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GV Orbit

Dynamic System Orchestrator for SDI, IP and Hybrid Networks

GV Orbit is a consolidated, complete configuration, control and monitoring solution for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether SDI, IP or hybrid. Its underlying architecture is based on open standards with many features and functions specifically crafted to make IP easy.

The strength and key differentiator for GV Orbit is the notion of Dynamic Orchestration. The ability to build, configure and change systems on-the-fly, whether by adding/removing devices or simply changing a name, is extremely powerful. In today’s cost-conscious world, fast and efficient deployment and re-purposing of systems for alternative scenarios or productions...

FEATURES

Key Features
  • Automatic device discovery and configuration
  • Easy device addressing, setup and system configuration
  • Intuitive graphical screens including device lists and topology views with “drill-down”
  • Live updating including signal renaming and device addition/removal
  • Comprehensive routing control for SDI, IP and hybrid environments
  • Seamless integration with GV Fabric and other COTS Ethernet switches
  • Clean switching with either “make-before-break” or “break-before-make” switching to balance bandwidth utilization versus accuracy
  • Supports integration of a s selection of Grass Valley control panels with live updating
  • SMPTE ST 2022-7 hitless failover for seamless switching between redundant IP flows
  • Pathfinding, including dynamic creation of shuffled audio flows
  • Grass Valley MV Series multiviewer configuration
  • Wide selection of optional predefined monitoring screen sets
  • Custom screen creation tools
  • Monitoring by exception for proactive, worry-free fault identification
  • Warning and/or alarm pop-ups
  • System-wide logging, backup and restore
  • Multiple system tools for system management and analysis
  • SMPTE ST 2059 compliant IP Precision Time Protocol

 

Benefits
  • Unified configuration, control and monitoring to speed up operations and reduce risk
  • Equally suitable for SDI, pure IP or hybrid, easing migration and maximizing flexibility
  • Verified and tested in many workflows with Grass Valley devices…the largest open standards-based IP portfolio on the market
  • Replicates traditional SDI operation in IP and hybrid systems to reduce training requirements and costs
  • “Live updating” minimizes downtime
  • Open IP standards including SMPTE ST 2022-6/-7, ST 2110, ST 2059 (PTPv.2) and AMWA NMOS (IS-04, IS-05, BCP-002-01) to ensure compatibility
  • Third-party device integration enables flexibility and choice
Applications
  • Venues, studios and control rooms
  • Remote production
  • OB vehicles and flyaways
  • Numerous other media and broadcast applications including live production switcher tally, monitoring by exception and more

 

SPECIFICATIONS

The GV Orbit Server (Product code GVO-HW) is supplied with both server and purchased GVO software options pre-installed.

The specifications below are for the server system delivered at the time of product launch. The dynamic nature of supply/availability for this type of COTS hardware means that the actual server device supplied may change with time. Nonetheless, in such circumstances a fully compatible equivalent (or higher) specification server will be supplied.

 

Input/Output Ports

Chassis Front (Behind Fascia):

  • Status LED indicators VGA* Connector (x1) eSATA: Connection for external storage USB 2.0 port
  • Enterprise port: iDRAC (Micro USB 2.0 port)
  • Information tag: Service Tag, NIC, MAC address CAC: Common Access Card/Smart Card Reader

Chassis Rear:

  • COM: Serial port
  • Enterprise port: iDRAC (RJ45)
  • VGA Connector (x1)
  • USB 2.0 port (1x)
  • USM 3.0 port (1x)
  • LAN: RJ45 1GBase-T port (x2)

PCIe 3.0 Slots:

NIC: Intel X710 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Adapter, PCIe gen4 Low Profile (x2)

(One additional PCIe gen4 slot available)

* The rear VGA port overrides the front VGA port when both the ports are connected.

 

Power

Power Supply (x2): 600W redundant

Connector (x2): IEC

Mains Voltage: 115-235 VAC, 50/60 Hz

System

CPU: Intel Xeon E-2334 3.4 GHz, 8M Cache, 4C/8T, Turbo (65W), 3200 MT/s

Memory: (4) 32 GB UDIMM, 3200 MT/s, ECC

Hard Drives (x2): 960 GB SATA SSD with RAID-1

Physical

Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.), 1 RU rackmount

Width:
434 mm (17.1 in.)

Depth (including bezel):
570 mm (22.44 in.) Bezel to rear wall

Weight: 11.74 kg (25.88 lbs.)

Environmental

Operating Temperature: +5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)

Non-operating Temperature: –40°C to 70°C (–40°F to 158°F)

Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 85% (non-condensing)

Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Ventilation: Front to rear

Compliance

EMC – Emissions: FCC Part 15 (USA), EN55103-1 (EU)

EMC – Immunity: EN55103-2 (EU)

Safety: UL1419 (USA), EN60950 (EU)

Hazardous Material: RoHS-6 (UK) – Complies EU Directive

 

ORDERING INFORMATION

GV Orbit Hardware and Operating Environment

GVO-HW

GV Orbit 1 RU server with dual Intel Xeon 12-core 2.6 GHz CPUs, dual power supplies, dual 960 GB SSD with RAID, 96 GB RAM, and Quad-port 10 GbE network adapter, including 4x 10G SR SFPs. Buy two GVO-HW for a redundant cluster.

GVO-BASE-V3

GV Orbit V3.x base operating system and application software. One required per hardware server or virtual machine.

 

GV Orbit Client Seats

GVO-CLIENT

License for additional GV Orbit full engineering client seat. The functionality included is based on server options licensed. Access to all configuration and design functions as well as run mode for custom edited screens.

GVO-CLIENT-OP

 

GV Orbit Core Functionality

GVO-CFG-PRO

License for GV Orbit Configuration Professional software. One license is required per server. Each license includes one full client seat (GVO-CLIENT) for the first server in a cluster, or one operator seat (GVO-CLIENT-OP) for additional servers in a redundant cluster.

GVO-MON-PRO

License for GV Orbit Monitoring Professional software. One license is required per server. Includes Mapview, logging, email alerts, SNMP southbound monitoring, etc. Each license includes one full client seat (GVO-CLIENT) for the first server in a cluster, or one operator seat (GVO-CLIENT-OP) for additional servers in a redundant cluster.

GVO-CTL-XPS

License for GV Orbit Control Express software. One license is required per server. Includes aliases, breakaway, lock and protect, GPIO logic, salvos, support for GV Hardware Panels, tie-lines, audio shuffle, path-finding, and logical devices. Baseband routing. Each license includes one full client seat (GVO-CLIENT) for the first server in a cluster, or one operator seat (GVO-CLIENT-OP) for additional servers in a redundant cluster.

GVO-CTL-PRO

License for GV Orbit Control Professional software. One license is required per server. Includes Control Express features plus support for GV IP devices and IP switch interface for network policy control.

GVO-CTL-ENT

License for GV Orbit Control Enterprise software. One license is required per server. Includes Control Professional features plus support for third-party IP devices.

GVO-TALLY

Option to provide a comprehensive solution to drive On-Air signs, UMD, camera tallies and a means to connect control rooms and studios within a facility and between facilities. Includes a GTP virtual processing node configured with the Tally Manager license and four (4) GVO-PROTOCOL licenses.

 

Per-Destination Control Licenses

GVO-CTL-BB

License for control of one baseband destination, including hybrid SDI, SDI, MADI, AES or ASI. Alternatively allows control of one virtual crosspoint destination. Requires GV Orbit Control Enterprise, Professional or Express (GVO-CTL-ENT or GVO-CTL-PRO or GVO-CTL-XPS).

GVO-CTL-BB-NB

License for router control accomplished from a northbound control or automation system. One license is required per GVO-CTL-BB destination and per logical baseband destination.

GVO-CTL-GV

License for control of one IP destination with GV control for Grass Valley equipment only. Includes SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy. Requires GV Orbit Control Enterprise or Professional (GVO-CTL-ENT or GVO-CTL-PRO). May also be used for GVO-CTL-BB destinations.

GVO-CTL-GV-NB

License for router control accomplished from a northbound control or automation system. One license is required per GVO-CTL-GV destination and per logical GV IP destination.

GVO-CTL-IP

License for control of one IP destination; including non-GV NMOS IS-05 or NAT control. Includes SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy. Requires GV Orbit Control Enterprise or Professional (GVO-CTL-ENT or GVO-CTL-PRO). May also be used for GVO-CTL-GV or GVO-CTL-BB destinations.

GVO-CTL-IP-NB

License for router control accomplished from a northbound control or automation system. One license is required per GVO-CTL-IP destination and per logical IP destination.

GVO-CTL-NB

License for router control accomplished from a northbound control or automation system. One license is required per GVO-CTL-xxx destination.

 

Third-Party Support Options

GVO-CTL-PROV

License for a third-party switch interface to manage network policy control.

GVO-MON-DEVICE

License for monitoring of supported devices. One license per device, per server cluster. Required for all supported third-party devices monitored via SNMP or other methods. Not required for Grass Valley devices. Requires GV Orbit Monitoring Professional (GVO-MON-PRO).

“Off-the-shelf” Monitoring Packages

GVO-MON-SCR-IPD

License for preconfigured monitoring screens for IP deployments.

Upgrade Packages

GVO-CTL-XPS2PRO

Trade-in and upgrade one server to GV Orbit Control Professional (GVO-CTL-PRO). Requires the forfeiture of the existing GV Orbit Express license (GVO-CTL-XPS).

GVO-CTL-PRO2ENT

Trade-in and upgrade one server to GV Orbit Control Enterprise (GVO-CTL-ENT). Requires the forfeiture of the existing GV Orbit Professional license (GVO-CTL-PRO) or existing GVO-CTL-XPS+GVO-CTL-XPS2PRO.

GVO-PROTOCOL

Adds the configuration and operation of one additional protocol to a GVO-TALLY option. License is not shared between GTP nodes; one license per node is required. Multiple GVO-PROTOCOL licenses may be required per GTP node depending on the application.

 

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DATASHEETS

GV Orbit: Dynamic System Orchestrator for SDI, Hybrid and IP Networks Datasheet

GV Orbit from Grass Valley is a single, consolidated, overarching configuration, control and monitoring package specifically designed for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether they be SDI, hybrid or pure IP

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