Chile’s Santo Tomas Professional Institute Turns to Grass Valley to Outfit Two Advanced Campus TV Studios

Students learning or practicing broadcast technology at Santo Tomas Professional Institute in Santiago, Chile, will benefit from two modern, fully equipped studios on campus and will enter the field with experience using the latest solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The two studios feature a full range of state-of-the-art technology and enable the Santo Tomas Professional Institute to become an ASP—Grass Valley Authorized Service Provider—for its students.

The Professional Institute signed the partnership agreement during the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Equipment installed across the two studios includes six LDX Flex cameras, one Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher with two control panels, two Kaleido-X16 multiviewers and Densité modular interfaces. VGL in Chile performed the installation and will provide service.

“After looking at all the equipment in the market and evaluating our options, we chose Grass Valley for the outstanding quality and reputation they bring to the table,” explained Dario Cuesta, national director communications area, Santo Tomas Professional Institute. “Also, the opportunity to form a true partnership was a major factor. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

In addition to serving as an advanced training facility for the next generation of broadcast professionals in Chile, Santo Tomas Professional Institute will also host Grass Valley customers and prospects for equipment demonstrations on a regular basis.

“It’s important that the next generation of professionals learn on the newest, cutting-edge solutions,” said Cesar Carabajal, sales manager, Grass Valley. “Real-world experience during their time at the Professional Institute will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities they will face in the field. Santo Tomas is showing a real commitment to practical education with this investment.”

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