Grass Valley Switcher Supports SDI, IP and 9 M/Es

The latest switcher from Grass Valley enables SDI, IP, or mixed SDI and IP.

The GV K-Frame X also comes with 9 M/Es, boasts both compressed via TICO and uncompressed 4K along with HDR support, and is said to continue Grass Valley’s ‘any frame, any panel’ tradition.

Customers can choose from any of the Kayenne, Karrera or GV Korona control surfaces, ensuring that any show created on any K-Frame or panel will work on the new GV K-Frame X. This backwards compatibility also applies to existing K-Frame Mix/Effect boards.

“GV K-Frame X allows broadcasters to move into the IP environment without totally disrupting their creative production processes or their teams, as it requires little to no additional equipment training,” said Greg Huttie, vp of switchers, Grass Valley. “Not only can the ‘X’ be used with any Grass Valley switcher panel, customers can also leverage our trademark platform-wide convenience—any shows created on any K-Frame switcher can be saved and shared among other switchers to maintain a broadcaster’s look and feel.”

Release is scheduled for February 2018.

“The GV K-Frame X maintains its industry leading I/O footprint with the largest I/O count (192x96), while the utilization of current K-Frame boards affords a smooth and simple integration into any system’s architecture,” added Huttie. “The full complement of I/O board options has been designed to support both IP and SDI (capable of 12 Gbps) connections in its powerful 15 RU. In addition, the new chassis delivers unique front-to-back plenum cooling, a first for high-end, IP performance switchers, to ensure the new boards easily handle the potential rigors should the user choose to deploy the “X” in an all-IP environment.”

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