered Andrew the opportunity to tie together all of his years of technical experience in a fast–paced and detail-oriented production environment. At the time, the client base included four of Canada’s major banks, TELUS and a number of other Fortune 500 companies. Webcast production has been an integral part of IrvTech’s service offerings ever since.
In the spring of 2003, a gig to webcast the TELUS AGM led to a 4-year engagement with the company’s Executive Communications team to develop, grow and operate the enterprises’ internal streaming video delivery infrastructure as well as eventually re-develop and manage the technical aspects and operations of their internal digital signage network.
When Mediaco was looking to create an in-house webcast production business unit in 2010, they turned to IrvTech to make it happen. Responsible for all aspects of the unit from inception, including development, workflow and process management, vendor selection, daily operations, training and support of onsite techs, IrvTech built a profitable unit that delivered exceptional service beyond expectations with a 99.99% success rate.
In 2015, an interest in live production multi-screen video display management led IrvTech to learn the Christie Digital Spyder video processor and presentation switcher in order to offer programming and operations services. The system offers exceptional flexibility for simple or complex video display environments. Andrew Irving is now a Christie Digital Spyder Certified Operator.
IrvTech continues to evolve with technology, continuously developing creative solutions to ensure the successful delivery of your live video content, whether your audience is on- or off-site.
Contact IrvTech today to find out how we can change the face of your live event communications.