Table of Contents

What came before webpage 

Preview:Chapter 1 - Crown Point

     If it weren't for the gold!

     Virtual business and company

     From hardware to software to anywhere

     Full Circle

Chapter 2 - It took a particular miner

     Creating the area's first industry

     The Big Two Mines

         Bourn and his mines

         MacBolye

             I made my money here, I’ll spend it here

             Transportation

             Hospital

         The End of an Era

Chapter 3 - Getting "high tech" to Grass Valley

     Charlie Litton

     Leaving the bay area

     Litton Engineering

         The Children

     Community involvement

         Aviation

         The building itself

             Condo

             Business Incubator

Chapter 4 - Doc Hare

     Fresno and Stanford

         Donald George Corkhill Hare

             Card Shark

             Graduate School

     Getting to DGCH Co

         The Thirties

         WWII

         Audio and data recording

     Hare and company

         Expanding – Cinerama

         First Sale

         Sangamo – Sale number two

     Litton and Hare

         Moving to Grass Valley

         A falling out

Chapter 5 - The Group

     Hand to mouth

         Forget about finding a market, need to find a business!

     Dr. Hare's Management Style

     GV discovers video

         ABC

         Now a Video Company

         Moving up the food chain – Video Production Switchers

     Financially On the map

Chapter 6 - Tektronix

     The Scope Guys - Displacing Dumont and RCA

     No Longer Independent

         The End of the Hare Era

Chapter 7 - Starting to lose their grip on the place

     Spanning the 3rd Revolution

     Vertical Integration

         Bitney Springs

         Beginning of the end

         Providence Site

Chapter 8 - Analog by Nature

     Early Engineering Prowess

         1600

         Emem

         300

             Hybrids

         More Switchers

     Modular

     Wavelink

     Routers

Chapter 9 - Creating a powerful competitor

     Giving Sony an Opening

         What to sell

         1st Consumer Products

         Transistors

         Additional Consumer Products

             Television

             Professional and Industrial

             VTRs

         Building the Brand

         Partners

Chapter 10 - Under new stewardship

     Early Tek line of succession

         Bob Johnson

         Jim Ward

         Tom Long

         Dave Friedley

             "Divisionalization"

Chapter 11 - Pulling the company down

     Late to the 3rd revolution

         Slow to Digital

             The first digital boxes

             DVE's

             3000/4000 GVG's First Digital Switchers

     NVISION Spinoff and Abandonment

         First Clientele

         HD - Failure to Launch

         No Tek Round Two

         The Book

         HD Finally Arrives

         Grass Valley Overtures

         Dot Com Bust

         Sale to ADC

     Completing the Digital Food Chain

         ACATS

             VSB verses COFDM

         Going HD

         DTV Matures

     Too late too to the Game

         Playing Catch up

         Spinning apart

Chapter 12 - Game of Thrones

     Dan Wright

     Dave Mayfield

         Wright Gone

         Friedley Out

         Larry Kaplan – Tek VP and GV GM

     Bob Wilson

         Jerry Meyer – Tek President and Long Out

         Kaplan Out Castles Tek VP

     Dan Castles

     Lucie Fjeldstad – Tek VP

         Castles leaves

     Larry Neitling

     Tim Thorsteinson – Tek VP

Chapter 13 - Chain of Succession

     The Gooding Interlude

     Thomson’s Turn

         Thomson's Ancestry

             Thomson

             Bosch

             Bell & Howell

             Philips

             BTS & Philips Broadcast

             Technicolor

         Bulking Up

         The implosion

     Next! – Francisco Partners

         Alain Andreoli

         Tim Thorsteinson

     Being Bigger - Belden

         John Stroup

         GV's Turn

         Buying up the U.K.

         Everywhere but here

             In Name Only

Chapter 14 - Not Even Belden Could Make it Work

     Didn’t know what they were getting into

     Becoming software centric

         New more software centric Product Lineup

         The stall

         Sale

     For the GVs of the world - Q to Q Does not Work

         Making your numbers 101

         Corporate Culture

         Black Dragon Capitol

         Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA)

Chapter 15 - The Fairchild Effect

     We started it all

     Silicon Valley

         Running a company – staying on top

     Video Valley

         Cyan Engineering/Atari

             Ampex Connection

             Arcade Games

             Video Console System

             Warner

                 An interesting aside during VCS development

             Bushnell’s exit

             Video Game Crash

             Fire Sale

             Ataritel

                 The End
                         Applied Design Labs

         Other Early players

             Graham-Patton

             The Isis Group Inc

             IMIX

             Sierra Video

             Continental

             DirecTV

             Ensemble Designs

         Others taking advantage of the food chain

             Cable Data

             Cineplex

             Hedco

             Lighthouse Digital

             Silicon Systems

                 Spice

             Black Magic

         NVISION 2.0

             NV 2.0

             Miranda Sale

     The big two

         Telestream

             Starting the company

             Early Products

                 Clip & Flip Mail
                 Flip Factory

             Technological Bridges

             20 years and handing over the reins

             Less in NC, but the industry influence increases

         AJA Video Systems

     Landscape today

     Branching Away from TV

Chapter 16 - Why Grass Valley is no longer in Grass Valley

     In name only

     The Pandemic

         The Industries Meeting Place

             The Vegas Strip

             Las Vegas Convention Center

             Farnsworth

             The Convention Itself

             The Unthinkable No More

         New Workflows

             Working Remotely

             Sports

             The new reality, at least for now

     SAAS

     A Central Client – The TD

Chapter 17 - The Future

     Television, Video, and the Valley

     Technically can the area stay relevant?

     The China Problem

         Ceronix

     Attracting Talent to the Area

         The Towns

     Infrastructure

         Fire

         Power and Other Infrastructure

     A Virtual Company