Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities

Date: 14/04/2014

 

As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.

Founded in 1998, Marquis Broadcast develops software solutions for the seamless interaction between various workgroup technologies, working closely with large broadcast entities and major technology manufacturers across the globe. Demonstrations of this new solution will be provided at the upcoming NAB Show at Grass Valleys booth, SL206.

Partnering with Grass Valley will open new doors for the entire broadcast media chain. Our sophisticated MEWS API solution coupled with Grass Valleys technology lets customers transfer files back and forth between third-party solutions more quickly and simply, resulting in a huge time-savings for broadcasters and customers across the board, commented Peter Davies, Director, Marquis Broadcast.

GV STRATUS is a complete and versatile software-centric platform that lets users work in a truly nonlinear fashion. Its service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure just the functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.

A key benefit of GV STRATUS for the newsroom is its full compatibility with the MOS protocol, which allows it to interface with and take programming instructions from most newsroom computer systems. It also integrates with Grass Valley K2 media servers and storage to offer an expandable foundation for new applications and workflows.

 The open nature of GV STRATUS enables us to bridge media interoperability across a wide range of video server vendorsenhancing the customer experience. The combination of GV STRATUS and K2 Summit with Marquis technology is a pivotal next step in our commitment to provide tools that improve the usability of our products for a more streamlined workflow for our customers, said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Grass Valley.

Grass Valley is exhibiting at NAB in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014 in booth SL206.

 



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Puthiya Thalaimurai TV use Quicklink TX for bureaucrat, politician and journalist interviews Posted: 11/11/2019
Puthiya Thalaimurai TV use Quicklink TX for bureaucrat, politician and journalist interviews

Puthiya Thalaimurai TV, part of New Gen Media Corporation, are using the Quicklink TX on their 24x7 live news channel to interview important bureaucrats, politicians and independent journalists worldwide.

Launched in 2011, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV has become extremely popular in India and abroad due to its independent editorial stance. The channel looks at issues through the eyes of the regular person and serves as a platform that airs people’s views and opinions.

Using the Quicklink TX, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV can introduce guests into their discussions using any Skype enabled device. As the Quicklink TX can receive from and send to any Skype user it provides Puthiya Thalaimurai TV with unrivalled global access to millions of Skype users in order to broadcast the calls in HD quality.

“We are greatly enthusiastic having used the Quicklink TX. It has a big advantage to us, allowing our guests to see their own feedback video as well as the guest/anchor available in the studio. This facility is not available in DSNG broadcasting and cellular broadcasting technologies. It allows us to introduce a guest from anywhere in the world for a debate show or interview.” – Sundarapandian Rajakannu, Technical-Head at New Gen Media Corporation (Puthiya Thalaimurai TV)

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