Ross Video Expands openGear Platform

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 13, 2009 – Ross Video is pleased to announce the addition of Developers to the openGear terminal equipment platform.

With the expansion of openGear in the marketplace, Ross has been approached by numerous 3rd party development organizations wanting to contribute to the openGear platform.

“openGear Developers will be certified to design products for existing openGear partners and customers,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, openGear. “They will not actively sell into the marketplace but develop the solutions not yet available within the platform. These partnerships solidify that the openGear platform has truly become the industry standard.”

openGear started with a genuine desire to offer the industry the most flexible and advanced terminal equipment solution possible, an open-architecture system, eliminating the need for end user to support multiple platforms and control systems. This desire is now being recognized with more than 20 openGear partners coupled with our new openGear developers, all committed to developing solutions and further promoting the openGear standard.

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


Ross Video Media Contact:

Sara Bell

Public Relations Coordinator

Tel: +1 613-652-3020

Fax: +1 613-652-4425