MONTREAL, April 8, 2014 — As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis' MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis' technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
Founded in 1998, Marquis Broadcast develops software solutions for the seamless interaction between various workgroup technologies, working closely with large broadcast entities and major technology manufacturers across the globe. Demonstrations of this new solution will be provided at the upcoming NAB Show at Grass Valley's booth, SL206.
"Partnering with Grass Valley will open new doors for the entire broadcast media chain. Our sophisticated MEWS API solution coupled with Grass Valley's technology lets customers transfer files back and forth between third-party solutions more quickly and simply, resulting in a huge time-savings for broadcasters and customers across the board," commented Peter Davies, Director, Marquis Broadcast.
GV STRATUS is a complete and versatile software-centric platform that lets users work in a truly nonlinear fashion. Its service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure just the functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
A key benefit of GV STRATUS for the newsroom is its full compatibility with the MOS protocol, which allows it to interface with and take programming instructions from most newsroom computer systems. It also integrates with Grass Valley K2 media servers and storage to offer an expandable foundation for new applications and workflows.
"The open nature of GV STRATUS enables us to bridge media interoperability across a wide range of video server vendors—enhancing the customer experience. The combination of GV STRATUS and K2 Summit with Marquis' technology is a pivotal next step in our commitment to provide tools that improve the usability of our products for a more streamlined workflow for our customers," said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Grass Valley.
Grass Valley is exhibiting at NAB in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014 on booth SL206 and N2513.
For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit new.grassvalley.com.
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. For more information visit www.belden.com.
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