IBC 2016

Ross Video Buy Abekas; Terms Undisclosed

With the deal, Ross Video adds core video server technology, replay and profanity delay systems to its product line.

IBC 2016 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Ross Video

Ross Video | Stand 11.C10 | Website: http://www.rossvideo.com/ Under the Smart Production banner, Ross Video will show how its technologies, services and expertise can help customers achieve their creative, business and technical goals at IBC 2016. Ross demonstrations at IBC will show complete systems and workflows for Virtual Sets, Galleries, Automated Production Control, Graphics Creation & Playout, […]

TVN TECH: NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

KING Hits A Grand Slam At Home Plate Center

While Tegna’s Seattle TV properties downsized with the move to a new operations center, they upsized in technology, collaboration and growth potential. The new digs turn out more than 18 hours of news a day with state-of-the-art equipment including Sony cameras, automation, production switchers and news automation that controls gear from Evertz, Logitek, Grass Valley, Abekas and Ross Video.

Ross Video, x.news Integrate Research, Intelligence

Ross Video has partnered with x.news to integrate their research and intelligence tools into Inception News, Ross’ browser-based newsroom content and editorial system that places social media integration right into the center of news production. Together Ross and x.news will provide what they call “a seamless solution for story research, as well as tracking from end-to-end.”   x.news has been developed as […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

TV Graphics Workflow Evolves, Expands

Visitors to this year’s NAB Show will see the results of an ongoing shift in broadcast graphics from the control room to the studio for greater control and flexibility over graphics presentation. Several other graphics themes will also be important at NAB, including Integrating social media into broadcast graphics, election graphics, augmented and virtual reality, and sports. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB HOT TOPICS

Broadcast Graphics Products Guide

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is broadcast graphics (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

Newsroom Systems Adapt To New Necessities

TV journalists can look forward to seeing the latest solutions to their newsgathering and distribution challenges at the NAB Show. Among the trends to be on display on the exhibit floor are story-centric workflow, greater collaboration and content sharing — both within the station and among stations — and extending the reach of the systems to reporters in the field. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

IBC 2015

Ross Video Launches Ultrix Connectivity Platform

Ross Video on Thursday introduced its latest entry in the compact routing switcher space with the launch of Ultrix, which Ross is calling the “Ultimate Connectivity Platform.” Ross says Ultrix offers “an unprecedented feature set into a compact package including formerly big router only technology like audio processing and multi-viewers while supporting the new SMTPE […]

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Costs, Rev Opportunities Factor Into Virtual Set Move

NAB 2015 Tech: Ross Video’s openGear

Ross Video | Booth N3906 | Website: www.rossvideo.com Ross Video and Embrionix jointly announced today that they will be showing openGear modules that provide SMPTE ST-2022-2/TR-01 compliant, JPEG 2000 (J2K) over IP transport using new Embrionix J2K decoder Small Form Factor Pluggable Transceiver (SFP) technology. Ross plans to offer a new line of openGear J2K products […]

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Ross Video, WSI Team On Augmented Reality Weather

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Industry Veteran Allard Joins Ross Video

Ross Video Announces Board Changes

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Three More SBG Stations Slated For OverDrive

TECH SPOTLIGHT

News Automation Gear Going Agnostic

Having to use a production switcher from the same manufacturer as that of your news automation system is becoming a thing of the past. New switcher-agnostic news automation systems give stations that bought a production switcher without a complementary automation system a few years ago a way to add it without having to replace the switcher. The latest software also makes possible better use of the Internet and social media as complements or alternatives to on-air news without adding additional people.

IBC 2014

Ross Video Integrates OverDrive With Carbonite

Ross Video unveiled the integration of its OverDrive automated production control system and Carbonite production switcher series at IBC 20014. The integration makes automated production available to price-sensitive customers given the lower cost of a Carbonite system versus larger production switchers, the company said. Recent developments in both products make the integration possible. Carbonite’s new, […]

ELECTION COVERAGE 2014, PART 3

Election Graphics: Less Costly, More Powerful

Lower prices for technologies once thought out of the reach of the average station are giving news departments more options for their graphics. Among the more affordable innovations are virtual sets and immersive graphics as well as the ability to integrate social media comments into on-air election coverage. This is the final installment of a three-part special report on 2014 election coverage. To read the other stories, click here.

NAB 2014

Ross Video Introduces Acuity Production Switcher

NAB 2014

Ross Video Introduces Acuity Production Switcher

NAB 2014

EZNews Buy Gives Ross NRCS Market Share

Ross Video will begin migrating users of the just-purchased Automated Data Systems’ EZNews to its own Inception News newsroom computer system (NRCS). The move will make Inception News “one of the top newsroom computer systems in the world,” company CEO David Ross said.

Ross Expands News Tech Lineup With ADS Purchase

NAB 2014

Ross To Debut Vision Tritium Production Switcher

Ross Video Updates Corporate Identity

Camera Robotics Pioneer Miles Spellman Retires

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Managing The Social Media Flood With Tech

Social media in the newsroom has boomed to the point where major breaking news stories come with a hashtag to keep people engaged with the story on their social accounts. Broadcasters who want to monitor and air those social updates have plenty of options, ranging from the $600 jury-rigged solution all the way to a $30,000 high-end system.

Ross Video Gets Into Mobile Sports Production

Ross Video Gets Into Mobile Sports Business

The Ontario-based company, best known for its production switchers, acquired Mobile Content Providers, a South Florida-based mobile sports production packager, with plans to transform MCP into a national mobile production company.

IBC 2013

Ross Video Inception News Supports Masstech CMS

Ross Video Acquires Montalto R&D Firm

Ross Video Buys R&D Firm To Bolster Routing Line

Ross Video Unveils Budget-Friendly Switcher

Ross Launches Carbonite 10 Production Switcher

John Ross Awarded The Order Of Canada

QUARTERLY REPORT

Ross Video Sales Grew 19% in Fiscal 2012

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Robotic Camera Market Solidly On Track

As designs and prices get smaller, robotic cameras are cropping up on more stations’ wish lists, especially for groups with centralcasting ambitions. The top three manufacturers, offering different features and designs, see their market expanding both in the U.S. and internationally.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

New Tech Speeds TV News To New Media

With growing needs to repurpose traditional news broadcasts for online and social media, TV stations are turning to tech companies like Grass Valley (left), Ross Video and Critical Media. They offer products to segment newscasts into clips, either as part of news production automation systems or as stand-alone products.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

David Ross Drives His Tech Firm Forward

No longer just a supplier of top-line production switchers, Canadian-based Ross Video offers a range of tools for TV production, particularly live news. At this year’s NAB Show, the company announced over a dozen new or substantially-redesigned products and unveiled its entry into camera robotics with the purchase of Cambotics. Among the CEO’s strategies is putting his customers’ needs first. “The first question we ask when designing a product is how are you going to use this? What do you need? This gives us an entrepreneurial outlook that tells us early on whether something will work or not.”

LIVE FROM NAB

Ross Buys Cambotics, Debuts New Products

The purchase of the studio camera robotics producer is just one of its Sunday announcements that include a number of product introductions and improvements. For all that’s going on at NAB 2012, click here.

BROADCAST VENDOR M&A

Ross Video Makes Mystery Buy

Ross Video Launches BlackStorm Video Servers

Ross Video today announced the launch of its new line of BlackStorm video servers. Ross describes BlackStorm as an “affordable production player with file-based workflow support.” The BlackStorm 102P Playout Server is a two-channel high-definition 1 RU video player. It natively supports the Quicktime (.mov) file format and a selection of codecs. It provides a […]