Grass Valley Captures 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Award for GV Node
Created to recognize companies and individuals for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving, the Engineering Excellence Awards have been presented annually since 2006.
“With GV Node, we provide a bridge between the broadcast and IP worlds by delivering critical functions required by broadcasters but not available in traditional IP solutions,” noted Neerav Shah, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “The award from HPA recognizes the impact that GV node is having on the increasing adoption of IP by many of today’s leading broadcasters.”
GV Node is a fundamental building block of a Broadcast Data Center, which provides deterministic, vertically accurate switching of video signals whether they originate as SDI or IP, such as SMPTE ST 2022-6. GV Node offers integrated processing of video and audio signals and multiviewers for reduced cabling. The modular nature of the GV Node is ideal for distributed architectures and scales from very small to very large systems, especially when combined with COTS IP switches.
In addition to capturing the Engineering Excellence Award for the GV Node, Grass Valley also received an Honorable Mention for the LDX 86N Native 4K Series Camera.
Joachim Zell, chair of the Engineering Excellence Awards Committee, commented, “The Engineering Excellence Awards offer us the opportunity to see up close what innovations our colleagues are working on and get an advance look at the impact of their creativity on the future of the industry. The Engineering Excellence entries often go on to have significant impact on how we work.”
About Grass Valley
Grass Valley is a trusted partner completely focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. In this ever-changing media landscape, content remains the most important element. Many of our customers are faced with the need to create and support new workflows while continuing to operate their legacy workflows, simultaneously broadcasting through traditional channels, Over-The-Top platforms, and Video-On-Demand as well as to tablets, PCs, and mobile devices.
We provide the innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve the efficiency of their operations while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers. With Grass Valley's integrated solutions that enable flexibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality and scalability, broadcasters and content creators have what they need to sustain their businesses. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for nearly 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc