5/14/2009 7:06 AM
Iroquois, ON, Canada – May 12, 2009 – The Atlanta Braves have invested in Ross Video’s XPression, a real-time 2D / 3D Character Generator for the control room of Gwinnett Stadium, home of the Gwinnett Braves (Triple A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves) in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
The Atlanta Braves chose XPression for the newly constructed Gwinnett Stadium based on its powerful 3D feature set and un-matched data integration. The Braves also plan to install XPression at Turner Field for a yet to be announced special application, with implementation planned for the summer of 2009.
“XPression offered us an advanced 3D graphics feature set that could be easily driven with real-time stats. Ross’ team was also able to meet our Data Integration needs,” said Chip Graham, Technical Operations Manager, BravesVision. “Another advantage is that we get a sense of a true partnership with Ross. This is something that is important in the graphics environment, as we want our vendor and product line to grow with our needs.”
“We are excited to be working closely with the Braves organization, who have already helped us optimize our XPression CG for game day workflows,” said Jeff Moore, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Ross Video. “This partnership will help us further develop XPression to mirror the success we’ve had with our other product offerings in sports production.”
XPression is a high end 3D Character Generator that can handle the most demanding applications. XPression offers real time layering and animation of 3D models, 2D and 3D text, rendered animations, live video and web content. Designed for the graphic designer, programmer, and on air operator, XPression advances the look of productions, making it easy to create, manage, and get to air. As a data-driven system, XPression is able to integrate real time data into 3D graphics and animations with live connections to spreadsheets, databases, RSS feeds, newsroom editorial systems and other live data sources.
About The Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves is Major League Baseball's winningest franchise since 1991. During that time, Braves teams have earned 14 division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FS South, SportSouth, and Peachtree TV with radio broadcasts heard in Atlanta on 640 WGST, Project 9-6-1 (96.1 FM) and VIVA 105.7 and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications in over 100 countries. Over the past 15 years Ross has grown an average of 20% year over year and currently employs 300 incredibly talented people. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, CrossOver and Synergy Multi-Definition Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, OverDrive Production Control System and XPression Character Generator. News and information are available at www.rossvideo.com.