Ross Launches Graphite PPC – Portable Production Center
As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross Video today introduced Graphite PPC, a new portable production center.
Graphite PPC offers customers up to two MEs (and four MiniMEs), four DVEs, six frame syncs, four media stores and two MultiViewers. Capable of handling up to 13 inputs and up to eight outputs, Graphite PPC also includes the same RAVE audio engine (with sample rate converters) that comes with the larger Graphite solution, as well as the same XPression graphics and clips package also found in its elder sibling.
Graphite PPC weighs only 42 pounds including its dedicated soft-shell carrying case equipped with a pull-out handle and wheels. It’s also extremely quiet – ultra-quiet fan cooling means the system can easily be used in the same space as the talent with microphones. Graphite PPC is simple to set-up and requires just a single operator, so you can now deliver a high impact, high efficiency production even more easily.
Nigel Spratling, VP of switchers and servers at Ross, said: “It’s always satisfying when we can take real world customer feedback and quickly translate that into a new solution. We had many customers praising the impressive features of Graphite but asking for something lighter and portable. Graphite PPC is the real ‘grab and go’ production solution the market has been looking for, and the starting price of $20,000 makes Ross performance, quality, and reliability even more accessible than ever before. I’m sure our customers are going to create incredible shows with this new member of the Graphite family; I can’t wait to see the results.”