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    Grass Valley Introduces GV STRATUS News Bundles

    MONTREAL, August 25, 2015 — News production professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver more content in less time, making that content available on-air, online or via other channels. GV STRATUS News bundles from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, are designed to meet the needs of news professionals with smaller budgets while delivering high functionality, including seamless integration of proxy editing and advanced workflow management.

    "There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to news production," noted Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. "Our scalable approach with GV STRATUS for news production mirrors our commitment to making all of our solutions 'Future Ready'—but at a reduced cost of entry."

    GV STRATUS is a modular video production and content management toolset, based on K2 media servers and storage, which embraces content ingest, editing, distribution, and archive and retrieval management, all tightly integrated via the MOS protocol with popular newsroom computer systems. Customers benefit from the efficiency of GV STRATUS through workflow automation, ease of use and scalability.

    GV STRATUS stands out from the competition by bringing the full resources of the newsroom to the field so producers can get stories to air faster. With an extremely efficient proxy workflow, users can mix and move low-resolution and high-resolution assets—including so-called "wild files" from citizen journalists—across multiple sites, and perform full editing in the field with EDIUS XS, which is included as standard in both news bundles.

    The two new GV STRATUS Newsroom bundles comprise:
    • Newsroom Express—2x bidirectional I/O, 600 GB storage
    • Newsroom Pro—4x bidirectional I/O, 7.2 TB storage
    Each package—which supports up to 20 users/editors—is suitable for small newsrooms or other shared editing environments with smaller budgets.

    "The public expects fast access to breaking news, whether on a TV, computer or mobile device, so newsroom managers need tools that make it easy to tell better stories and get them out for distribution quickly," concluded Cronk. "The two new GV STRATUS bundles directly address those needs."

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

    About Grass Valley
    Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers Future-Ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows, combined with expert consultation and insight that lead to sustainable success. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, is part of St. Louis–based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. For more information visit www.belden.com.

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