Ross Video to Introduce Vision Octane Production Switchers at IBC 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 4, 2009 – Ross Video will introduce Vision Octane, a new series of 1 - 8 MLE production switchers with a fully self-contained single 8RU processing chassis, at IBC 2009.

Vision Octane is designed to accommodate the advanced needs of many types of production such as: multi-screen, multi-destination, split feed, monitor wall intensive and 3D productions, allowing each feed to achieve full production value without stealing resources from the main production.

Vision Octane increases the production power within the same 8RU processing chassis as the current Vision QMD-X Series. Vision Octane offers 35 full screen HD Animation Stores, 24 channels of 3D DVE with warp, 96 inputs, 48 outputs – all assignable, 32 full keyers, 12 AuxKey Mixer / Keyers on the aux bus outputs, and 12 DVE key combiners, giving a total of 56 keyers in the system.

“We are excited to be expanding the Vision line of production switchers once again,“ said David Ross, CEO. “Vision Octane offers 8 MLE’s which is impressive in itself, but it doesn’t end there. The AuxKey Mixer / Keyers also act as ‘mini MLEs’ for applications such as multi-screen productions where individual screens require dedicated production power. Vision Octane operates as if it’s a 20 MLE switcher! There simply isn’t anything else like it on the market today. Best of all, existing Ross Vision QMD-X customers have an easy upgrade path to Vision Octane. This now answers the question of why those empty board slots in the chassis were there.”

More details on Vision Octane are available at

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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