Faber/NEP Upgrades Fly-Away Kits With Integrated Solution From Grass Valley

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Deploys Grass Valley's new K-Frame V-series production switcher

MONTREAL, July 19, 2017 — Faber Audiovisuals, a prominent player in LED displays and audio-visual productions, required the latest equipment for their new fly away kits. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, worked with Faber to provide a fully integrated solution featuring the cutting-edge technology for which Grass Valley is known. The fly-away kits are now equipped with an LDX 86 WorldCam camera, GV Korona K-Frame V-series 2M/E production switcher and Densité 3+ FR4 Frame, along with all related software and hardware for complete integration.

"As our productions take place outside a studio to capture sports, music and corporate events where they are happening in real-time, the new K-Frame V-series platform, when paired with the GV Korona switcher panel, offers a great combination of power, flexibility and scalability, fitting well in locations where space is limited and providing the Grass Valley high-end performance at an affordable price," states Cees Jan Faber, CEO of Faber Audiovisuals.

The GV Korona K-Frame V-series system is ideal for smaller applications including fly away kits, sub-studios, mobile environments, corporate, sports venues, educational, government and houses of worship production facilities. With its modular design for simple scalability and serviceability, its handling of SD/HD and the ability to produce in 3G/1080p with no loss of functionality and 4K UHD with a simple license upgrade, it is ready for anything.

The V-series frame is an ideal complement to the GV Korona switcher panel. Paired together, the 36x18 matrix supports SD, HD and 4K UHD in quad split and 2SI modes and can handle up to three licensed M/Es and two additional video processing engines (VPEs) for added keying and mixing power. At only 3RU, V-series fits in locations with limited space but requires no compromises on enterprise features and can be used with any Grass Valley switcher panel.

The LDX 86 WorldCam Series camera brings Faber's fly-away kits to the next level with traditional HD/3G acquisition and the ability to upgrade directly to 4K UHD as well as 3X HD or 6X HD/3X 3G, and then to all LDX 86 Series formats, including 15 F-stops of high dynamic range (HDR) in single-speed operation—further enhancing the producer and director's ability to tell compelling and engaging stories. All format upgrades are available on a 1-day, 7-day or perpetual basis.

To meet Faber's requirements for more complex signal processing and distribution solutions, the Densité 3+ FR4 Frame offers the highest density processing power of any frame currently available, with the ability to process simultaneously SDI and IP 4K, 3G, HD, SD, and analog video, as well as AES and analog audio, while retaining backwards compatibility with all Densité modules.

Jan-Pieter van Welsem, vice president sales and marketing, EMEA, Grass Valley, revealed "When working with Faber it became clear that there were two integral parts which were pertinent for their new fly-away kits. First, is the upgradability of the LDX 86 Series camera along with the modular architecture of the new K-Frame V-series, which will enable Faber to grow and adapt with their business needs. The V-series modularity provides the ability to support IP in the future without upgrading the whole frame. Second, it became apparent that our new V-series outperformed the competition, enabling the next phase of evolution whilst maximizing operational cost savings."

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About Grass Valley

Grass Valley is a trusted partner completely focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. In this ever-changing media landscape, content remains the most important element. Many of our customers are faced with the need to create and support new workflows while continuing to operate their legacy workflows, simultaneously broadcasting through traditional channels, Over-The-Top platforms, and Video-On-Demand as well as to tablets, PCs, and mobile devices.

We provide the innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve the efficiency of their operations while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers. With Grass Valley's integrated solutions that enable flexibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality and scalability, broadcasters and content creators have what they need to sustain their businesses. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for nearly 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. For more information, visit www.belden.com.

Belden, Belden Sending All The Right Signals, and the Belden logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliated companies in the United States and other jurisdictions. Grass Valley, Densité, GV Korona, K-Frame, LDX 86 and V-series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Grass Valley Canada. Belden Inc., Grass Valley Canada, and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

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