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GeckoFlex Control Solution

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.

  • Supports multiple configuration options:
    • Standard web browser
    • Newton control panel
    • Supports remote configuration and SNMP-based monitoring via NetConfig and CommandCenter software
November 25, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., November 25, 2013 — Brazil's Canção Nova, a non-profit Catholic Community located in Cachoeira Paulista in the state of São Paulo, is upgrading its broadcast infrastructure with a range of Grass Valley® solutions including five Maestro™ branding and master control systems, five Concerto™ 64x64 routing switchers, five GeckoFlex™ signal processing systems, and six K2 Summit® servers for optimized live event workflows. The system will be live in November and span five locations.
November 12, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., November 12, 2013 — Bank TV, a satellite broadcaster in the Ukraine, has launched a complete, end-to-end high definition (HD) news production solution from Grass Valley® to facilitate the smooth delivery of its 24/7programming. At the core of the broadcaster's new structure is GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools for enhanced production and a streamlined workflow. GV STRATUS is being used in tandem with EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software and GV Edge™ Integrated Playout System with K2 Edge™ playout nodes for 24/7 playout. This deal with Bank TV builds upon the recent momentum generated by Grass Valley in the Ukrainian broadcast market as well as traction gained by GV STRATUS in the EMEA region.
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