04.12.2011 12:40 PM
Grass Valley Focuses On Its Future
Grass Valley, one of the iconic equipment
brands in the television industry, is off and
running under new ownership and management.
As of January 2011, it is owned by
Francisco Partners under the guidance of
president and CEO Alain Andreoli.
"Francisco Partners is here for the long
term," he said in a press event on Sunday.
"We want to make Grass Valley the innovator
again." Andreoli also debuted the company's
new logo, which adds a large "S" tilted
"The 'S' in the new logo is for 'solutions',"
Andreoli said. "It means we will be more and
more of a consultant for our customers."
Grass Valley launched Stratus, a media
workflow application suite that allows
content stored on Grass Valley K2 Summit
and K2 Solo servers to be viewed and
modified from anywhere in the world.
Also new are upgrades to the Trinix
router, which provide direct fiber optic
I/O and multiviewer output from the
In response to a question that's on a lot of
minds lately, Andreoli said that Grass Valley
does not expect any manufacturing delays
as a result of the earthquake and tsunami in
Japan, but some components have limited
—Bob Kovacs, TV Technology