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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — April 15, 2009 — ScheduALL today announced that it has partnered with Grass Valley™ to integrate the company's Aurora™ Ingest scheduling system with ScheduALL enterprise resource management (ERM) software. The partnership enables the consolidation of workflows across these systems, and in turn, provides increased efficiencies that allow media and broadcast companies to do more work, more profitably.

Aurora Ingest is a high-availability ingest management system that controls Grass Valley's industry-leading server and router series in order to fit the needs of the largest tapeless production environments. The integration of ScheduALL's leading ERM software and Aurora Ingest creates a valuable intersection of a facility's scheduling and ingest workflows, eliminating the need to reserve and allocate ingest resources from multiple user interfaces.

ScheduALL users can schedule, manage, and monitor Aurora Ingest from within the ERM software interface, and booking of events need only be performed once, in either ScheduALL or the Aurora Ingest scheduler. As users modify booked items, changing the duration, name, time, location, and other details, both systems reflect the updated information. Status colors for "ready," "recording," and "done" can be coordinated across the two systems.

In addition to eliminating redundant data entry, the integration of ScheduALL with Aurora Ingest improves resource utilization and allows facilities to maximize efficiencies in scheduling the movement of media. The integrated platform ensures that scheduling dependencies are identified and conflicts avoided, resulting in more streamlined operations and greater profitability.

"By partnering with ScheduALL, we can now give users the ability to manage all of their production resources from one interface, while still enjoying all the last minute flexibility of Aurora Ingest," said Ed Casaccia, director of product marketing for servers and digital production.

"Our customers expect ScheduALL solutions to streamline operations and enable improved efficiencies in resource utilization, and the integration of our scheduling software with Aurora Ingest offers yet another means of realizing these benefits," said Andrew Tate, director of product management at ScheduALL. "ScheduALL solutions promote collaboration, interoperability, and distributed workflows, and through this partnership we provide a unified solution that enables current and future Aurora Ingest users to save time and maximize resources in managing media delivery."

More information about ScheduALL and its robust solutions is available online at www.scheduall.com, or can been seen at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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About Grass Valley™: 50 Years of On-air Innovation

With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley™ name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. More information about Grass Valley products is available at www.grassvalley.com.

About ScheduALL

ScheduALL is the leading provider of enterprise resource management (ERM) software for the broadcast and media industry. With almost 20 years of experience and more than 1,200 worldwide clients within broadcast, satellite, and production facilities, ScheduALL is clearly recognized as the partner of choice for operational management software solutions.

ScheduALL's software offers comprehensive workflow and resource management capabilities that enable clients to optimize personnel, resources, and bandwidth utilization in a way that directly translates into increased productivity and ROI. ScheduALL's modular approach and scalable product-sets provide a collaborative platform for users in the broadcast, production, post-production, satellite/network transmission, and newsroom environments. ScheduALL clients include ABC Australia, BBC, CBC, FOX News Network, The Associated Press, IntelSat, Turner Studios, Mediaset, RTL, and SES New Skies. More information is available at www.scheduall.com.

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