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Grass Valley expands Production Switcher lineup with new Kayenne panel

MONTREAL, CANADA – April 19, 2023 – Grass Valley, leading innovator of solutions for live production, is pleased to announce to announce new product innovation within its Production Switcher product lineup.  Grass Valley production switchers continue to lead in innovation and ease of operation with ongoing development in both panels and processing engines. The new Kayenne panel offers improved tactile response, more functionality and more operational flexibility.

“This year at NAB, everyone is talking about the Kayenne panel updates that we’ve made and connecting the control surface to our K-Frame XP processing engine,” says Greg Huttie, VP Production Switching Grass Valley.

Launching at NAB is an updated Kayenne switcher control panel that affords Technical Directors comfort in a recognized layout with the additional flexibility of a touchscreen incorporated within the transition module. Also new is a software update that allows custom assignment of M/E keyers for optimized usage of all available keyers.

The Kayenne panel, like all other Grass Valley switcher panels can connect to a hardware frame like the award-winning K-Frame XP with full raster 4K 2160 I/O and internal processing. Because every Grass Valley switcher control surface can connect to either a hardware or a software processing engine, the Kayenne can also control the K-Frame CS X configuration operating on the AMPP platform.

“At Grass Valley, we are pleased to announce major hardware upgrades and new product releases within our production switchers and cameras,’’ says Louis Hernandez Jr., CEO at Grass Valley. ‘’We are committed to maintaining our industry leading position in production switchers.”

Operators who are unfamiliar with the Kayenne panel may find it easier to mix audio and video through LiveProducer X, which reimagines the control surface as a series of templates that are accessed and triggered through a keyboard and mouse.

Says Huttie, “It is great to see the enthusiasm around these new developments – but we are not resting on our laurels. We continue to push hard on new innovation. Stay tuned for additional announcements regarding SMPTE ST 2110 IP, HDR SDR color mapping and more coming to our hardware-based switching.”

About Grass Valley

Grass Valley is the leading media technology provider for the media and entertainment industry. Trusted by the world’s top media brands, Grass Valley is empowering content producers to deliver great live experiences through best-in-class hardware and software solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Supporting customers across the globe, Grass Valley is at the forefront of groundbreaking live media innovation and continues to create the future of live media production.

Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been engaged in the media technology business for over 60 years. For information about Grass Valley, go to



Bénédicte Fauveau

Media Relations Specialist