Grass Valley at InterBEE 2011

Grass Valley Brings Latest Technology Advances and File-Based Support to 2011 InterBEE Conference

At the 2011 International BroadcastEquipment Exhibition (InterBEE), Grass Valley™will highlight its latest high-definition (HD) tools and technologies forstreamlining file-based workflows to save time and effort. This year’s InterBEEwill be held November 16–18, at the Makuhari MesseInternational Conference Complex inChiba City, near Tokyo, Japan.

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The Grass Valley exhibit stand (#7519) will include many new technologies, such as the new Karrera™ Video Production Centerswitcher and new K2 Edge™ automated, multichannel, integrated playout solution.Also on display will be the LDK 8300 HD Super SloMo camera system, the K2 Dyno™Replay System, the T2™intelligent digital disk recorder (iDDR), EDIUS® multiformat editing software,the ADVC®series of signal format video converters, and the Grass Valley MEDIAEDGE®LEB Pro real-time H.264 encoder.

“Broadcasters and video productionprofessionals need reliable and highly flexible technology that helps them dotheir job better and more efficiently and that’s what we are showing thisyear,” said Jeff Rosica, Executive Vice President of Grass Valley. “This willbe the first chance for our customers in this region to see the new Karreraswitcher and K2 Edge playout server, so we're excited to get their feedback. Wethink this year’s InterBEE show will be a very positive experience for everyonein attendance.”

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Introducedat the recent IBC Show in Amsterdam, the Karrera Video Production Centerswitcher incorporates the upscale features of its predecessors, the Kayenne™and Kayak™ switchers, while providing a cost-effective, entry-level path tothese highly acclaimed switchers that have become de facto standard among theworldwide live and studio production communities. The Karrera is available in1-2.5 M/E channels in a 4 RU frame and 2-4.5 M/Es in an 8 RU frame. The system isa fully digital 10-bit 4:2:2 video switcher with up to 96 inputs and 48outputs.

The new K2 Edge integrated playoutsolution is a robust and proven Linux-based system witha purpose-built, high-availability architecture for mission-critical 24/7playout applications. It is available in three levels of capability: K2 EdgeExpress, for entry level channels with minimal graphics needs; K2 Edge Pro, formain-line channels with more sophisticated graphics such as picture-in-picture;and K2 Edge Elite systems, which offer switching for up to four HD sources andmultichannel 2D and 3D graphics complete with DVE moves including creditsqueeze. Customers can easily migrate, via a software license, to any of thelevels of capability within the K2 Edge range.

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