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Iroquois, ON, Canada - August 2, 2007 - Ross Video, IBC stand 9.430 and Sonifex, IBC stand 8.561, officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. Sonifex is a leader in audio equipment for radio, tv, security and telecommunications and will join other terminal equipment vendors in supporting the award winning platform.

The openGear terminal equipment platform is based on an open-architecture, 2RU modular frame, designed to accommodate up to 10 cards. A wide variety of cards are available from terminal equipment vendors supporting the openGear platform, allowing facilities the freedom and flexibility to choose the best technology for their particular applications. Customers are no longer locked into one manufacturer‘s frame standard and modules for their terminal equipment solutions. openGear also provides the platform with a control system that allows quick and easy monitoring and control of frames and modules on the network.

“The openGear platform will allow Sonifex the ability to continue to offer quality and reliable products expected by our customers,” says Paul Schofield, Director of New Products. “It makes sense to offer the already successful Sonifex portfolio to an even broader market. We are pleased to have this opportunity with Ross Video, and we look forward to giving customers the freedom to choose the best solution for their broadcast needs.”

“We welcome Sonifex into the openGear platform,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, RossGear. “Sonifex along with all openGear partners provides customers the best solution in one standard frame.”


About Sonifex - IBC Stand No. 8.561

Based in the United Kingdom, Sonifex has supplied professional audio equipment for broadcasting and security applications for over 38 years. The constant need to innovate is an integral part of the Sonifex culture combining healthy and outward looking ideas with sound and efficient design practices. Information is available at and

About Ross Video - IBC Stand No. 9.430

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in broadcast, distribution, live event, and production applications. Ross products are used to produce and distribute video and audio signals in over 100 countries daily. Ross‘ award winning product line includes the Vision, Synergy SD, and Synergy MD/X Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, and the OverDrive Production Control System. News and information are available at and

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