GeckoFlex solutions support a number of IT-based control options when used in conjunction with an 8900NET Network Interface board.
Configuring GeckoFlex products and adjusting their parameters could not be easier, as it requires only a standard web browser; so there is no special software to download. However, to make the configuration of a system even easier, the Grass Valley NetConfig application is available to help structure your system view in the same browser.
The Newton Ethernet-based control solution can also be used to configure GeckoFlex products. This 1 RU hardware panel can provide an ideal real-time operating environment via control of parameters on a GeckoFlex board or combination of boards. A preferred set of parameters can be configured and mapped to Newton controls. Controls that are unnecessary, or dangerous, can be left out and controls can be combined from multiple boards. In this way the Newton system provides a "front panel" for complete systems—creating virtual products.
As an Ethernet-based product, the Newton system can be positioned wherever operators need it most. A soft-panel version is also available that will run on a Windows PC, saving space where a PC is already available or where PC operation is preferred.
For remote configuration and signal-health monitoring, all GeckoFlex solutions support Grass Valley NetConfig and CommandCenter software products.
Please note that some GeckoFlex boards support front-of-board controls and others are configurable only over a network connection. Please consult a board's particular specifications for complete details.