Ross Video Introduces openGear 3 Gb/s Fiber Line at IBC 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 11, 2009 – Ross Video is introducing an openGear 3 Gb/s Fiber line solution at IBC 2009. The new Fiber line compliments Ross’ existing distribution and conversion line.

The Ross Fiber line offers a range of optical / electrical conversions with ultra high density offering up to 40 conversions in 2RU. The line is extremely flexible allowing customers to choose the number of conversions and the number of reclocked inputs/outputs to meet the needs of any application.

“The Fiber line is designed with all active components on the front removable module making the rear I/O passive,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, openGear. “This eliminates the need to ever access the back of the frame.”

Fiber output launch power is -7dBm, at 1310nm using a standard optical LC connection. Input sensitivity is -19dBm, with an optical range of 1270nm to 1610nm using an LC connection.

“As part of the Fiber launch we are also introducing a 3G capable HD/SD 16 channel audio MUX/DMX,” said Eric Goodmurphy. “The flexible audio proc allows for invert, sum, swap, shuffle, gain, and sample rate conversion. These solutions can be locked to house reference guaranteeing glitch free audio embedding even on the loss of input video.”

The Ross Fiber line, wtih data rates from 143Mb/s to 2.97Gb/s, passive backplanes, up to 40 conversion in 2RU, coupled with the flexibility in I/O capability – an ideal choice for customers with installed fiber or considering adopting fiber.

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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