My father just forwarded me a HISTORIC letter from the founder of Grass Valley to the eventual founder of Ross Video, about the switcher business! Take a look below!
I just found the attached financial statement from Grass Valley for the first 3 months of 1969.
It had been originally sent to me by Doctor Hare, the founder of GVG, with whom I had been on good terms for the previous 4 years, having met him at NAB 1965, held in the Conrad Hilton hotel basement garage in Chicago. He and his wife had a single table with white tablecloth and a few DA’s. You could see all of the exhibits at NAB in less than 1/2 hour!
It had been found in my old filing cabinet in the CDL building, long after I left and the building was occupied by the young Miranda, and they preserved it!
I found this today on the internet while looking for any reference to Central Dynamics. It was on a blog which referred to the amalgamation of GVG and Miranda 5 years ago, then showed this document. There was a comment on the irony of the new takeover, seeing that GVG had been a competitor of CDL and ex-CDL employees had formed Miranda.
The document has an initialled comment from my boss Arland Boland to whom I had sent a copy. It also refers to great success with their entry into the switcher business.
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