Bexel makes substantial purchase of Grass Valley systems
Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has announced a significant equipment and technology purchase from Grass Valley.
Bexel heads into 2014 with major broadcast productions on the horizon and will utilise the camera and production centers at upcoming global sporting and entertainment events.
The company has purchased 28 LDX Premiere Cameras and two Kayenne Video Production Center switchers with 3G K-FRAMES. The LDX cameras combined with the flexible XCUs have the capability to run both fiber and triax, highly desirable in complex location production. The cameras are equipped with new Xensium FT imagers. Bexel also has taken delivery of two Kayenne switchers with 3G K-FRAMES for fly-pack deployment. Because of their flexibility, the units can be configured from 1 M/E to 5 M/E use with one or more control panels attached to each frame.
“As always, Bexel plans our equipment purchases with extreme care,” notes Tom Dickinson, CTO of Bexel. “We found the LDX camera an ideal choice with a great imager and flexibility for both triax and fiber configuration. The clever XCU cradle concept allows for quick and easy configuration of CCU’s in our fly-packs. The Kayenne production switcher will be invaluable to us in our upcoming live event projects and have already worked in China and will be in Russia and Brazil in the coming year. We’re proud to be working with Grass Valley, and to have these superb products on location with us.”