Dreamtek opens new office in New York

Dreamtek, a dynamic and innovative company that specialises in enhancing communications through creative design in video and web, combined with software development for desktop or mobile applications continues to expand its activities in the US. After successful entry in the UAE, the UK Company now strengthens its sales efforts in the US and opens a new office.

Dreamtek New York office view, video production, mobile app development, Google Hangouts, TV Studio build      Dreamtek New York office view, video production, mobile app development, Google Hangouts, TV Studio build

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Department of Defense deploys Adobe Connect solution

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a combat support agency that plans, engineers, and maintains global net-centric solutions serving a diverse group of autonomously managed United States Department of Defense (DoD) enterprises.


In June 2007, DISA awarded Defense Connect Online (DCO), a two-part Adobe Connect solution for collaboration and engagement across DoD global operations. Two different systems comprise the Adobe Connect implementation, one for the unclassified network, and one for the classified network. A pre-release version of DCO was tested over a five-month period and went live in April 2008, enabling deployed troops, supporting personnel, and military leaders to collaborate effortlessly across locations worldwide.

adobe connect, elearning, web conferencing

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Introducing Aquafadas Digital Publishing 3.2!

Earlier this month Aquafadas announced the release of the new Aquafadas Digital Publishing System 3.2. Discover more than 30 exciting new features and improvements included in this latest version, all designed to make your digital publishing projects more innovative and inspiring.

If you want to have a go at creating your own apps then download the free trial below making sure you use the promo code DRE4LIFE

mobile application, how to create an app, app development software

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Dreamtek Job openings

It’s busy over here at Dreamtek with lots of exciting expansion with the merging of our sister company the Virtual Forge, we are looking to find some skilled individuals to join our team.

.NET Developer

The Virtual Forge wish to recruit a number of strong candidates, on a temporary contract in order to work as a team of .NET developers. In these roles the developers will require flexibility to adapt to client’s needs, excellent communication and organisational skills. They will need to demonstrate evidence of problem solving and working well under pressure. The ideal candidates will bring an enthusiastic approach, with an ability to estimate and manage their own tasks as the system is built. Ideally we are looking for candidates who are potentially interested in taking a permanent role at the end of the initial contract.

This is a great opportunity to secure a role with an exciting rapidly growing organisation. If interested then please forward your up to date CV together with details of your availability and current remuneration.

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How Google+ Hangouts can help internal communication

Learning Technologies is Europe’s leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning.  Dreamtek had a stand at Learning Technologies, where we showcased our innovative Broadcastpod. The Broadcastpod comes in various models depending on what the customer wants to use it for, from a social broadcasting pod that can be used to create and deliver video training materials through social media platforms such as Google+ Hangouts and YouTube, e-learning platforms or company intranets. Through to a BBC broadcast quality pod that can deliver TV broadcast quality footage.

Learning technologies stand, Broadcastpod

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A quick start guide – how to create an app

Mobile apps bridge the gap between personal and public experience.

They empower users because they get to choose the apps they want to download. That choice makes mobile apps effective marketing tools — the user already likes the app, that’s why they downloaded it in the first place.

So we decided to create a guide to explain why your business needs an app, what platforms you should consider and share a few ideas that should help you develop apps that effectively support your marketing communications. This is a taster of the guide with some of the key things you should consider before developing a mobile application for your business.

 iphone app development, how to create an app

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Earn while you’re learning about video and digital media with Dreamtek

Well it’s so busy over here at Dreamtek, we have so many exciting video productions and digital media projects on at the moment that we are looking to expand our team!

Technology is changing at a fast pace, so we are looking for someone who shares our passion for the creative and digital industry to grow with us and learn about the latest innovative solutions the market has to offer.

Here’s the job spec bit – if you think this is you then apply today!

 broadcast consultants, tv studio build, tv studio solutions, broadcast studio, broadcast system integration

Gain invaluable work experience and a recognised media certification designed and approved by industry professionals.

If you would like to work in the creative and digital media industry then look no further.  Dreamtek is offering a media apprenticeship to one individual.


Dreamtek’s specialist apprenticeship programme teaches the current industry working practices as well as what you need to succeed, by covering a range of sectors, including:

Gain an NVQ in Creative and Digital Media

  • Equipment Maintenance

  • Kit Preparations for ongoing shooting

  • Camera Prepping for Shoot, leading to operating

  • Production Support

  • Assisting the Editing Projects

  • Opportunity to engage with Live Streaming Events

  • Social Media Coordination and Blogging Opportunities

  • Calendar and Diary handling

  • Liaising with clients

  • Running duties

As well as these traditional areas, this apprenticeship covers the growing role of digital technologies in changing the way that media content is shared and enjoyed by audiences.

You Will

  • Have access to professional media equipment

  • Learn from industry professionals

  • Have the opportunity to build a portfolio / CV

  • Learn more about motion / photography / editing techniques / app creation

  • Gain knowledge and skills in industry awareness and career development

Key Skills

  • We are looking for someone who is personable, with excellent communication skills and who is exceptional at logistical planning.

  • Age group 17 – 21

  • Must have a keen interest in photography, video and technologies

  • Have a good knowledge of London

  • Ability to manage the role between desk/admin, kit stores and running duties

  • Excellent time management

  • Must show an eagerness to learn new camera skills and techniques.

  • You must be ambitious, creative, reliable and keen to succeed!

  • Have an interest in editing

Grant available

  • £8700

  • Travel and accommodation support based location up to £2000 – this also supports out of hours

If you are interested please send your updated CV along with a covering letter to charlie@dreamtek.tv

A year in Google Hangouts what’s cool and new

We have been helping companies to produce professional Google Hangouts for a while now, as well as creating some cool products to help people who want to run regular Hangouts. To some of these you can download our Google Hangouts PDF here.

Google Hangouts have come a long way in the last year so we thought we’d look at some of the latest developments and some of the Hangouts we have done this year that we are proud of. Anyone with a verified account can now stream live video on YouTube, and verified accounts can now create a Google+ Hangout on Air. Previously it was only available to users with over 1000 followers and 100 followers were announced in August this year. Now opening up the platform to everyone.

We’ve helped produced a number of innovative Hangouts that have utilised the platform in all sorts of ways from Jamie Oliver spreading the word about Food Revolution day, LCD Soundsystem having a band reunion or allowing teenagers to greet Wembley arena from the comfort of the bedroom!

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver reaches out across the globe for Food Revolution day

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Does your business need a mobile app?

Brands are realising that as we live in a multi screen world we need to cater for mobile users more and more. And it’s not just making sure you have a mobile optimised website, recent research from Adobe Digital shows that users of apps are more brand loyal.

New data from Adobe Digital Index measures engagement on apps versus the Web on a sample of more than 600 brands which should make this message clear for marketers. According to the data, building a mobile app is a worthy investment because users of mobile apps are more loyal to the brand versus those who just visit the Web site from their mobile devices.

Apps Used For Longer And More Frequently
Tablet users spend the better part of a half hour (24 minutes) in an app session, while smartphone sessions are much shorter at nearly 13 minutes. Compared to those browsing Web sites, however, the app sessions are three to four times longer. Consumers use the average smartphone apps more than twice as often as they visit the typical mobile Web site. All combined, the app usage outpaces mobile Web visits by an average of 100 minutes per month.

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IBC – 4K, HEVC and broadcasters challenge to engage Generation C

IBC2013 is nearly over, we popped over to Amsterdam to visit the show and see what was new in the world of broadcast. The buzz of 4K is a common theme for the show with Panasonic announcing the release 4K Varicam camcorder with Super35mm size high sensitivity image sensor. With a launch date of January 2014, this could be too little to late with other camera manufacturers already ahead of the game.

4k production camera

Blackmagic launched their 4K production camera back in April at NAB but the product is not yet shipping, so customers are eagerly awaiting the shipping date and we are waiting to get our hands on one to have a play with.

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