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Grass Valley Announces Significant Investments in SDI/IP Infrastructure Processing Technology at IBC 2023

Showcasing New Innovations to Bring Media to Broadcasters Anytime, Anywhere, Any Way You Wish 

GV Orbit Media Orchestration adds Tally Integration. Kaleido-IP, MV-1200 Series Multiviewers, KudosPro Converters and Densité Processors Offer a Seamless Path to an Advanced, Agile Ecosystem. Investments to Accelerate Development of Next-Generation Processing Platforms

Grass Valley®, the leading innovator of solutions for live production, will demonstrate how the company’s critical signal processing, conversion, and network management solutions enable customers to work more efficiently while also migrating their workflows to the integrated SDI/IP infrastructure of Grass Valley’s Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP®). Grass Valley solutions are flexible enough to let customers use any combination of on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid approaches. Media enterprises can select the architecture that best serves their needs today, and that seamlessly adapts to accommodate their changing needs. 

Among the recent infrastructure additions is an integrated tally management option for GV Orbit®, the Grass Valley IP and SDI configuration, control, and monitoring solution. Now you can include tally management capabilities on the same server that controls all signal paths, and that provides configuration and monitoring in a single integrated view. Adding Tally Management to a server you are already using saves rack space, cabling, power, and installation labor. 

“We’ve partnered with TSL to add GVO-Tally as an option within GV Orbit,” says Steve Bilow, Senior Product Manager, Infrastructure Software Platforms for Grass Valley. “You don’t need extra power, rack space, cabling, or installation labor to get a complete tally system that facilitates communication between Grass Valley Production Switchers, Camera tally lamps, and the labels and properties on UMDs and multiviewer tiles.” 

GV Orbit also features many tools that simplify its use. For example, it can discover all connected Grass Valley and NMOS-compliant network devices and will display them automatically in any of several available views. Rather than having to manually connect each device within a network topology, simply drag the sources you need to the main topology display and “auto-provision” them. GV Orbit automatically connects all the links between your IP switches, gateways, and IP devices, while still permitting manual configuration as needed. 

Grass Valley’s drive for greater efficiency and simplicity also appears in the latest introductions to the Kaleido™multiviewer family. Kaleido-IP (KIP) already offers the largest number of simultaneous video and audio program decodes in the industry. That tradition of leadership continues with the new top-of-the-line KIP-X240 1RU platform supporting up to 400G of IP bandwidth. This breakthrough allows the KIP-X240 to monitor, probe and display up 100 uncompressed inputs with full 2022-7 redundancy. 


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“Kaleido-IP already excelled in compressed workflows. With the KIP-X240 we now offer a software-based solution that rivals the uncompressed performance of proprietary hardware offerings while maintaining the flexibility to support uncompressed or compressed applications on a single platform,” says Lee Buchanan, VP, Cameras and Networking for Grass Valley. “The KIP-X240 achieves this leap in performance while continuing to support the rich feature set the industry has come to know. These include best-in-class signal probing and alarming, simple and flexible layout creation and the Kaleido innovation of “any source, anywhere” which allows nearly limitless replication and scaling of input sources. 

At the Grass Valley stand, customers will also see the new MV-1200 Series Standalone and Modular Multiviewers. The MV-1200 Series Multiviewers provide high-density and cost-effective options for SDI multiviewing up to 12G. Standalone models include 16 or 32 inputs with 4 output heads over SDI and/or HDMI in a 1RU form factor. Also available is a 3RU Modular frame expandable up to 144 12G-SDI inputs with up to 16 output heads. 

There are also upgrades in the KudosPro™converter line with the addition of ST 2110 IP capability in the new ULC2000 and UMC1000 UHD framerate converters. 

Finally, Grass Valley today announces a significant investment in next-generation hardware processing technology – part of a sustained focus on providing high-quality SDI- and IP-based infrastructure products. The investment adds 25 additional R&D resources to accelerate advancements in Densité modular processing, while enabling the continuing development of advanced hardware products. 

With over 40,000 frames shipped to date, the Densité modular system comprises a wide range of frames and cards, including the XIP Agile Processing Platform. The XIP hosts software-defined applications, including JPEG-XS encode/decode, ASI/IP gateway and up/down/cross conversion for SDI/IP workflows. Grass Valley’s IBC demonstrations will include a 5th generation ST 2110 IP/SDI gateway application running on the XIP Platform. 

To see how Grass Valley’s latest network orchestration, multiviewer, routing and signal conversion products are driving the transition to ST 2110 while maintaining full integration with SDI, please visit stand 9-A01 at IBC 2023 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre between September 15th and 18th.


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