Ross Video Certifies Dextera Labs as openGear Developer

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 24, 2009 – Ross Video announces certification of Dextera Labs as developer for the openGear terminal equipment platform.

Dextera Labs, based in Quebec, Canada offers engineering design services for customized electronic circuits and embedded systems using leading-edge technologies. Dextera can provide simple prototyping or complete system solutions, from concept to production, integrating electronic, software and enclosure designs.

"Dextera Labs offers expert design services for customized electronic products using leading-edge technologies for the broadcast industry”, said Gilles Chouinard, CTO, President, Dextera Labs. “With 20 years of experience in the design of leading video and broadcast products, our multi-disciplinary engineers will turn your idea into best-in-class professional products. Dextera also brings a client base across America and Asia, and our extensive expertise will find a cost-effective solution for any challenging projects."

“We have reached an exciting new phase with the growth of the openGear platform,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, openGear. “We welcome Dextera Labs to the platform as an openGear developer. Dextera will develop product for the openGear partners, offering partners more solutions for their clients needs.This is a great accomplishment for the openGear platform.”

About openGear

openGear is an open-architecture, modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by a diverse range of terminal equipment manufacturers and developers. 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 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. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, CrossOver, Octane 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



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