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Link Electronics Expands the openGear Platform as Technology Partner

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 18, 2008 - Ross Video and Link Electronics officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. Link Electronics designs and manufactures more than 250 professional broadcast products for television stations, production facilities and close caption providers worldwide.They will join other terminal equipment vendors in supporting the award winning platform.

“Link Electronics is very excited to be contributing to the openGear platform,” said Bob Hensn, CEO. “We believe that our broadcast products will contribute to the wide range of solutions already offered by the rest of the openGear partners. We are looking forward to providing a wider range of technology to customers all over the world”

“We are pleased to welcome Link Electronics into the openGear partnership,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, RossGear “With openGear’s continued growth, we will continue expansion, offering customers the flexibility to pick the best module for their application.”

openGear is one terminal equipment platform with over 100 solutions available from different partners all within one common control and monitoring system. openGear, developed by Ross and offered to partner companies in the industry, allows partner companies to develop their own cards within openGear. The openGear rackframe is a 2RU modular frame designed to accommodate up to 20 cards. A wide variety of cards are available from openGear terminal equipment manufacturers. This allows facilities the freedom and flexibility to choose the best technology for their particular applications and not be locked into one manufacturer’s frame standard and module choices. Cards from all openGear manufacturers adhere to common control protocols and are controllable via the Ross DashBoard openGear control system which allows quick and easy IP based monitoring and control over all frames and modules on the network.

About Link Electronics

Link Electronics is going on 20 years in business. We manufacture a quality product for the professional user, more than 250 products. The product line consist of Closed Caption encoders and decoders, Frame Synchronizers, Video and audio routers, A to D and D to A conversion products, HD SD SDI Up/Down/Cross Conversion products, Analog-SDI-HD distribution, Video & audio switchers, and several other miscellaneous products.

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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