Presteigne Charter Purchases Kayenne for Rental Market

The Kayenne Video Production Center is a range of powerful, highly modular production switchers

The Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center is now more accessible to broadcasters that require mixing power on a temporary basis for live events, thanks to a deal with Presteigne Charter.

As one of the world’s leading broadcast equipment and systems rental specialists, Presteigne Charter has bought a fully-equipped Kayenne to offer its clients starting in January 2012. The Kayenne has already been booked for exclusive use at the 2012 Games in London.

The Kayenne Video Production Center is a range of powerful, highly modular production switchers, available with 1.5 to 4.5 M/Es. It offers the highest levels of video processing power available with up to 30 keyers and 20 DPM effects channels in a 4.5 M/E system. Grass Valley’s DoubleTake™ split M/E technology effectively increases the available M/Es to 10. The modular control panel is designed for easy expansion and service. Each source select and aux bus module has two rows of OLED source name displays that provide ultra-clear text with extremely wide viewing angles.


“This is the beginning of our upgrading from five Kalypso™ switchers to the Kayenne,” says Mike Ransome, CEO of Presteigne Charter. “The Kayenne is a very powerful, large mixer with multiple inputs and it is just what our customers want, particularly those based in the US. Grass Valley has created an excellent product that is well designed, has an intuitive and easy to use layout combined with very advanced technology. We are really excited about being able to supply this product to our customers.”

“Grass Valley production switchers are the first choice for many broadcasters around the world, due to their massive creative power and their interface is familiar to many operators, staff, and freelancers,” said Alan Wright, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa for Grass Valley. “The Kayenne Video Production Center has been developed based on customers' need for more power and flexibility from their switchers.”