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Ross Video Releases ADA-8401 to openGear Family

Iroquois, ON, Canada – September 4, 2008 – Ross Video releases an addition to the openGear family with the ADA-8401, a core product that compliments the existing video distribution line.

The ADA-8401 supports audio sampling frequencies from 30kHz to 192kHz, provides eight copies of the incoming signal, configures to four copies for high density distribution in the DFR-8320 platform and provides full signal monitoring with Dashboard.

“With the release of the ADA-8401 within the existing 20 slot frame, our customers now have the ability to mix high density A/V distribution,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, RossGear. ”Ross now has a very impressive solution for signal distribution.”

openGear is an open-architecture, 2 RU 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 products to meet the needs of a broadcast, production, or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible openGear 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 for 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/X format conversion, fiber, switching, keying and synchronization, as well as backward compatibility with a suite of solutions from the RossGear 8000 series.

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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