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Ross Video Delivers 20 Slot Frame Series to IBC 2008

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 21, 2008 – Ross Video will be showcasing the DFR-8320 series at this year’s IBC. Introduced during NAB 2008, the 2RU, 20 slot modular frame offers processing for high density applications in distribution and conversion for up to 20 openGear cards.

“We are pleased to launch the DFR-8320, Ross’ 2RU high density 20 slot frame series, at IBC 2008,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, RossGear. “The modular backplane allows the DFR-8320 to offer both a 10 BNC per module rear as well as a split 5 BNC per module rear for applications requiring high density 1 in by 4 out solutions. The DFR-8320 supports any mix of analog, digital, video and audio modules in the same frame making it a great addition to the award winning openGear family.”

openGear is an open-architecture, 2RU modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by more than 17 different terminal equipment manufacturers. openGear offers clients the freedom to choose the best technology from a wide range of manufacturers to meet the needs of a broadcast, production, or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible frame infrastructure. The Ross DashBoard Remote Control and Monitoring System and companion SNMP plug-in enables unified control over all openGear cards in a system as well as allowing openGear to tie in with 3rd party SNMP based systems. The openGear modules offered from Ross include a broad selection of audio and video products for distribution, analog conversion, Up/Down/Cross format conversion, fiber, switching, keying and synchronization, as well as a suite of solutions from the 8000 series available with the openGear adapter.

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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