GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled Playout and Regionalization
GV STRATUS Playout is the next generation of automation and playout combining the experience and evolution of automation workflow and playout from Grass Valley, with the flexibility of the latest technology and commercial advantages of the Cloud.
The vision and architecture of GV STRATUS Playout leverages the advanced features of true cloud computing to provide a highly resilient and scalable solution with a high reliability hardware device on-site.
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Cloud-based SaaS
  • True cloud-based computing service based on the Microsoft Azure platform, resulting in on-demand scalability of computing resources
  • GV STRATUS Playout applications are SaaS, resulting in lower up-front costs and greater flexibility
  • GV STRATUS Playout uses third-party identity providers to allow integration with any customer’s security policies
  • All interaction with GV STRATUS Playout is via a web-based client ensuring new users can connect to the system with ease
  • Locations of operational positions and controlled devices are completely flexible, resulting in lower operational costs and the possibility of new operational models
  • Additional channels can be added within minutes and the amount of computing resources allocated to existing channels is scaled automatically depending on load
  • All metadata used by GV STRATUS Playout is replicated within the local data center and automatically synchronized to a geo-redundant data center to ensure high availability
  • Customer retains control of broadcast media storage on-site or at a remotely-controlled location — media is not stored in the cloud
  • Integrates to traffic systems using BXF or iTXML interfaces
  • Supports hierarchical schedule management to allow multiple levels of regional schedule variations and master-slave configurations
  • Provides powerful schedule editing tools
  • Can be used to control channel playout, regional insertion operations or combinations of both
  • Works in conjunction with Grass Valley Densité SSP-3801 solid-state playout card to provide a complete playout solution with SD and HD clip playback, live event support, high quality graphics, subtitles, aspect ratio signalling and multiple audio languages
  • Provides media and device status monitoring together with live thumbnails for playout devices in any number of locations
  • Architecture is optimized to provide low latency operations over remote links
  • Works equally well with regionally deployed or network center-based devices and systems
Playout Card
  • Full integration with GV STRATUS Playout using secure, open-standard web services protocols to provide playlist input, status updates, thumbnails and alerts to the end user
  • Supports manual or playlist control of all display functions
  • SCTE104 splice trigger support to facilitate local channel variations
  • Solid-state disks provide high performance, high reliability storage of HD material and are available in 3 sizes: 375 GB, 775 GB and 1550 GB
  • Embedded Linux OS enables cold boot to playout in under 45 seconds
  • Pulls broadcast media from a number of configured locations for maximum resilience and flexibility
  • Will robustly continue to operate during temporary loss of connection to GV STRATUS Playout using previously downloaded playlists or “evergreen” material
  • Provides frame accurate playback of clip media including video, multichannel audio and ancillary data
  • Supports live events including transitions and pass-through of video, audio and ancillary data
  • Supports up to 4 OSD layers with configurable z-order including an external fill and key input
  • Display of still and animated logos with full key channel
  • Display of full-screen, pre-rendered graphics sequences with near-zero load time and unlimited file size
  • Built-in voice-over playback support
  • Controls Densité HCO change-over card for main and backup playout applications
  • Supports media in MXF AS03 wrapper with MPEG-2 video, PCM Audio and SMPTE 436M ancillary data (includes IMX and XDCAM profile support)
  • Full support for ancillary data with SMPTE-436M including subtitling, closed captioning and AFD
  • All inputs and outputs support HD and SD (625, 525, 1080i and 720p at 50 and 59.94 frame rates)
  • Dual video inputs and full resolution fill and key input for maximum flexibility
  • Dual GigE network connections (may be bonded for network redundancy)
  • Reference input with loop-through, LTC input, 4 GPIO ports, 2 serial ports
  • Fully configurable over a network interface and supports backup of configuration data to Densité controller for hot swap functionality
  • Occupies 4 Densité frame slots, can be combined with other Densité modules and consumes less than 50W
  • Includes router control support (NVISION 9000 and NVISION Compact CQX)
SPO-LICENSE SPO Services per card per month - includes 1 Playout Device License, SPO playlist management, monitoring and control facilities
SPO-LICENSE-BCKP SPO Services per card per month Backup use only - includes 1 Playout Device License, SPO playlist management, monitoring and control facilities
SPO-LICENSE-DR SPO Services per card per month DR use only - includes 1 Playout Device License, SPO playlist management, monitoring and control facilities
SPO-SCHED SPO Integration with traffic system using BXF or iTXML interfaces
   
Densité 3 card Description
STRATUS-PLAY-SSP3801-375GB GV STRATUS Playout SSP card, 375 GB
STRATUS-PLAY-SSP3801-775GB GV STRATUS Playout SSP card, 775 GB
STRATUS-PLAY-SSP3801-1550GB

GV STRATUS Playout SSP card, 1550 GB

Notes: Densité 3 SSP-3801 HD/SD solid state playout card (for use with GV STRATUS Playout).

GV STRATUS Playout: Cloud-enabled Playout and Regionalization

GV STRATUS Playout is the next generation of automation and playout from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, combining the experience and evolution of automation workflow and playout from Grass Valley, with the flexibility of the latest technology and commercial advantages of the Cloud.

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