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Magenta Video Network Joins openGear Platform

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – December 8, 2009 – Ross Video officially announced Magenta Video Network’s partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform.

Magenta Video Network develops IP-centric digital video processing solutions for professional broadcast Contribution and Distribution, Studios and IPTV markets.

“Our team at Magenta Video is excited to be joining the openGear partner program”, said Allan Nicholson, founder and Vice President Marketing. “Our IP-centric video networking solutions will complement and enhance the wide range of solutions offered by existing openGear partners”.

“Magenta Video is a great addition to the openGear platform,” said Eric Goodmurphy, RossGear Marketing Product Manager. “With its continuous growth, openGear expands its product offerings with diversity and depth, giving customers a choice to pick the best solution for their particular application.”

About openGear

openGear™ is an open-architecture, modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by a diverse range of terminal equipment manufacturers. The platform offers clients the freedom to choose technology from a wide range of 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 3rd 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/X format conversion, fiber, switching, keying and synchronization, as well as backward compatibility with a suite of solutions from the RossGear 8000 series.

About Magenta Video Network

Magenta Video Networks develops cost effective, IP-centric digital video processing solutions for the professional broadcast Contribution and Distribution, Studio, and IPTV markets. Based on the openGear platform, Magenta’s products are built to address the high availability needs of today’s new media markets, Magenta’s Mediastorm processing technology enables video repurposing for delivering video over traditional DVB interfaces or IP networks. Magenta is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For further information, please see our website

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane and CrossOver Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems and XPression Character Generators. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies and houses of worship. News and information are available at


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