Shanghai Media Tech upgrades mobile production units with Grass Valley

Grass Valley outfits the company’s OB van and EFP systems with 4K and IP-capable cameras, switchers, routers and control systems

Shanghai Media Tech runs the full gamut of production activities: pre-production, broadcast, post-production, network operation and maintenance, application development of new media and more. To match its breadth and depth of services, the China-based media company chose Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide a fully comprehensive, total 4K/IP solution for its OB van and EFP systems.


“Transitioning our full system for the future of broadcast, 4K and IP, was a challenging task given the number of solutions we needed to upgrade in our OB vans,” said Yuanyue, team manager, Shanghai Media Tech. “Grass Valley’s total 4K/IP solution made the transition easy, as all of the solutions from camera to multiviewer were seamlessly integrated from the start. The entire system is designed to adapt to our changing needs and evolving industry trends, so we felt comfortable investing in this solution for years to come.”


Shanghai Media Tech purchased a total of 44 LDX 86N cameras

Each OB van and EFP system is outfitted with multiple LDX 86N High Frame Rate/HD/3G/4K Software Upgradable Camera Platforms, Kayenne Video Production Center, GV Korona K-Frame V-series, GV Node Real Time IP Processing and Routing Platform, IPG-3901 Densité IP Gateway and GV Convergent IP/SDI Router Control & Configuration System. Shanghai Media Tech purchased a total of 44 LDX 86N cameras.


Kayenne K-Frame and GV Korona K-Frame V-series are capable of handling varied content types. Both solutions offer multiformat support including 1080p and 4K UHD. The Kayenne K-Frame also multiple multiviewer capability and up to 9 M/Es, accessible across two suites.


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GV Korona K-Frame V-series


Rounding out the 4K/IP system are Grass Valley networking solutions—GV Node, GV Convergent and IPG-3901. GV Node includes integrated processing, routing, aggregation and multiviewing in an all-in-one platform. GV Convergent includes multilevel routing for the proposed SMPTE ST 2110 essence-based flows and in-depth visualization and control of the IP fabric. The complete control system is both infrastructure and signal format independent to adapt to facility needs and allow the Shanghai Media Tech team to make real-time modifications through an interface and custom system configurations.


“In providing services in so many fields themselves, Shanghai Media Tech knows the convenience and ease of one-stop shopping, getting everything you need all in one place,” said Somu Patil, vice president sales, APAC, Grass Valley. “Through unparalleled integration and innovation, Grass Valley’s full IP/4K solution will help Shanghai Media Tech efficiently provide its total range of services to its customers now and in the future.”


In Spring 2018, the vans will be ready to roll with the new system in place.

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