Grass Valley Unveils New Karrera K-Frame S-series

K-Frame S-series Video Production Center Switcher for Enhanced Quality in Live Events

The all-new Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, features a new compact frame with internal power supply, new controller module with ImageStore and multiviewer capability, and the new triple mix/effects (M/E) module. The company will be highlighting the Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher at a number of global tradeshows in the next several weeks.

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This groundbreaking production switcher offers broadcasters a flexible, cost-effective solution with easy setup, streamlined workflows and high-quality content to support next-generation formats and technologies. Karrera K-Frame S-series is designed to address production needs in a full breadth of environments from mobile trucks to fixed facilities such as stadiums, broadcast facilities, product facilities, corporate environments, houses of worship and educational institutions.

Attendees at SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood on October 20-23, HD World in New York on November 12-13, and Inter BEE in Tokyo November 19-21, will see the solution in action and learn more about its advanced features.

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“We’re excited to introduce a new, mid-sized model that offers the same fast, efficient and creative capabilities that can be found in our traditional Kayenne and Karrera switchers,” said Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “As an integral component of creating live television coverage of sports, entertainment and news from studio and mobile facilities, the new Karrera K-Frame S-series includes familiar controls and intuitive interfaces.”

Together with the Kayenne family of solutions, the Karrera family comprises a series of 1080p-capable production switchers that provide outstanding operational efficiency and performance due to scalability, processing power, and flexibility. They feature a mix of more keyers, digital image processing, scalers, M/Es, and I/O than other systems on the market, giving users more processing capabilities to improve production values. In addition, all Grass Valley K-Frame systems can be configured for UHD/4K productions with no change in hardware or software.

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The new Karrera K-Frame S-series can easily be configured to match specific user requests. A single frame with its six M/E and 80x48 I/O maximum capabilities can be split to provide separate resources for multiple panels, and many advanced features, including DoubleTake and Source Rules, can be enabled by software licenses. “Upgrading is simple with most options being software- rather than hardware-based,” added Cronk. “And they are extensible by providing interfaces and controls to cameras, routing switchers, and servers.”

About Grass Valley
The new Grass Valley keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers future-ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows that enable the efficiency and flexibility broadcasters need to stay competitive today—while offering technological foresight they need to keep pace with consumers’ desires for more content on more devices. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, leverages the collective expertise and depth of the Grass Valley Group and Miranda Technologies, each having been acquired by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.

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