06.03.2009 05:13 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Ross Video signs Blackmagic Design as openGear partner

Blackmagic Design has agreed to a partnership with Ross Video to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform.

Blackmagic Design manufactures video editing products, converters and routers for the post production and TV broadcast industries. Blackmagic introduced eight new converters that support the openGear platform at NAB2009 that will be shipping in July.

The openGear solution is an open-architecture, 2RU modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by more than 20 different terminal equipment manufacturers. OpenGear offers clients the freedom to choose the best technology from a wide range of manufacturers’ products to meet the needs of a broadcast, production or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible openGear frame infrastructure. The Ross DashBoard Remote Control and Monitoring System and companion SNMP plug-in enables unified control over all openGear cards in a system as well as for openGear to tie in with third-party SNMP-based systems. The openGear modules offered by Ross include a broad selection of audio and video products for distribution, analog conversion, up/down/crossconversion, fiber, switching, keying and synchronization, as well as backward compatibility with a suite of solutions from the RossGear 8000 series.

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