Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has announced that Q3 sales of its sQ 1000 Series Media Servers have seen a 155 percent year-on-year increase. This uptick, the release stated, is backed by a strong development roadmap, including integration of the sQ server with the GV STRATUS video production and management system in early 2019.
Commenting on the growth, Arlene Campbell, SVP, global sales at Grass Valley, said: “The sQ server is highly valued by customers for its unbeatable performance – particularly in mission critical news and sports production environments – so we are very proud to report such strong year-on-year sales growth. The servers are not only compact and cost effective, they are also robust, with customers enjoying ten to twelve years of service, twice their write-down cycle. These are key differentiators that position the sQ servers above and beyond the competition.”
A compact 3 RU video storage server that has been engineered to support SDI, IT and hybrid environments, the sQ server contains all components required for media acquisition, storage and management in shared production workflows, the release stated.
“The sQ server punches well above its weight,” said Andrew Dix, Product Manager at Grass Valley. “It offers outstanding reliability and functionality, including UHD and HDR support. I am excited that our roadmap further broadens the application of this technology in fast turnaround news, and sports production environments. In addition, the newest version costs less to buy and support, offers huge storage capacities compared to earlier generations, takes up less space, consumes less power and generates less waste heat – all of which have a powerful impact on our customers’ bottom line.”