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Prelude Routing Switcher Control

Bringing big benefits to small and mid-size environments

Prelude™ embedded routing switcher control is a key part of Grass Valley's solutions strategy to support small and mid-market facilities.

Prelude is ideal for small studios, sports arenas, as well as corporate and university media centers. Thanks to its embedded architecture, it can comfortably hit the road even in a tight mobile production truck.

Plus, with no separate hardware controller required for operation, the Prelude routing switcher control solution is a smart investment focused on giving you a great return.

Audio and video output is the most important thing—with up to eight levels supported, a maximum of 256 sources and destinations, and eight-character alphanumeric name support, Prelude has you covered.

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.

  • Controls Concerto routing switchers ranging from 32x32 to 256x256, up to 8 levels and 32 panels
  • Assortment of 6 dedicated hardware- and 4 software-based control panels
  • Ethernet-based LAN/WAN support enables inter and intra facility control
  • Ethernet-based control of Acappella and Concerto routing switchers
  • Interfaces with external tally and automation system solutions
  • Interface with Maestro master control
  • Optional joystick override function
  • Limited external protocol support
Control Software
Prelude software single system license
Prelude visual status display software CD, single system license, PC‑based, standalone
Prelude GUI control panel soft panel license
Prelude universal X-Y control panel (2 RU) 1/2 rack width
Prelude 32 button per source control panel (1 RU) with local source configuration
Prelude universal XY control panel (1 RU)
48-button control panel (1 RU)
Paging multi-bus control panel (2 RU)
September 12, 2013
Hillsboro Ore., September 12, 2013 Grass Valley® introduces its new CommandCenter™ software application, designed with advanced functionality to configure, control, monitor, and diagnose a range of broadcast infrastructure devices on-site or remotely. This solution makes the implementation of multi-signal paths easier and more cost-effective within broadcast operations—helping to alleviate the complexity of today's broadcast infrastructure workflows.
June 12, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., June 12, 2013Grass Valley® today announced that Ethiopian government-owned Amhara TV has selected Grass Valley to provide several solutions to build Ethiopia's first HD terrestrial TV broadcast station. Grass Valley solutions will be used to outfit two HD studios and a master control room (MCR). Amhara TV is an important part of the developing media landscape in Ethiopia, and will be available both terrestrially and via the Nilesat free-to-air satellite service.
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