4/8/2009 11:06 AM
For Immediate Release
RTÉ Upgrades Studios with Ross Technology in Dublin and Galway
Iroquois, ON Canada – April 8, 2009 – RTÉ, Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster invested in Ross technology with Vision QMD/X Multi-Definition Production Switchers and OverDrive Automated Production Control Systems for recent studio upgrades.
RTÉ issued an EU tender for news automation production control systems for their two broadcast facilities in Dublin and Galway. Eurotek, a leading Irish broadcast dealer and SI proposed the Ross Vision and OverDrive system as an ideal solution for their requirements. The technology will provide more sophisticated productions with tight integration into their Avid i-News newsroom editorial system, offering reduced operator error and increased news coverage.
“Eurotek has a strong reputation for excellent delivery of innovative and cost effective solutions,” said Ray Purser, Manager, RTÉ. “When they recommended Ross we knew we would be provided with first-class technology for both studios. We’ll be able to increase our coverage with the current staff numbers in place without compromising on our production values or on-air look.”
RTÉ Nuacht, located at TG4 in Galway, houses a Vision 4 and OverDrive for their Gaelic language news service, and went live on-air March 23, 2009. RTÉ SOCR in Dublin has installed a Vision 1 and OverDrive for producing short news bulletins and off-peak news programs. SOCR is expected to go live on-air May 1, 2009.
“We have developed a great relationship working with RTÉ and Eurotek,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “RTE will soon benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Eurtotek, and join the growing number of successful broadcasters around the world employing the market-leading Ross OverDrive automated production solution.”
RTÉ is a Public Service Broadcaster, a non-profit making organization owned by the Irish people. RTÉ is Ireland’s cross-media leader, providing comprehensive and cost-effective free-to-air television, radio and online services, which are of the highest quality and are impartial in accordance with RTÉ’s statutory
OverDrive® is the world leader in production control technology. Designed by Ross using the latest Java technologies and an IT class client/server architecture, OverDrive extends the reach of the operator to include control of video servers, audio mixers, robotic cameras, multiple graphic channels and more. In newsroom applications, the unique LiveLinkTM MOS connection to the newsroom control system (NRCS) enables direct control of production rundowns and MOS enabled devices. With OverDrive, users create more sophisticated, cleaner and consistent productions while facilities improve their bottom line with an industry-leading return on investment.
Eurotek Ireland Ltd is one of Europe’s longest established video systems integrators and equipment distributors, having been established in 1967. A privately held company, Eurotek has a very close working relationship with its vendors and customers, and prides itself on offering innovative solutions for customer applications. Eurotek’s web site is www.eurotek.ie .
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.