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VER selects Grass Valley switchers for live production
Stephen Stubelt, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Grass Valley
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To help with live production and 4K acquisition, global rental house VER added a number of new switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to its product portfolio. VER selected one Kayenne K-Frame and seven Karrera K-Frame S-series video production center switchers to expand its HD and 4K offerings.

VER has served the broadcast and A/V market for three decades with offices in the United States, Canada and Europe. It’s worked with Grass Valley for years and has a large selection of Grass Valley solutions in its rental portfolio already.

“Our customers come to us because they know we can offer them the very best in broadcast equipment, no matter what their need,” said Howie Rosenthal, executive director, broadcast, VER. “We chose to add Grass Valley switchers to our equipment portfolio based on their reputation for outstanding performance and reliability in the market. Our previous experience with the company gave us complete confidence that this was a smart investment to help drive additional growth in our business.”

Both the Karrera and Kayenne share the K-Frame platform, allowing VER to mix control panels with mainframes to best suit its clients’ production needs and different budget requirements. The modular design also helps accommodate clients’ power needs in space-constrained environments.

The Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher combines the ultimate mid-range switcher performance with proven workflows and simplified control of complex productions—offering multiformat support including 1080p and 4K. These unrivaled capabilities are offered as two system packages, with 3 M/Es or 2 M/Es, for exceptional affordability.

The Kayenne brings the highest level of performance available to live productions. Kayenne provides unprecedented I/O density, up to 9 M/Es; 18 using Double Take, 3G capability with full 1080P 50/60 support; and a suites mode that enables one frame to support multiple panels. Both switchers are now available with IP I/O for SMPTE ST 2022-6 connectivity.

“Performance and dependability are critical for companies in the broadcast equipment rental business,” said Stephen Stubelt, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Grass Valley. “VER chose our solutions because of their experience with our equipment in the past, and because they know they are making a wise investment that will give them the variety of robust solutions they need to meet the changing needs of their clients.”