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Grass Valley Delivers Flexible Storage For Remote and Smaller Production Applications with AMS Express

MONTREAL — February 3, 2021 — Grass Valley today announces the launch of AMS Express (Advanced Media Storage) a scalable, high-performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution that allows content producers to more easily expand storage capacity. Opening up feature-rich shared storage capability for small to medium-size media operations, AMS Express is ideal for remote production, corporate, education and outside broadcast (OB) deployments.

AMS Express works seamlessly with Grass Valley's existing editing and playout solutions, allowing customers to quickly and easily expand capacity without incurring system downtime. Combining compute, network and secure storage capability in a compact 2RU footprint, the system is cost-efficient, easy-to-use, fully redundant hardware and can be up and running in hours rather than days.

"Flexibility and future-readiness are very much front of mind for our customers, and the global pandemic has only served to highlight this need further," commented Marco Lopez, Grass Valley's general manager for live production. "In today's environment, broadcasters and content producers need solutions that help them to adapt quickly without interrupting the flow of content. AMS Express meets these needs, allowing customers to grow their storage capacity in step with their business and easily pivot to a remote set-up when needed."

AMS Express requires fewer boxes and cables than other products in its class, avoiding the need to manage storage with complex fiber channel or disk allocation. Offering up to 384 TB of raw capacity (256TB usable), it is built on top of the proven StorNext™ operating system and comes pre-installed with Grass Valley's market-leading software for tracking media assets.

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For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit grassvalley.com.

About Grass Valley

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.

We are the trusted partner to many of the biggest and most creative names in the media and entertainment business, enabling 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 engaged in the media technology business for 60 years and is owned by Black Dragon Capital.

Press Contacts

Elaine Tipping
+1 530 265 1183
elaine.tipping@grassvalley.com

Beth Clark
+44 (0)20 7486 4900
beth@platformcomms.com