Kompas TV Upgrades Newsroom Operations with Grass Valley's GV STRATUS

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Indonesian broadcaster leverages the powerful features of GV STRATUS for a reliable and faster news turnaround

Hillsboro, Ore., February 4, 2014 — Kompas TV, an Indonesian broadcaster, has selected GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools from Grass Valley® for its newsroom operation upgrade. Kompas TV selected to upgrade because the scale of their news and sports production has increased from three hours per day to more than eight hours per day. With this increased production scale, Kompas TV opted for GV STRATUS as it met the broadcaster's requirements for a more reliable system that provides a faster turnaround on news and includes shared storage and collaborative workflows. GV STRATUS will be used with K2 Summit® 3G production clients, K2 SAN production storage and EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software.

"GV STRATUS allows us to work in a truly nonlinear fashion," explained Harya S. Pratama, Vice President of Technology, Kompas TV. "We now have a new working area for ingest and archive purposes so that all users can have access at the same time soon after our ingest process begins. Plus, the open nature of GV STRATUS allows integration with our existing newsroom computer system, ENPS, which is a huge benefit to us."

GV STRATUS is a complete and versatile software-centric platform that provides Kompas TV staff with tools for ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer, and playout, and enables a 'create once, publish everywhere' workflow. Kompas TV will also use GV STRATUS in tandem with EDIUS to provide powerful editing functionality across its newsroom operations, with seamless integration K2 SAN production storage.

A key benefit of GV STRATUS is its full compatibility with the MOS protocol, which allows it to interface with and take programming instructions from most newsroom computer systems including ENPS, iNEWS, and Octopus. GV STRATUS also provides users a choice of mainstream craft editors: Grass Valley EDIUS, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere, and Avid Media Composer.

"The newsroom market in the Asia-Pacific region is very important to Grass Valley and we're pleased to supply Kompas TV with our GV STRATUS solution to help with their increased news production workload," commented Stephen Wong, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Grass Valley. "We're especially excited to show broadcasters in the region how GV STRATUS can meet the growing challenge of investing in technology for the future while maximizing efficiencies, especially when coupled with existing newsroom systems, to fully maximize the value of their technology investments."

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Grass Valley is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® Awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley's product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, forward thinking solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley's next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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