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GV Orbit

Dynamic System Orchestrator for SDI, Hybrid and IP Networks

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,...

FEATURES

Key Features
  • 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

 

Benefits
  • 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

 

Applications
  • Venues, studios and control rooms
  • Remote production
  • OB vehicles and flyaways
  • Multiple other media and broadcast facilities

SPECIFICATIONS

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

VGA* Connector (x1)

eSATA: Connection for external storage

USB 2.0 port

Enterprise port: iDRAC (Micro USB 2.0 port)

Information tag: Service Tag, NIC, MAC address

CAC: Common Access Card/Smart Card Reader

Chassis Rear:
COM: Serial port

Enterprise port: iDRAC (RJ45)

VGA Connector (x1)

USB 3.0 port (x2)

LAN: RJ45 1GBase-T port (x2)

PCIe 3.0 Slots:
NIC: Intel X710 Quad Port 10 GbE SFP+

 

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

Compliance

EMC – Emissions: FCC Part 15 (USA), EN55103-1 (EU)

EMC – Immunity:
EN55103-2 (EU)

Safety:
UL1419 (USA), EN60950 (EU)

Hazardous Material:
RoHS-6 (UK) – Complies EU Directive

ORDERING INFORMATION

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

GVO-CTL-PRO
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.

GVO-CTL-ENT
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.

GVO-MON-PRO
License for GV Orbit Monitoring Professional software. One license required per server. Includes one client seat (GVO-CLIENT).

Includes: MapView, HTML and logging support

GVO-CFG-PRO
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.

GVO-CTL-DEST
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).

GVO-CTL-NB
License for router control accomplished from a northbound control or automation system. One license required per GVO-CTL-xxx destination.

GVO-MON-SCR-IPD
License for preconfigured monitoring screens for IP deployments.

GVO-CLIENT
License for additional GV Orbit client seat.

GVO-CUSTOM*2
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.

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DATASHEETS

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

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