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Ross Video to Launch SoftMetal Video Server V4.0 Software at IBC 2008

Iroquois, ON, Canada – September 5, 2008 – Ross Video is launching SoftMetal Version 4.0 software during IBC 2008 at Stand 9.D30. Version 4.0 will begin shipping after IBC, and will be available at no charge to all current SoftMetal customers.

Summary of key new features in SoftMetal version 4.0 software:

• MXF Native Record and Playback Support for HD and SD Clips

• QuickTime Native SD Playout

• Close Captioning Support

• Embedded Audio Support, 16 Channels per video input and output

• Stereoscopic (3D) Record and Playback

• Numerous other Enhancements

“We are pleased to launch these significant advancements to the SoftMetal feature set,” said Jeff Moore, Ross Video Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “All of our customers will enjoy the benefits of version 4.0 with its free upgrade.”

SoftMetal is a line of multi-definition video servers designed for live production and master control applications. SoftMetal excels in its ability to support file based workflows for video clips and graphics.

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 the Vision, Synergy SD, and Synergy MD/X 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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