Happy Birthday, Indeed: Kalypso Shipments Hit Nearly 30 for Quarter, Almost 160 in First Year

Worldwide Demand Spurs Strong Activity for Quarter Ended March 30



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Grass Valley Group

    NEVADA CITY, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- It's only a year old, but it
 speaks English, Arabic, Turkish, Finnish, and Spanish.  It's as comfortable in
 a mid-town Manhattan control room as it is a mobile truck in the middle of
 Europe.  And it's got adults worldwide going ga-ga.
     Having turned a year old last month, the Grass Valley(TM) Kalypso(TM)
 Video Production Center family has already racked up almost 160 system
 shipments worldwide -- including nearly 30 in the quarter ending
 March 30.  Media leaders adopting the system include the BBC, CBS,
 Emirates Media, Helsinki Television Ltd., the Inspirational Network,
 MTV Europe, Sky Channel, and Univision TV Group; the mobile companies
 Game Creek Video and National Mobile Television; the broadcast stations
 KQED-TV in San Francisco Calif., and KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas; and system
 integrators stretching from Miami, Fla. to Ankara, Turkey.
     Today's announcement is part of the Grass Valley Group's Media Without
 Bounds(TM) initiative to enable broadcasters and video professionals to get
 any content, anywhere, any time.  On display at NAB 2001 (Booth L10409), this
 initiative features open, integrated solutions that drive workflow and capital
 efficiencies to help these digicasters build flexible, powerful, and
 future-proof digital infrastructures and production operations.
     As the hub of a teleproduction environment, the Kalypso Video Production
 Center family combines industry-leading switching and powerful mix/effects
 capabilities with an open, networked architecture that offers a
 precedent-setting degree of operational integration -- all from a familiar
 Grass Valley interface.  From the Olympic games to the U.S.  presidential
 elections, Kalypso systems are being deployed in settings ranging from network
 control rooms to mobile production units.
     "The Kalypso system came out of the blocks with a fast start and hasn't
 looked back since," said Tim Thorsteinson, president and CEO of the
 Grass Valley Group.  "It's just one example of why the Grass Valley Group is
 winning with a diverse base of customers worldwide -- because they understand
 that reliable, high-quality production systems win viewers."
 
     About The Grass Valley Group
     The Grass Valley Group knows more about high-quality video than anybody
 else-especially as video goes digital.  The Internet.  Digital cinema.
 Data-enhanced broadcasting.  Interactive television.  It's a world of
 Digicasting -- one that demands Media Without Bounds solutions.  Whether
 online or on the air, the Emmy(R) award-winning Grass Valley Group, a
 privately held digital media leader, has the hardware, software, and new media
 technologies to get content wherever it needs to go.
     For the latest Grass Valley Group product information visit
 www.grassvalleygroup.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Denise Williams of The Grass Valley Group, 503-526-8160, or
 denise.r.williams@grassvalleygroup.com.
 
 

SOURCE The Grass Valley Group
    NEVADA CITY, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- It's only a year old, but it
 speaks English, Arabic, Turkish, Finnish, and Spanish.  It's as comfortable in
 a mid-town Manhattan control room as it is a mobile truck in the middle of
 Europe.  And it's got adults worldwide going ga-ga.
     Having turned a year old last month, the Grass Valley(TM) Kalypso(TM)
 Video Production Center family has already racked up almost 160 system
 shipments worldwide -- including nearly 30 in the quarter ending
 March 30.  Media leaders adopting the system include the BBC, CBS,
 Emirates Media, Helsinki Television Ltd., the Inspirational Network,
 MTV Europe, Sky Channel, and Univision TV Group; the mobile companies
 Game Creek Video and National Mobile Television; the broadcast stations
 KQED-TV in San Francisco Calif., and KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas; and system
 integrators stretching from Miami, Fla. to Ankara, Turkey.
     Today's announcement is part of the Grass Valley Group's Media Without
 Bounds(TM) initiative to enable broadcasters and video professionals to get
 any content, anywhere, any time.  On display at NAB 2001 (Booth L10409), this
 initiative features open, integrated solutions that drive workflow and capital
 efficiencies to help these digicasters build flexible, powerful, and
 future-proof digital infrastructures and production operations.
     As the hub of a teleproduction environment, the Kalypso Video Production
 Center family combines industry-leading switching and powerful mix/effects
 capabilities with an open, networked architecture that offers a
 precedent-setting degree of operational integration -- all from a familiar
 Grass Valley interface.  From the Olympic games to the U.S.  presidential
 elections, Kalypso systems are being deployed in settings ranging from network
 control rooms to mobile production units.
     "The Kalypso system came out of the blocks with a fast start and hasn't
 looked back since," said Tim Thorsteinson, president and CEO of the
 Grass Valley Group.  "It's just one example of why the Grass Valley Group is
 winning with a diverse base of customers worldwide -- because they understand
 that reliable, high-quality production systems win viewers."
 
     About The Grass Valley Group
     The Grass Valley Group knows more about high-quality video than anybody
 else-especially as video goes digital.  The Internet.  Digital cinema.
 Data-enhanced broadcasting.  Interactive television.  It's a world of
 Digicasting -- one that demands Media Without Bounds solutions.  Whether
 online or on the air, the Emmy(R) award-winning Grass Valley Group, a
 privately held digital media leader, has the hardware, software, and new media
 technologies to get content wherever it needs to go.
     For the latest Grass Valley Group product information visit
 www.grassvalleygroup.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Denise Williams of The Grass Valley Group, 503-526-8160, or
 denise.r.williams@grassvalleygroup.com.
 
 SOURCE  The Grass Valley Group