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Grass Valley Introduces CommandCenter Software Application for Customizing Broadcast Infrastructure Workflows

• Offers a more efficient approach to facility control in one application
• Provides simple access, powerful control and comprehensive diagnostics
• Built-in flexibility for customized workflows and specific task management


Hillsboro Ore., September 12, 2013Grass Valley® introduces its new CommandCenter™ software application, designed with advanced functionality to configure, control, monitor, and diagnose a range of broadcast infrastructure devices on-site or remotely. This solution makes the implementation of multi-signal paths easier and more cost-effective within broadcast operations—helping to alleviate the complexity of today's broadcast infrastructure workflows.

With an intuitive user interface, CommandCenter gives broadcasters and media organizations a set of comprehensive tools to truly customize their workflows. This flexibility offers time-saving benefits by permitting operators to save commonly used configurations as template files, or save them to the clipboard for quick copying to other selected devices in the workflow. Remotely, users can configure and execute complex workflows with only short notice, with diagnosing and reporting of events using a hierarchical system status. Command Center also helps to maintain the integrity of workflows over time.

CommandCenter utilizes a variety of standard IT based technologies to enable managed use by groups, and tracks usage parameters over time. A standard database implementation can record, view, and archive historical workflow events along with storing the user-definable aspects of each device's configuration. This database can also be redefined to match user requirements. For system administration, up to 64 user-groups can be defined, and for each group the level of access can be limited. Users can be added and assigned to groups, each with their own password. This ensures that CommandCenter can be used in operations where security concerning conditional access is required.

"Grass Valley is continually looking for new ways to equip broadcasters with the most sophisticated and future-proofed solutions so they can stay ahead of the competitive curve. The introduction of our new CommandCenter software application builds upon our rich history with control solutions and ensures that broadcasters and media organizations can adapt a powerful feature set and extensive functionality to enable a customized and intuitive workflow operation," said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Grass Valley.

CommandCenter supports the control and monitoring of many Grass Valley products and extends Prelude™, Encore™, and Jupiter™ control solutions to a broadcast infrastructure facility control layer. It also supports a wide variety of devices found in broadcast facilities from various manufacturers using SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).

Grass Valley will be exhibiting at IBC in Amsterdam, Sept 13th — 17th, 2013 on stand #1.D11, Hall 1

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About Grass Valley

Grass Valley® is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley's product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, future-proofed solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley's next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in San Francisco, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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