The GV Convergent IP/SDI router control and configuration system transparently manages facility routing as the industry migrates from SDI to IP infrastructures, maintaining familiar control interfaces as well as introducing intuitive new GUIs for configuration, management and control. GV Convergent is both infrastructure and signal format agnostic for easy system scalability for your system today and far into the future.
Transparent management of SDI and IP infrastructure
GV Convergent works with commercial off the shelf (COTS) switches
Uses industry Audio/Video over IP standards such as SMPTE ST 2022-6
Works transparently in an SDI/IP environment
Faster configuration and efficient operation
Incorporates intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), which is platform agnostic and can run on tablets and other devices, extending the capacity for configuration and troubleshooting the system from portable devices
The software optimizes the data entry and navigation using touchscreen and gesture features for enhanced user experience and greater usability
Glitch-free configuration updates are done in real time, with zero downtime
Provides multiple, simultaneous, administrator data entry points, which are very useful in dynamic environments such as trucks
Mission critical and scalable architecture
Completely integrated configuration and distributed control environment allows easy and dynamic sharing of configurations and data, enabling easy scalability from small to very large facilities handling thousands of I/Os
Distributed services provide robust and efficient redundancy, leading to zero down time and glitch free failover impact
Unified control system*
Advanced tally system
Tielines and bandwidth management
Direct control of IP endpoints
SDI router control system
Software Defined Networking*
Bandwidth link capacity management
Parallel support of SDN and IGMP
Redundant IP infrastructure management
Ease into IP
Hide network complexity from your operators
One intuitive common and familiar interface for your SDI and IP workflows
Add IP to your facility, maintaining familiar interfaces and workflows, eliminating re-training
GV Convergent is based on open protocols, standards and platforms, encouraging interoperability, and has been designed to be infrastructure agnostic, working with commercial off the shelf (COTS) IP switches as well as SDI routers from Grass Valley and other manufacturers. The system works with a wide variety of hardware and software panels, commonly used today, as well as platform agnostic GUI interfaces. Switching is controlled either by software defined networking (SDN) or via IP endpoint control.
Standalone GV Convergent enterprise controller with redundant power supplies and 6 Ethernet interfaces
Redundant GV Convergent enterprise controllers with redundant power supplies and 6 Ethernet interfaces
Annual Software License. (1 required per GVC controller). Allows for software updates for 1 year from date of purchase.
License for control of 1 baseband video router output (License included with new NVISION NV8500 or Sirius Router Sales)
License for control of 1 IP switch output video stream (2022-07 redundancy requires 2 licenses)
License for IP Clean Switch Control of 1 logical destination in GV-Convergent (Requires sufficient GVC-OUT-IP license to support join before leave workflow and is hardware dependent. Requires GV Node or XIP-3901)
License for 1 control client to GV Convergent. License is good for NVISION hardware or software control panels or Remote System control of GV Convergent. (License included with new NVISION Hardware Panel Sales)
Control interface license to SAM (SWP08 Ethernet Protocol)
Control interface license to Sony LSM (NS-Bus Ethernet Protocol)
Control interface license to enable IP endpoint control of K-FRAME
License for northbound NP0016 Ethernet control of GV Convergent from a third-party remote system
License for northbound NP0017 Ethernet control of GV Convergent from a third-party remote system
License for northbound SWP08 Ethernet control of GV Convergent from a remote system
License for northbound Native Protocol control of GV Convergent from a remote system
License to enable multi-hop control across more than one baseband or IP switching fabric under control of GV Convergent
License to enable automatic pathfinding for format and/or profile conversion between logical source and destination (Audio Live, IPG-4901)
License to enable logical destination Lock and Protect
License to enable Salvos
License for SNMP monitoring of GVC
License to enable Cisco DCNM interface for host and flow provisioning, and status
License to enable Cisco DCNM interface for Direct Flow Orchestration (Static Joins)
License to enable multilevel control with breakaway
License to enable multilevel control with shuffle
License to enable virtual crosspoints
License to enable IS-04 Discovery and Registration
License to enable IS-05 Connection Management
License to enable Logical Device Alias Mnemonics up to 24 characters
License to enable GPIO logic for the purposes of Joystick override, Camera Shading, and Tally
GV Convergent: IP/SDI Router Control & Configuration System Datasheet
The GV Convergent IP/SDI router control and configuration system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, transparently manages facility routing as the industry migrates from SDI to IP infrastructures, maintaining familiar control interfaces as well as introducing intuitive new GUIs for configuration, management and control. GV Convergent is both infrastructure and signal format agnostic for easy system scalability for your system today and far into the future.
Posted Mar 28 2019 (GVB-1-0491F-EN-DS) File Size: 1.5 MB
Grass Valley's Vision for the Broadcast Plant of the Future
Enabling graceful broadcast-centric IP network scaling with a non-proprietary solution that supports vertically accurate switching.
IP MEANS AGILITY. It's the number one reason broadcasters are even considering a migration from SDI to IP. With the agility of IP, broadcasters will be setup to handle the growing needs of their broadcast plant today and, perhaps even more importantly, their ability to continue expanding easily in the future is assured.
Posted Feb 27 2019 (GVB-1-0533C-EN-GV) File Size: 1.5 MB
The broadcast industry’s first Glass-to-Glass IP solution for production studios and broadcast operations centers has been introduced by Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Our solutions are “Glass-to-Glass” because they offer video-over-IP connectivity (SMPTE 2022-6) across all the key stages of production, from acquisition to control room monitoring. This spans cameras, routing, gateways plus control and monitoring, along with servers, production switching and multiviewers. TICO 4:1 visually lossless compression is also supported in our cameras and production switchers to enable 4K in both SDI and IP infrastructures.
Posted Feb 27 2019 (GVB-1-0124G-EN-DS) File Size: 9.7 MB
NVISION Panel Series: Wide Range of Highly Adapted Panels for Superior Control Datasheet
The NVISION panel series from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, includes a wide range of highly adapted panels for superior control. The panel range includes informative and easy to use LCD relegendable panels, multidestination panels, multimode button per source panels, destination/source (XY) panels and the powerful RCP-200 smart panel. The NVISION panel series is the most comprehensive line of panels, meticulously designed to optimize various workflows for the fastest, error-free operations as well as accommodating tight budgets and restricted space requirements. Panels can be used with both the NV9000 and GV Convergent control systems.
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