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Ross Video’s OverDrive® Releases New Features to Version 7 Software

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 25, 2008 – Ross Video’s industry leading OverDrive® Automated Live Production Control System introduces additional features to Version 7 software.

OverDrive’s Version 7 enhancements offer support for the new Vision QMD/X switcher family, including integration of internal MLE and Global Still Stores,

mis-matched panel and frame support, and several new enhancements and features for the RundownControl client application and NRCS ActiveX plug-in.

“Version 7 further extends the feature set of the market-leading production control system,” said Brad Rochon, OverDrive Marketing Product Manager.

“Our ability to offer a 1 MLE control surface with 4 MLE switcher electronics

Is an industry first for APC systems and will allow our News, Sports and Live production customers even more power and flexibility as they adopt new business models and further develop production revenue streams”

OverDrive® is the world leader in production control technology. Designed

by Ross using the latest Java technologies and an IT class client/server architecture, OverDrive extends the reach of the operator to include control of video servers, audio mixers, robotic cameras, multiple graphic channels and more. In newsroom applications, the unique LiveLinkTM MOS connection to the newsroom control system (NRCS) enables direct control of production rundowns and MOS enabled devices. With OverDrive, users create more sophisticated, cleaner and consistent productions while facilities improve their bottom line with an industry-leading return on investment.

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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Fax: +1 613-652-4425