Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) has announced that it is now a member of the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA). The alliance was established to identify compatible technologies that ensure greater efficiency and optimal solutions for customers.

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G&D: CEO Rolland Ollek

G&D has been at the forefront of the KVM industry for over 35 years and its solutions are the backbone of many broadcast applications. Its systems enable computer technology to be outsourced from studios or the production area. The computers are also operated flexibly and remotely in real time. KVM helps broadcast professionals use their technical devices more flexibly and reliably by reducing overloaded workplaces, noise levels and heat emissions.

The GVTA is said to bring a number of advantages to users, as all the systems and services offered are bundled and co-ordinated with one another better. G&D’s CEO Rolland Ollek said: “We’re pleased about the positive feedback on how well our systems work with the Ignite Automation Production Control Software (APC).”

Grass Valley’s president and CEO Tim Shoulders is also convinced of the partnership: “As our customers strive to deliver the captivating content and high production values that consumers demand, the Grass Valley Technology Alliance gives them access to trusted solutions that are tested and configured to ensure interoperability with Grass Valley’s solutions – one of the major hurdles our customers face when deploying multi-vendor systems. “We are delighted to see G&D join the GVTA, bringing our valued ecosystem partners to a total of 21 diverse companies that support collaboration across the media production chain.”