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Product Enhancements Deliver More Than 150% Q3 Sales Growth for Grass Valley's sQ Server

Driven by strong development roadmap that promises further growth in 2019

MONTREAL, December 10, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that Q3 sales of its sQ 1000 Series Media Servers have seen a 155 percent year-on-year increase. This uptick is backed by a strong development roadmap, including integration of the sQ server with the GV STRATUS video production and management system in early 2019.

The sQ server lies at the heart of the company's LiveTouch solution, which is quickly becoming the replay and highlights system of choice for live sports production. It delivers unmatched total cost of ownership and extended coverage to UHD and HDR content.

"The sQ server is highly valued by customers for its unbeatable performance — particularly in mission critical news and sports production environments — so we are very proud to report such strong year-on-year sales growth," said Arlene Campbell, senior vice president, global sales at Grass Valley. "The servers are not only compact and cost effective, they are also robust, with customers enjoying ten to twelve years of service, twice their write-down cycle. These are key differentiators that position the sQ servers above and beyond the competition."

A compact 3 RU video storage server that has been engineered to support SDI, IT and hybrid environments, the sQ server contains all components required for media acquisition, storage and management in shared production workflows.

"The sQ server punches well above its weight," said Andrew Dix, product manager at Grass Valley. "It offers outstanding reliability and functionality, including UHD and HDR support. I am excited that our roadmap further broadens the application of this technology in fast turnaround news, and sports production environments. In addition, the newest version costs less to buy and support, offers huge storage capacities compared to earlier generations, takes up less space, consumes less power and generates less waste heat — all of which have a powerful impact on our customers' bottom line."


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About Grass Valley

Grass Valley is focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. In this ever-changing media landscape, content remains the most important element. Many of our customers are faced with the need to create and support new workflows while continuing to operate their legacy workflows, simultaneously broadcasting through traditional channels, Over-The-Top platforms, and Video-On-Demand as well as to tablets, PCs, and mobile devices.

We provide the innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve the efficiency of their operations while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers. With Grass Valley's integrated solutions that enable flexibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality and scalability, broadcasters and content creators have what they need to sustain their businesses. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for nearly 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. For more information, visit

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