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Grass Valley demos enhanced product range

Grass Valley will showcase its newly enhanced product portfolio at IBC2018.

The range of products making their IBC debut include:

· GV STRATUS, a flexible production solution that can be accessed from anywhere on any device with simple editing on a web client. This solution captures content from a wide range of sources, whether SDI, IP, or streams online. It can work with a wide variety of content from SD to UHD and now offers pure file-based workflow support when baseband isn’t a requirement. In the latest version, 6.5, features such as external media management and the powerful rules-based engine help manage and push content faster and easier to a variety of platforms.

· The new GV Flex is a radical new approach to playout that provides customers the freedom to host services in the public cloud or on-premises. The flexibility in hosting, plus the ability to rapidly deploy channels, is enabled by GV Flex’s cloud native, microservices-based architecture. GV Convergent enables users to transparently manage SDI and IP routing on one familiar interface. The latest release, version 1.5, provides simple visualisation of COTS IP network bandwidth and parallel support of SDN and IGMP, as well as audio breakaway, shuffling, and conversion between AES profiles.

· The introduction of the LDX 86N RF head is believed to be the only wireless, shoulder-mounted 4K RF head in the industry. It offers a single solution for transmitting HD, 4K and HiSpeed HD over the same link – even simultaneously transmitting high-speed phases (up to 3x1080p) with a separate 3G video channel.

· Grass Valley will also deliver its widest array of live production switchers. Integrated processing makes them easily adaptable to any environment or workflow, including HD, 4K UHD and HDR, as well as both SDI and IP with 12G single link or quad link signal flows.

Tim Shoulders, president of Grass Valley, said: “With the SAM and Grass Valley products now fully integrated into a single portfolio, we are perfectly positioned to help our customers overcome the enormous challenges they face in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Empowering our customers to improve the agility and flexibility of their operations and enabling them to deliver strong storytelling with stunning images is our top priority. At IBC, we’ll share how we’re taking our deep expertise in broadcasting to other sectors, such as eSports, to meet customers’ emerging production needs.”