Grass Valley and Cisco IP techology to be deployed in flyaway fleet

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Gearhouse Broadcast is upgrading its fleet of flyaways to be IP-ready.

Customers of the OB and hire firm will be able to use its portable production solutions with either an SDI, IP or hybrid backbone.

As part of this upgrade, Gearhouse has invested in IQUCP25 and IQUCP50 edge cards and MV-820-IP multiviewers from Grass Valley, as well as Cisco’s Nexus 9000 switch fabric. The Cisco investment was made through workflow specialists, Magenta Broadcast.

Pete Newton, technical director at Gravity Media said: “With UHD and HDR productions becoming increasingly common, those tasked with delivering these projects will benefit from the additional flexibility and scalability that IP brings.”

This investment in IP technology follows on from a series of 4K equipment purchases made by Gearhouse in 2018.