Monthly Archives: February 2006

Grass Valley financial services program introduced

Written on February 28, 2006 at 11:28 am, by

Thomson today announced the Grass Valley Financial Services program, a new capital lending service launched in partnership with National City Commercial Capital Corp. (NC4). Bob Verzello, National City vice president, says more frequent investments in new technology will drive budgeting decisions, reshaping the operating vs. capital expense relationship. This will be an extension of Grass […]  More

Miami Dolphins go long with LED scoreboard

Written on February 28, 2006 at 10:57 am, by

Dolphins Stadium in Miami will incorporate what is believed will be the world’s longest continuous digital LED fascia display inside a sports venue, measuring approximately 2,105 feet in length. Daktronics is already designing and building two of the world’s largest high definition (HD) light emitting diode (LED) video displays for installation behind the end zones […]  More

Yanks expand staff with new pitching simulator

Written on February 28, 2006 at 10:41 am, by

The New York Yankees and a number of other big league ball clubs hope a new pitching simulator from ProBatter Sports will help its lineup find a more solid groove in the 2006 season. The simulator was delivered to the Yankee facility in Tampa for spring training and will be installed at Yankee Stadium for […]  More

Grass Valley addresses sportscasting needs

Written on February 27, 2006 at 8:28 pm, by

Grass Valley unveiled two new products designed to help sportscasters improve camera operations. First up is SuperXpander, which combines support for large lenses with a new 7-inch viewfinder, mounted closer to the optical axis of the camera. The camera can stay in the SuperXpander during transport, saving storage space and allowing the camera to be […]  More

Qualcomm gives sports a new mobile option

Written on February 27, 2006 at 7:34 pm, by

Qualcomm’s MediaFLO system, the next-generation mobile video service that will deliver live TV signals to cellphones via terrestrial transmission, will launch in the fourth quarter of 2006, providing sports networks a new way to reach viewers on the go. Omar Javid, Qualcomm senior director, laid out his company’s vision at the Grass Valley 2006 Media […]  More

Grass Valley Summit 2006 hits Palm Springs

Written on February 27, 2006 at 4:48 pm, by

Alongside presentations from Grass Valley executives and announcements of new products that will be showcased at NAB 2006 and recent major sales, the 2006 Grass Valley Media Summit in Palm Springs welcomed a number of industry leaders from the worlds of movies, broadcasting, post production and professional AV. These guests shared with the delegates their […]  More

BBC: Beware predictions of falling storage costs

Written on February 27, 2006 at 3:13 pm, by

Every year the storage industry is beset with predictions that storage costs have dropped by 40% from the previous year but Paul Cheesebrough, BBC technology controller, warns that networks and stations who make purchasing plans based on the 40% number could be in for a surprise when the storage is delivered and up and running. […]  More

Rosica: HD World Cup coverage a landmark

Written on February 27, 2006 at 12:40 pm, by

Jeff Rosica, Grass Valley VP, global marketing and strategic business development, predicts that the World Cup, to be held in Germany this June, will be a major driver of HD production and broadcasts throughout Europe. HD is rapidly becoming the standard for sports production and the World Cup will be a landmark event in that […]  More

Valentin: Sports driving HD, mobile apps

Written on February 27, 2006 at 12:08 pm, by

Helping sports content providers produce and distribute content to multiple distribution streams is front and center in Grass Valley’s 2006 plans. We had HD gear in more than 10 production units and more than 100 Grass Valley cameras at the Olympics, says Marc Valentin, president of Grass Valley. In addition, the local telephone operator used […]  More

Grass Valley system streamlines HD productions

Written on February 27, 2006 at 11:39 am, by

Grass Valley this morning unvelied a new HD system and camera control unit that, together, are designed to help ease studio HD and remote-control based HD productions. In the first of today s updates, Grass Valley unveiled Ignite HDC, the world s first all-in-one robotically controlled, HD broadcast camera system. Available in several different versions […]  More

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