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Grass Valley Delivers Solutions for Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education's First OB Van

Hillsboro, Ore., October 1, 2013 Grass Valley® today announced the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in Saudi Arabia has selected an end-to-end workflow for its first, fully equipped outside broadcasting (OB) Van. Complete with cameras, servers, switchers, and broadcast infrastructure solutions, the new van will enable MOHE to deliver the highest quality coverage of live events from across the region. For equipment implementation, MOHE will be working with regional system integrator First Gulf Company (FGC).

"MOHE has absolute confidence in Grass Valley and its live production solutions," said Naim Saidi, FGC CEO. "Being MOHE's first OB van, it was vital that they got a complete and high quality live production facility, and Grass Valley and FGC provided them with just that. MOHE can rest assured that the OB van will deliver the quality content viewers demand."

The investment in an OB van provides MOHE with a wide range of production tools to cover all educational events and conferences in the Kingdom.

Grass Valley provided MOHE with a number of flexible solutions, including 6 LDK 8000 Elite™ cameras, a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher, a Concerto™ multiformat routing switcher, and two T2™ intelligent digital disk recorders (iDDRs).
  • The LDK 8000 Elite camera captures HD images natively, allowing the user to switch between multiple formats and frame rates
  • The upgradeable Karrera Video Production Center is a new modular approach to production switchers and caters to changing production needs of the future
  • Bridging analog and digital environments, the Concerto routing switcher enables easy configuration and expansion, for a fast and efficient performance
  • The T2 iDDR combines advanced nonlinear production features with easy and intuitive controls to offer a superior performance.
"We are excited to be working with MOHE in Saudi Arabia," said Said Bacho, Senior Vice President EMEA, Grass Valley. "There are tremendous opportunities for us in the region and we look forward to growing our business further."

MOHE is the authority for post-secondary education in Saudi Arabia, and it aims to help people in the region fulfill their potential through its study programs.


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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 Hillsboro, OR, 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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