Front Porch and Grass Valley cement links21 May 2010
Front Porch Digital has reached an agreement with Grass Valley that will see its DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solutions sold in the Americas through the company – in effect making Grass Valley both a Front Porch Digital reseller and a technology partner.
This all cements a longstanding relationship between the two companies whose complementary technologies are already integrated and working successfully in name-brand installations, including the MLB Network and local ABC and CBS stations.
"More than just looking for products, customers are looking for solutions," said Dave Polyard, Front Porch Digital senior vice president of strategic sales. "With this partnership, Grass Valley can offer customers not only its own outstanding products for news and production, but also system design and integration with the benefits of Front Porch Digital’s world-leading CSM solution. At the same time, Grass Valley users who have not yet implemented a CSM system can now do so with total confidence in the two technologies’ combined effectiveness."
The formal agreement between Front Porch Digital and Grass Valley affords enhanced assurance for users that the two companies’ production and archiving systems will work together seamlessly and effectively. In addition, Grass Valley’s extensive sales and systems integration network in the Americas will support expanded access to the benefits of Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive system.
"At Grass Valley, we provide end-to-end solutions for news and sports production, and for play-to-air systems," said Larry Mast, Director, Broadcast Systems Group, Grass Valley. "Today, a large percentage of these systems require a disk- or tape-based archive system. Front Porch Digital is the global leader for CSM as a result of its highly flexible archive management solution, DIVArchive, which has been successfully deployed with Grass Valley products at many significant customer sites. With this agreement, we look forward to continuing and expanding upon that relationship."