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Predict. Preempt. Resolve

Loss of signal continuity can have a significant financial impact on your bottom line. Grass Valley® has you covered with the GV GUARDIAN™ Remote Monitoring Solution.

GV GUARDIAN alleviates the biggest risk factor facing broadcasters today—the possibility of on-air failure—while it tackles the challenges associated with staffing, system management, and problem mitigation.

GV GUARDIAN makes proactivity easy and problem resolution fast, precise, and complete. To minimize risk and maximize uptime, GV GUARDIAN can help with:

  • Increasing system reliability through predicting problems before they become failures
  • Lowering service costs by resolving issues before they become catastrophic
  • Speeding up problem resolution via easy consolidation of error logs and failure data
  • Increasing productivity through system monitoring with minimal human intervention
  • Increasing accuracy and decreasing errors with task automation
  • Automating tasks that would otherwise be subject to human error

Service and Support
Grass Valley is about satisfied customers. That's why we provide 24/7/365 support and service—protecting your investments and keeping you on air.

  • SNMP, RMON, WMI, and Syslog interfaces to a potentially unlimited number of devices
  • Automatic device discovery and configuration across multiple subnets and WANs
  • User-customizable dashboards
  • User-configurable actions definable by event and device type
  • Reports for resource usage statistics alarms based on values and thresholds
  • Generate alarms/status and automatically restart processes, daemons, and services
  • Report directory structure, file, and folder access (including config and .ini file) changes with alerts based on values and thresholds
  • Alarms based on repeated instance of an event, value, or threshold
  • Drill down to access event details
  • Import configuration from spreadsheets
  • Incorporate third-party MIBs with no engineering effort
  • Enabling of cloud-based storage for data and logs
Chassis: Standard EIA rack mount
  • Height (1 RU): 4.26 cm (1.68 in.)
  • Width: 48.24 cm (18.99 in.) (includes rack latches)
  • Depth: 77.2 cm (30.39 in.) (includes PSU handles and bezel)
  • Weight: 16.3 kg (36 lbs.)a
Power Requirements:
  • Power: 502 watts
  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Storage: 2x 146 GB SAS Drives
Operating System: Linux CentOS with VMware ESXI 5.1

User-provided Server
Requires a server class platform, able to host VMware ESXI 5.2, with at least the following dedicated resources:
  • High-performance processor with at least 4 available cores
  • 120 GB free usable HDD/SSD space
  • 8 GB of available RAM

Client Computers
Requires network connection and web browser:
  • Windows: Internet Explorer/Google Chrome/Firefox
  • Mac OS: Safari/Google Chrome
GV GUARDIAN software to monitor up to 100 devices with all available MIBs for Grass Valley products and a browser-based manager

GV GUARDIAN software to monitor unlimited devices with all available MIBs for Grass Valley products and a browser-based manager

GV GUARDIAN software and server hardware to monitor up to 100 devices with all available MIBs for Grass Valley products and a browser-based manager

GV GUARDIAN software and server hardware to monitor unlimited devices with all available MIBs for Grass Valley products and a browser-based manager

Upgrade from GV GUARDIAN Pro to Elite

90-day warranty uplift to ELITE service level

1-year BASIC Service Agreement

3-year ELITE Service Agreement

1-year ELITE Service Agreement

Remote Commissioning for one GV GUARDIAN system monitoring all Grass Valley products in a single facility
August 19, 2014
MONTREAL, August 19, 2014 — Visitors to Stand C07/D08 at SET Expo will see how the new Grass Valley, a Belden brand, delivers the right solutions, expertise, and service to meet the needs of broadcasters, content owners and service providers, today and in the future. Following the merger earlier this year of Grass Valley and Miranda, Grass Valley now offers the broadest portfolio of workflow technologies and solutions covering acquisition through delivery.
MONTREAL, April 3, 2014 — Today, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced GV GUARDIAN, its new remote monitoring software application that is designed to minimize downtime and prevent failures across broadcast and media infrastructure operations. GV GUARDIAN proactively alerts engineering and/or IT personnel to problems and potential complications, making resolution fast, accurate, and complete.

GV GUARDIAN: Remote Monitoring Application Datasheet

GV GUARDIAN addresses the biggest risk factor facing broadcasters today — the possibility of on-air failure — while it tackles the challenges associated with staffing, system management and problem mitigation.

The biggest risk in media facilities is the potential for an on-air failure. In the quest to stop problems before they happen, GV GUARDIAN provides a preventative monitoring solution with proactive detection and resolution.

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GV Guardian Solutions Brief

Grass Valley is well aware that media production and delivery is becoming increasingly complex. The associated hardware and software continues to become further distributed; and in fact, Grass Valley has been a pioneer in the technologies that have helped to enable this trend. The limited number of broadcast channels in the past has morphed into innumerable cable and satellite channels, Internet networks, and mobile media consumption.

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