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California Media Engineering Inc. Joins openGear Platform

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 31, 2009 - Ross Video and California Media Engineering officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform.

California Media Engineering designs, manufactures, and supports professional audio, video, and imaging equipment and software. They’re developers of professional video products and software applications for the television and radio broadcast, video and feature film production, and digital photography industries.

“Our team at California Media Engineering is excited to be joining the openGear platform,” said Keith Schindler, Founder and President. “Our products will compliment the wide range of solutions offered by the existing partners of the openGear platform. We firmly believe in offering customers the choice to pick the best technology for their needs.”

“We are pleased to be expanding our openGear platform once again with the addition of California Media Engineering,” said Stephane Gauthier, Marketing Product Manager – openGear Platform. “Their experience in professional video products adds even more value to openGear and its escalating growth.”

openGear is an open-architecture, 2 RU modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by more than 20 different terminal equipment manufacturers. openGear offers clients the freedom to choose the best technology from a wide range of manufacturers’ 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 from 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 California Media Engineering Inc.

Incorporated in 2004, California Media Engineering provides design services and support for several highly innovative award-winning products utilized in high definition television, radio broadcast, and post production. Since 1997, the founders have manufactured equipment and provided excellent uninterrupted customer support to major studios and production companies involved in feature film and television production. California Media Engineering was formed to extend this level of expertise to the broadcast and related industries. All of California Media Engineering’s cards are proudly manufactured in the United States. News and information 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 and currently employs 300 incredibly talented people. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, CrossOver 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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