IBC 2019: Grass Valley GV Orbit delivers new levels of flexibility, power and control to IP operations

Grass Valley (stand 9.A01) is cementing its position in open IP with the launch of GV Orbit, a powerful new unified configuration, control, and monitoring system. The new solution will make its debut at IBC 2019 and complements Grass Valley’s IP infrastructure suite, delivering a consolidated software solution specifically structured for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether SDI, hybrid or pure IP.

Created to make IP easy, GV Orbit comprises one integrated package that delivers an extensive diagnostic toolset for handling everything from multiviewers to routing control and monitoring via a single interface. The system’s dynamic configuration capabilities enable users to add or remove devices, change control surfaces or just rename signals, panels and workflow indicators on the fly – requiring zero downtime. GV Orbit is architected to sit on Distributed Data Services (or DDS real-time middleware) and autonomously recognizes and displays any new device on a network, with all device parameters immediately accessible.

GV Orbit is the ideal control and configuration solution that powers an easy to deploy, comprehensive, broadcast-centric IP core. It includes all the mechanisms to embrace future open-standard functions, ensuring customers get a future-proof system. While Grass Valley has a complete and widely deployed range of NMOS compliant IP endpoints (IS-04, IS-05), GV Orbit delivers the flexibility to also add NMOS compliant third-party devices to the network.

David Lane, vice president of routing at Grass Valley, commented: “As open standards-based IP becomes the infrastructure of choice for broadcasters and production companies, we are leveraging the possibilities of IP to create end-to-end solutions that open up new opportunities for our customers. GVOrbit brings together a host of features into one transparent interface that can seamlessly adapt to accommodate new IP technology – whether in hybrid SDI/IP or pure IP environments – and deliver integration with third-party systems.”

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