openGear Signs Sierra Video as Technology Partner

Iroquois, ON, Canada - March 4, 2008 - Ross Video and Sierra Video officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. Sierra Video is a leading provider of high-quality video and audio equipment throughout the world. They 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.

“We are very excited about what this partnership means for our customers,” said Hugh Wilcox, President of Sierra Video. “Ross‘ openGear terminal equipment platform has the reliability and flexibility that video professionals expect from Sierra Video. With openGear, our customers will be able to build the best solution for their facilities."

“We are pleased to welcome Sierra Video Systems into the openGear partnership,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, RossGear “openGear continues to expand with more manufacturers, which offers customers more flexibility as technology evolves.”

About Sierra Video

Sierra Video, a subsidiary of Kramer Electronics, is a leading provider of high quality video and audio equipment for the worldwide broadcast, post-production, presentation and professional video marketplaces. Sierra Video offers a broad range of switching systems and production products for both HD, digital and analog applications. Founded in 1984, the company is located in Grass Valley, California. For additional information on Sierra Video or their products, visit and or call (530)478-1000.

About Kramer Electronics

Kramer Electronics, Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater and Security markets. Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Israel, India, China, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Australia.

For more information about Kramer Electronics and Sierra Video products, please visit the websites at or contact your local Kramer Electronics sales company.

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 the Vision, Synergy MD/X, and Synergy SD Video Production Switchers, OverDrive Production Control System, SoftMetal Video Servers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment. News and information are available at and


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