Ross Releases sideCar Control Panel

Iroquois, ON, Canada - March 17, 2008 - Ross Video continues to raise the bar with the release of sideCar, a compact control panel that connects directly to any OverDrive® remote client PC.

“The introduction of sideCar enables OverDrive operators one-touch control of rundowns, robotic cameras and audio flying faders,” said Brad Rochon, Marketing Product Manager, OverDrive Automated Production Control “ with sideCar, a single operator has the ability to quickly make changes to accommodate late-breaking and unscripted events, and for the facilities that leverage OverDrive‘s client/server architecture, multiple sideCar panels can reside on the network allowing different operators to manage different devices in the production.”

sideCar is designed using Ross technology and expertise to provide the broadcast industry with an ideal control interface for maximum production flexibility and device management on the OverDrive Automated Production Control Systems. It offers operators direct control of rundowns, OverDrive QuickRecalls and CustomControls, media playout, camera robotics and audio levels.

OverDrive is a highly flexible and scalable production control system with a real-time LiveLink™ MOS interface to the newsroom editorial system. The extensive device control capabilities of the Synergy Standard Definition and Multi-Definition production switchers combined with OverDrive provides users the ability to execute a more consistent, efficient, and sophisticated news production.

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 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


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