MONTREAL, July 14, 2014 — Wellen+Nöthen, the Germany-based rental specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, has purchased six LDX Flex cameras with accessories and six XCU eXchangeable Control Unit (XCU) base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley, and it marks the first time Grass Valley LDX cameras will be available in the rental market in Germany.
"Today we are one of the leading systems architects and service providers of broadcasting and media equipment for a wide range of international sporting events, including motorsports, the Winter/Summer Games, soccer tournaments, track and field as well as various leagues in European soccer and tennis," said Peter Nöthen, managing director of Wellen+Nöthen. "Wherever there is a demand for professional live production technologies, we support the producers and broadcasters with our know-how, services and technical equipment. Grass Valley has been a reliable partner for many years, and our investment in the latest generation of LDX and XCU systems for our rental pool further underscores the significance of this partnership."
Grass Valley's LDX Flex studio camera system is the entry-level offering in its high quality line of software upgradable LDX cameras that also includes the LDX Premiére, LDX Elite and LDX WorldCam. The LDX Flex camera system is software upgradable through Grass Valley's unique GV-eLicense program, which allows customers to flexibly tradeoff between CapEx and OpEx expenditures. By purchasing the GV-eLicense upgrade option, Wellen+Nöthen can easily elevate the camera's capabilities to the next level of functionality as its business needs require. The XCU base stations give Wellen+Nöthen full 3G transmission connectivity for both triax and fiber. The unique cradles of the XCU are pre-mounted and pre-wired in the rack, making a secure mechanical and electrical connection. They can easily slide in and out whenever needed and are transferrable between OB vans and studios.
"There are more and more customers in Germany appreciating the outstanding image quality and the unique flexibility of the LDX series of cameras, with their 3G transmission solutions and flexible XCU base stations," commented Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. "We're so pleased to build upon our strong relationship with Wellen+Nöthen and finally deliver the LDX Flex camera solution on a rental basis to the German market."
For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit new.grassvalley.com.
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.