New Partnership Brings Grass Valley AMPP to ASG’s Virtual Production Control Room

EMERYVILLE, CALIF., SEPT. 9, 2021 – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners, today announced it has partnered with Grass Valley to integrate the Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) cloud-based software as a service into ASG’s new Virtual Production Control Room.

Powered by Google Cloud, the VPCR requires no on-prem services to deliver secure, broadcast-quality live event coverage. The cost-effective, real-time remote production service supports content contribution via major videoconferencing applications, SRT, LiveU, and NDI, offering dynamic video switching effects, multi-channel audio, graphics, captions, and more.

“Live cloud-based production is no longer in the proof-of-concept phase. It’s the future – and the future is happening now,” said Mike Cronk, vice president of advanced technology, Grass Valley. “We designed AMPP specifically to address the responsiveness and low-latency requirements of live production, and we’re excited to be included in ASG’s robust solution for real-time remote production.”

“AMPP was designed to mirror broadcast workflows in the cloud, which fits perfectly with our VPCR philosophy,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “Grass Valley is helping us create a familiar, reliable, and secure control room in the cloud that delivers production quality that’s comparable to traditional, hardware-based facilities.”

ASG’s VPCR was developed around a multi-vendor solution – instead of an all-in-one service with limited options – to deliver a powerful and versatile virtual control room. The VPCR ecosystem includes more than two dozen companies, with multiple vendor options in virtually every control room position.

VPCR is available in three different subscription models, with optional engineering services or fully managed production services.

About Grass Valley:

Grass Valley’s end-to-end ecosystem of reliable, open standards-based solutions helps content creators, broadcasters and media organizations to produce brilliant content and build successful media businesses.
We are the trusted partner to many of the biggest and most creative names in the media and entertainment business, enabling the production of rich, high quality content that brings the viewer closer to the action; engages them with the story and connects them with each other.
Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been engaged in the media technology business for 60 years and is owned by Black Dragon Capital.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group, LLC enables creativity through better technology for media creatives and content owners. From acquisition to post production to delivery, whether on premises or in cloud, ASG’s goal is to ensure customer success through tailored solutions that create optimal workflows. One of the largest Systems Integrators in North America, ASG provides engineering services, physical and cloud integration, training, and support. ASG’s Virtual Production Control Room allows clients to operate their live event control room in the cloud. ASG’s Managed Services delivers customized staffing solutions for all phases of media production, including creative and engineering. Based in Northern California since 1997, ASG also has teams in Los Angeles, the New York Tri-State Area, and the Rocky Mountain Region to provide nationwide services. Find your solution at www.asgllc.com.