Grass Valley Receives the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Global Market Share Leadership of the Year Award

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Grass Valley the 2011 Global Market Share Leadership of the Year Award in the overall video switchers market. The award recognizes Grass Valley as a “best-in-class company” that has distinguished itself in the key technology areas of worldwide growth, innovation and leadership. According to Frost & Sullivan, Grass Valley recorded the maximum share of the total video switcher sales in 2010.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Global Market Share Leadership is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry. The award recognizes the company’s leadership position within the industry in terms of revenue or units sold.

Grass Valley successfully captured 20.1% of the total video switchers market for the year 2010, and accounted for 21.2% of the routing switcher space market. Since its formation in 1959, Grass Valley has acquired more than 3,000 customers in the broadcast space in addition to customers across other end-user segments. The company has a strong presence in North America, and continues to expand and grow in Europe, Asia and Latin America

Grass Valley’s switcher portfolio for production and routing includes the Kayenne Video Production Center, Kayenne XL panel, Kalypso HD production switcher, Kayak SD/HD production switcher, KayakDD Series production switchers, Trinix NXT digital routers, Concerto Series routers, Acappella routers, Indigo AV Mixer and others.

The company continues to add features to both its production and routing switcher product lines. The most recent additions to the production switcher product line are included with the new software releases for the Kayak production switcher (version 7.0.4 releasing soon) and the Kayenne Video Production Center (version 3.0). The routing switcher product line now includes 3 Gb/s for the Concerto routing switcher and new asymmetric frames, fiber optic I/O, and internal multiviewer additions to the Trinix routing switcher.