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    GV Fabric is a COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) IP switch enabling format agnostic signal routing for small to enterprise-wide installations. Operation has been rigorously tested with Grass Valley IP edge devices and in typical workflow scenarios, thus ensuring all the main equipment for an “end-to-end” IP solution can now be sourced from a single leading supplier. Its seamless integration with proven and established GV Convergent router control and Orbit configuration and monitoring systems dramatically reduces deployment timelines, system upgrading, fault finding and customizing workflows. GV Fabric's scalable technology means it's equally at home in spine-and-leaf or monolithic type structures both for single or redundant network schemes. It's non-blocking architecture exhibits zero packet loss at very low latency and is fully compliant with PTPv2 timing protocol for device and network timing offering alternative clock distribution schemes including transparent and boundary clock mechanisms.

    Two versions of GV Fabric are available: A 1 RU full rack width 32x QSFP28 port switch and a 1 RU half-rack width 16x QSFP28 port switch providing the equivalent of up to 2048x2048 HD (256x256 4K UHD-1) and 1024x1024 HD (128x128 4K 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.