RT Software’s partners play a crucial role in providing the local touch while delivering our broadcast graphics products and solutions to clients around the globe.
This can cover all aspects of the sales cycle from initial contact and demonstrations through to local invoicing, installation, services work, provision of supported hardware and application support.
We recognise that different companies and cultures want to work with us in different ways and our partner programme supports this. These partners include:
Local Sales Agents
Local sales agents work on a commission basis to assist finding broadcast graphics opportunities. There is no requirement for agents to be specialists on our products, invoice the goods or have a demonstration system. Agents will work with RT Software or one of its local partners for invoicing and all aspects of delivery.
Dealers take responsibility for invoicing the goods but may use RT Software or larger partners to provide services or demonstrations. Grass Valley dealers, EVS dealers and Systems Integrators would fit into this category by default.
Value Added Resellers or VARs
Value Added Resellers are capable of delivering RT Software products and providing services around this. These companies are expected to have invested in training around RT Software products and be able to provide services (such as installation, training and often graphics design work. There is also an expectation that VARs have demonstration equipment available locally.
Graphics Services Partners
Graphics service partners are capable of delivering graphics projects to local broadcast clients based on RT Software products. These companies have designers trained on our Swift and Edit-3d authoring tools and can handle all aspects of creating graphics assets to a clients specification.
System Integrators or SI’s
System Integrators deliver solutions based on ‘best in breed’ products from multiple vendors. Depending on client requirements they are capable of providing hardware, hardware support and front-line support for solutions incorporating RT Software products.
OEM partners are major manufacturers that have a requirement to add graphics to their broadcast products. Depending on the level of integration required it is worth noting that RT Software is unique in having a low footprint and proven graphics library that can be embedded to add a full graphics capability to a wider solution. Typical applications include playout head, VAR (Video Assist Referee), NLE (Non-Linear Editors) and Switchers.