LeSEA Powers New HD Production Truck with Grass Valley Live Production Solutions


Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has furnished LeSEA Broadcasting Network with a suite of advanced live production technology for its new HD production truck. LeSEA’s new HD truck will be utilizing Grass Valley’s Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center, LDX WorldCam cameras with XCU WorldCam base stations, NVISION 8500 hybrid routers and Kaleido multiviewers. The purchase builds upon the longstanding relationship between the two companies and the success LeSEA has had with Grass Valley equipment in their studios.

“We’ve been successfully using Grass Valley equipment for a number of years in our studios and production truck, so when it came time to outfit our new HD production truck, it was an easy decision to continue with Grass Valley technology,” said Wes Hylton, director of engineering, LeSEA Broadcasting. “Grass Valley is the standard in the industry, their products are dependable, and we want to maintain the same level of production value that our clients demand, whether we’re in the studio or live in the field.”

Grass Valley’s LDX WorldCam is the pinnacle of the broadcast chain and the ideal solution for any production, under any condition. LDX WorldCam enables 1080p productions that are normally impossible to cover without huge investments in additional lighting or without serious degradation of the image quality. The XCU base stations give LeSEA full 3G transmission connectivity for both triax and fiber. The unique XCU cradles are premounted and prewired in the rack, making a secure mechanical and electrical connection. The XCUs can easily slide in and out whenever needed and are transferable between the network’s mobile units and studios.


The Kayenne K-Frame delivers the highest level of performance available to live productions with the innovative features and upgradability only available from Grass Valley. Kayenne can be mounted flat or in a banked curve and configured with full multiformat support, including 1080p and 4K. And its familiar design makes it ideal for environments where freelancers are employed. When needed, Kayenne can adapt to offer up to 192 inputs, 96 outputs and up to 9 M/Es with six keyers in every full M/E.

NVISION 8500 hybrid routers combine exceptional resilience with cost, space and power efficiency to make them the ideal enterprise-class routing solution. Perfect for production and playout applications from trucks to the largest engine rooms, they offer the convenience of integrated audio processing and simplified cable management with no compromises on reliability.


Grass Valley’s Kaleido multiviewers are simply the best the industry has to offer. Whether you need a single-site or enterprise-wide monitoring solution, you’ll get the finest picture quality, the ultimate in layout flexibility and exceptional resilience. Every Kaleido multiviewer is designed to expand and interoperate seamlessly into any workflow, saving you space and lowering overall costs.

“We’re delighted to work with LeSEA in equipping their new HD production truck with live production solutions that are reliable and perform to an exceptional standard,” said Stephen Stubelt, vice president of sales, North America, Grass Valley. “In this ever-changing broadcast landscape, it’s important that our customers are on the leading edge with their solutions, and LeSEA is a perfect example of how we execute that plan.”

Come see LeSEA Broadcasting Network’s new HD production truck at the NABShow2015 in the Gerling Booth OE 601.


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.