Chile’s Santo Tomas Professional Institute Turns to Grass Valley ...

... to Outfit Two Advanced Campus TV Studios

Students learning or practicing broadcast technology at Santo Tomas Professional Institute in Santiago, Chile, will benefit from two modern, fully equipped studios on campus and will enter the field with experience using the latest solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The two studios feature a full range of state-of-the-art technology and enable the Santo Tomas Professional Institute to become an ASP—Grass Valley Authorized Service Provider—for its students.

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The Professional Institute signed the partnership agreement during the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Equipment installed across the two studios includes six LDX Flex cameras, one Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher with two control panels, two Kaleido-X16 multiviewers and Densité modular interfaces. VGL in Chile performed the installation and will provide service.

“After looking at all the equipment in the market and evaluating our options, we chose Grass Valley for the outstanding quality and reputation they bring to the table,” explained Dario Cuesta, national director communications area, Santo Tomas Professional Institute. “Also, the opportunity to form a true partnership was a major factor. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

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In addition to serving as an advanced training facility for the next generation of broadcast professionals in Chile, Santo Tomas Professional Institute will also host Grass Valley customers and prospects for equipment demonstrations on a regular basis.

Santo Tomas Professional Institute in Santiago, Chile

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“It’s important that the next generation of professionals learn on the newest, cutting-edge solutions,” said Cesar Carabajal, sales manager, Grass Valley. “Real-world experience during their time at the Professional Institute will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities they will face in the field. Santo Tomas is showing a real commitment to practical education with this investment.”

About Grass Valley
The new Grass Valley keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers Future-Ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows that enable the efficiency and flexibility broadcasters need to stay competitive today—while offering technological foresight they need to keep pace with consumers’ desires for more content on more devices. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, leverages the collective expertise and depth of the Grass Valley Group and Miranda Technologies, each having been acquired by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.

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