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Grass Valley Launches GV Fabric to Deliver End-to-End IP Solutions at NAB Show 2019

MONTREAL, April 7, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will launch GV Fabric, a high-speed commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IP switch tuned expressly for open architecture broadcast, media and entertainment environments at the NAB Show 2019 (booth #SL106). GV Fabric is a compact, scalable solution specifically designed to support all broadcast and media applications, including studios, master control rooms, outside broadcasting, venues and more.

Validated for use with Grass Valley IP-enabled solutions — from DirectIP enabled cameras to switchers, conversion and processing devices through to multiviewers — GV Fabric underpins the industry's most comprehensive suite of open IP applications. Grass Valley now provides customers with a turnkey IP core infrastructure as a single vendor solution that greatly reduces deployment time. The system includes IP switches as well as the required broadcast equipment; control, configuration and monitoring systems, with dedicated IP software tools..

"As customers look to build successful media businesses that can adapt and scale to meet any service model requirement, open-architecture IP is increasingly important. Grass Valley now provides a one-stop-shop for open standards-based IP solutions with assurances for equipment interoperability — whether for SDI to IP migration or a greenfield installation," said David Lane, vice president of routing at Grass Valley. "GV Fabric gives customers a simpler, faster and more cost-effective way to deploy a complete turnkey IP solution with the flexibility to add third-party systems, if required.

GV Fabric is delivered with all the necessary software pre-installed, including a docker container allowing deployment of future applications that can run independently on top of the operating system. The system provides up to 32x 40/100GbE ports with independent port configuration to support alternative device speeds and channel segmentation.

GV Fabric is available in two versions: a 1U full-rack width 32x QSFP28 port switch and a 1U half-rack width 16x QSFP28 port switch providing the equivalent of up to 2048x2048 HD (256x256 UHD-1) and 1024x1024 HD (128x128 UHD-1) signal switching capacities respectively. All ports are fully independent and auto-sensing supporting Ethernet speeds of 1/10/25/40/50 and 100 GbE. The half-rack version is perfect for fly packs with redundant 2022-7 networks in a single rack unit.


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Grass Valley's end-to-end ecosystem of reliable, open standards-based solutions helps content creators, broadcasters and media organizations to produce brilliant content and build successful media businesses. Our award-winning technology and trusted industry expertise empower our customers to create captivating experiences that connect people anywhere, on any device, through the magic of media.

As the industry's R&D powerhouse, with the most comprehensive suite of solutions for compelling live content, we are the trusted partner to many of the biggest and most creative names in the media and entertainment business. We help our customers transition to IP and cloud-based infrastructures to enable flexible, scalable and smart workflows. Our advanced solutions enable the production of rich, high quality content that brings the viewer closer to the action; engages them with the story and connects them with each other. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. For more information, visit

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Bénédicte Fauveau

Media Relations Specialist