Grass Valley has introduced a new family of production switchers that combine the best parts of its Kalypso and Kayak models and are described by the company as the 'most powerful and capable switchers on the market.”

Kayenne provides six keyers per M/E (mix/effects) and offers up to 96 inputs and 48 outputs in a single frame. The video production centre's frames options range from 1.5 to 4.5 M/E.

"Kayenne is the next phase of evolution in the Grass Valley switcher product line, representing a family of products for worldwide customer applications that will appeal to users familiar with Grass Valley switchers now in the field," said Jeff Rosica, senior vice president of Grass Valley.

"While the Kalypso and Kayak HD switchers will continue to be available for those that need them, the new Kayenne continues our legacy of innovation by being both best-in-breed and the most cost effective in its category."

Grass Valley celebrated its 50th anniversary at NAB. Other show highlights include a new version of the Edius nonlinear editor and a conform/render server called the Edius XRE.