A dedicated area of the stand will feature a live eSports demonstration, made possible through a collaboration with FACEIT, an eSports event production company
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase its enhanced product portfolio at IBC 2018. Visitors to the Grass Valley booth (# 9.A01) will be able to see how the acquisition of SAM earlier in the year provides additional value for Grass Valley customers, the release stated.
Grass Valley will demonstrate solutions in four key portfolio areas – live, news, playout and networking.
Grass Valley IP-enabled solutions are flexibly optioned to capture and replay the action, however complex the requirements, whether in HD, 4K UHD or HDR.
A dedicated area of the stand will feature a live eSports demonstration, made possible through a collaboration with FACEIT, an eSports event production company. Featuring professional gamers in a full-scale eSports competition environment, the demonstration will be integral to Grass Valleys live equipment workflow, using the same solutions currently in use by several eSports league broadcasts.
Tim Shoulders, President of Grass Valley, commented: With the SAM and Grass Valley products now fully integrated into a single portfolio, we are perfectly positioned to help our customers overcome the enormous challenges they face in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Empowering our customers to improve the agility and flexibility of their operations and enabling them to deliver strong storytelling with stunning images is our top priority. At IBC, well share how were taking our deep expertise in broadcasting to other sectors, such as eSports, to meet customers emerging production needs.
A range of products will also make their IBC debut including GV Stratus, a flexible production solution that can be accessed from anywhere on any device with simple editing on a web client,the release stated. The new GV Flex is a new approach to playout that provides customers the freedom to host services in the public cloud or on-premises. The flexibility in hosting, plus the ability to rapidly deploy channels, is enabled by GV Flexs cloud native, microservices-based architecture. The introduction of the LDX 86N RF head is the only wireless, shoulder-mounted 4K RF head in the industry, the company claims.
Grass Valley will also demonstrate live production switchers. From the GV K-Frame X to the Kahuna and compact Kula switcher, Grass Valley provides customers with an array of customisable formats and features to meet the requirements of a range of live production scenarios, the release stated.
Visitors to the Grass Valley booth will also have access to the all IP, 4K UHD Arena OBZ mobile production truck, which will also be on display in Hall 9 and features a range of Grass Valley solutions.