Imagine Communications Responsibility Objective
Imagine Communications is environmentally responsible in the design and provision of our products and services, and in the operation of our facilities, selection of suppliers and other business activities. We comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations as well as our voluntary commitments to sustainable practices and environmental protection. Imagine Communications strives to conserve natural resources and minimize negative impact that our actions, products and services may have on the global and local environment.
We are committed to preventing pollution within our product life cycles through responsible product design and by requiring our suppliers to adhere to sustainable practices. Imagine Communications is also committed to complying with all applicable environmental legislation and other requirements and we assess our compliance on a regular basis. Imagine Communications’ focus is to continually improve our environmental management system and its performance and the company takes appropriate measures to meet our Responsibility Objectives.
Conservation by Design
Imagine Communications is committed to innovation in the Broadcast Industry. Not only do we strive to create ground-breaking solutions to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers, but we also push for efficiency and reductions in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in customer implementations of technology. We strive to design products and services that address sound environmental design practices with designs that are modular, resource efficient, contain fewer hazardous materials and consumer lower energy and power than their predecessors.
One of our primary motivations in design is to increase processing and channel density while using smaller form factors for products. This not only promotes lower energy consumption but it also reduces the amount of materials used in production.
Over the past few years, our Routing, Processing, Encoding, and Servers solutions have adopted the use of HD-BNC connectors, increasing significantly the I/O density of our product offering. Our latest generation products are “80 PLUS” power-supply certified – a certification program intended to promote efficient energy use in computer power supply units (PSUs).
In addition, our design philosophy is to continue to incorporate the latest generations of semiconductors, which are lower power while higher performance, in our design cycle. This enables the same function with a smaller chip and lower power as well as more functions without an increase in power usage.
As a global leader in video and advertising solutions, Imagine Communications continues to monitor developments and regulations worldwide towards reducing the amount of energy consumed by our products. Most recently, the US Department of Energy (DoE) published a new set of requirements (known as Level VI) aiming to reduce the amount of energy used by External Power Supplies (EPS). Imagine Communications has already started working to transition our products which rely on EPS to comply with the more stringent Level VI requirements.
Although the new standard (Level VI) is only expected to come into effect in the US at this time, we expect that other countries will follow suit. The European Union (EA) directive for EPS is currently under review and it is likely to align with the US standards. Other countries are expected to also harmonize with this new standard as well.
Imagine Communications’ IP transition strategy is to leverage the performance advantages seen in the IT industry to provide solutions that come in smaller and blade-server form factors which inherently lead to energy savings. As we incorporate IP-based technologies into our product portfolio and leverage future-proven GBE interfaces, we expect that this transition will increase channel density even further.
We have partnered with key suppliers of IT and datacenter infrastructure equipment to harness the power and flexibility of “Commercial Off-the-Shelf” (COTS) IT devices. The power supplies in our COTS platforms are “80 PLUS” certified and use the latest generations of processors and chipsets. As an example of our evolution, our Playout products now use 2RU/1RU COTS hardware, down from 3RU/4RU sized form factors used just a few years ago. At the same time, we have been able to increase significantly the density of baseband channels available on I/O cards.
Facilities & Operations
Our Quality Mission:
To establish and maintain systems which support and encourage continuous improvement and superior performance in all phases of our operation.
Our Quality Policy:
To create and deliver products, systems and solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations.
Imagine Communications has developed and implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) in order to document the company’s best business practices, better satisfy the requirements and expectations of its customers and improve the overall management of the company. Where we use contract manufacturing in the construction of our products, we require those contract manufacturers to have implemented and adhere to a QMS as well.
The Quality Management System of Imagine Communications and its contract manufacturers meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2008. This system addresses the design, development, production, installation, and servicing of the company’s products.
- ISO 9001: 2008: Contract Manufacturing of printed circuit assemblies, sub-assemblies, complete units and units that offer design and test development service to the electronic industry.
- TL 9000: Contract Manufacturing of printed circuit assemblies, sub-assemblies, complete units and units that offer design and test development service to the telecommunication industry.