isis digital - a look behind the scenes

isis digital Ltd has been providing expert guidance and supporting new service and product launches for a range of clients since January 2009. The company was founded by David Gillies, who has over thirty years experience in the complex end to end chain which makes up video preparation, delivery and consumption.

The focus of the company is new Digital TV products and services. Concept and feasibility studies, business plan analysis and review, requirements definition, vendor selection and management, and setting up multi disciplinary projects designed to deliver success – some of the services provided by isis digital.

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A brief history of the last 30 years

  • David Gillies graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1981 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. After one year developing satellite receivers at Racal Communications Ltd., he joined GEC McMichael Ltd.. There he worked on the design & development of MAC satellite TV systems and TV standards converters.

  • In 1985, David left the UK to work for ITT Intermetall GmbH in Freiburg, Germany. Working as a Concept Engineer, he designed and developed the algorithms and hardware implementations for a number of devices in the Digit 2000 Digital TV chipset. These devices were sold in millions of high end TV’s worldwide.

  • In 1988, David joined Thomson Multimedia, and spent ten years in R&D of HDTV systems and the development of DVB products. His team developed the world’s first DVB and HD DVB receivers, and were also responsible for DVB standards development within Thomson. He was responsible for Worldwide Digital TV Programmes by 1997.

  • In 1998, David joined BetaResearch GmbH in Munich, Germany, responsible for the development of the Kirch Group’s end to end digital TV technology. He became CEO in early 2001, remaining in this position until late 2003. At one point, BetaResearch had supplied core technology in over 4 million STBs in Germany and Austria.

  • David moved back to the UK and joined Pace as Director of Technology in autumn 2004. As a member of the Executive Committee, he helped to shape the corporate strategy and was heavily involved in the successful re-organisation of the company in 2007. Many of his R&D initiatives found their way into later Pace products.

  • In January 2009, David launched isis digital Ltd., and has since worked with a range of clients on the definition and implementation of new products and services, and performed strategic reviews for others to shape their choice of new technologies. His client base covers Germany, Belgium, France, Austria and New Zealand. And, of course, the UK.

Behind the scenes

  • David Gillies

    David Gillies is the Founder and Managing Director of isis digital Ltd. You can find more details of his experience on the left.

  • Other staff...

    isis digital currently has no other full time team members. The preferred approach is to call on other partners and associates to fulfil a client’s requirements. Contact isis digital today to discuss your requirements in more detail.