GV Orbit is a single, consolidated, overarching configuration, control and monitoring package specifically designed for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether they be SDI, hybrid or pure IP. Its underlying architecture, however, is targeted at open standards-based IP systems with many features and functions specifically crafted to make IP easy.
Dynamic Orchestration is GV Orbit’s core strength that differentiates it from competitive systems. The ability to build, configure and change systems on-the-fly, whether it’s adding/removing devices or simply changing a name, is hugely powerful. In today’s cost-conscious world, fast and efficient deployment and re-purposing of systems for alternative scenarios or productions is a key requirement.
Device discovery and detection
Easy device addressing, setup and system configuration
Ergonomic graphical screens include device list and topology views with “drill-down”
Live updating including signal renaming and adding new devices
Fully featured routing control for SDI, hybrid or IP router/switch
Seamless integration with GV Fabric and other COTS Ethernet switches
Clean switching with “make-before-break” or “break-before-make” on IP devices
SMPTE ST 2022-7 hitless changeover on redundant IP flows
Full integration of Grass Valley control panels with live updating
Pathfinding, e.g., dynamic creation of shuffled audio flows
Comprehensive, configurable system alarms and warnings
Grass Valley MV Series multiviewer configuration
Wide bouquet of predefined monitoring screen sets
Custom screen creation
Monitoring by exception
Warning and/or alarm pop-ups
System-wide logging, backup and restore
Multiple system tools for system management and analysis
SMPTE ST 2059 compliant IP Precision Timing Protocol
Unified configuration, control and monitoring speeds up operations, reducing risk of errors
Equally suitable for SDI, hybrid or pure IP, easing the migration process
Verified and tested in typical workflow scenarios with Grass Valley devices…the largest open standards-based IP portfolio on the market
Mimics traditional SDI operational control for IP, reducing training requirements and costs
In-operation “live updating,” saving time and money
Designed for open standards-based IP, ensuring compatibility and future proofing SMPTE ST 2022-6/-7, SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE ST 2059 (PTPv.2), AMWA NMOS (IS-04, IS-05)
Third-party device integration, providing flexibility and choice
Venues, studios and control rooms
OB vehicles and flyaways
Multiple other media and broadcast facilities
The GV Orbit Server (Product code GVO-HW) is supplied with both server and purchased GVO software options pre-installed.
The specifications below are for the server system delivered at the time of product launch. The dynamic nature of supply/availability for this type of COTS hardware means that the actual server device supplied may change with time. Nonetheless, in such circumstances a fully compatible equivalent (or higher) specification server will be supplied.
Input/Output Ports Chassis Front (Behind Fascia):
Status LED indicators
Power Power Supply (x2): 550W redundant
Connector (x2): IEC
Mains Voltage: 115-235 VAC, 50/60 Hz
System CPU: Dual Xeon Gold, 24 cores combined
Memory: 96 GB RAM
Hard Drives (x2): 960 GB SATA SSD with RAID-0
Physical Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.), 1 RU rackmount
Width: 434 mm (17.1 in.)
Depth (including bezel): 610 mm (24 in.)
Weight: 13 kg (2 8 lbs.)
Environmental Operating Temperature: +5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)
Non-operating Temperature: –40°C to 70°C (–40°F to 158°F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Ventilation: Front to rear
Server and Software Options GVO-HW*1
GV Orbit 1 RU server with dual power supplies, dual 960 GB SSD with RAID, 96 GB RAM, and Quad port 10 GbE SFP+ network adapter
License for GV Orbit Control Professional software. One license required per server. Includes one client seat (GVO-CLIENT).
Includes: aliases, breakaway, lock and protect, GPIO logic, salvos, northbound control and support for Grass Valley hardware panels.
License for GV Orbit Control Enterprise software. One license required per server. Includes one client seat (GVO-CLIENT).
Includes Professional features plus: automatic pathfinding, multi-hop control and shuffle.
License for GV Orbit Monitoring Professional software. One license required per server. Includes one client seat (GVO-CLIENT).
Includes: MapView, HTML and logging support
License for GV Orbit Configuration Professional software. One license required per server. Includes one client seat (GVO-CLIENT).
Software Licenses GVO-CTL-PROV
License for switch interface for network policy control.
License for control of three standard (non-hybrid) SDI destinations or two hybrid SDI destinations or two IP destinations with GV Stack control, or two Virtual XPTs, or one NMOS IS-05 receiver, or one Direct Flow Orchestration receiver or one complex IP destination. SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy counts as two destinations. NMOS IS-05 receivers require GV Orbit Enterprise (GVO-CTL-ENT).
License for router control accomplished from a northbound control or automation system. One license required per GVO-CTL-xxx destination.
License for preconfigured monitoring screens for IP deployments.
License for additional GV Orbit client seat.
Custom configuration, control, and monitoring development and engineering services. *1 Two GVO-HW servers are required for fully redundant independently controlled networks. All software options purchased with the main GV Orbit server must be replicated in the redundant (second) server.
*2 Product code for daily rate.
GV Orbit: Dynamic System Orchestrator for SDI, Hybrid and IP Networks Datasheet
GV Orbit from Grass Valley is a single, consolidated, overarching configuration, control and monitoring package specifically designed for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether they be SDI, hybrid or pure IP. Its underlying architecture, however, is targeted at open standards-based IP systems with many features and functions specifically crafted to make IP easy.
Posted Nov 05 2019 (GVB-2-0860A-EN-DS) File Size: 1.7 MB
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