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Ross Video Launches CrossOver Production Switchers at IBC 2008

IBC Stand 9.430 - Amsterdam - September 12, 2008 - Ross Video announced today the launch of the compact CrossOver series, at IBC2008. Four models of the new production switcher will be released. CrossOver targets mobile or space constrained professional production environments.

“We are overjoyed about the CrossOver switchers,“ said David Ross, CEO. “They benefit from budget friendly pricing and yet still deliver lot of high end features and sophistication in a tough and compact package. While they will be of high interest to small studios, edit suites and operators of OB vans, they are also suitable for use as backup systems for significantly larger vision mixers. The solid construction means that they offer great durability in the toughest environments.”

Other important applications for the CrossOver switchers include master control branding in television production and live mixing to on-set monitors and IMag screens such as those found in corporate, educational and worship settings. Its separate control panel and production chassis architecture is ideal for easy and rapid deployment into professional production facilities.

CrossOver comes in 4 configurations. The CrossOver 6 supports 6 Multi-Definition inputs, 2 keyers and has 6 source selection buttons. The CrossOver 12 supports 12 MD inputs, 3 keyers and has 10 source selection buttons as well as a rugged positioner. CrossOver 6 SD and CrossOver 12 SD offer similar connectivity to their respective peer devices, in cost reduced Standard Definition-only versions. Ross Video will also be offering an unprecedented MD upgrade migration program for the SD models.

All models feature intuitive, easy to use interfaces; the superb patented UltraChrome chroma keyer; dual animation stores; 2 2D DVEs; 4 up/down converters; a tiny 2 RU chassis and 3 SDI, one down-converted analog and 3 AUX outputs.

“Tough, professional grade quality and functionality. Budget sensitive. The CrossOver switchers fulfill a critical market need,” said David Ross. “The best part is that it is astounding that such a compact device can offer so much power for such a reasonable price.”

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 and Synergy Multi-Definition Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, and the OverDrive Production Control System. News and information are available at


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