ABC Television selects Ross Video openGear 3G Signal Processing and Fiber Modules for new HD Central Switching Center (CSC) in New York City

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, Ontario, Canada – August 11, 2009 – Ross Video announced today that ABC Television has placed a major order for Ross openGear™ 3Gbps capable Fiber interconnect, Frames, Distribution Amplifiers, Audio/Video Multiplexers and Demultiplexers (Mux/Demux) with Dashboard™ control and monitoring application, for the new HD Central Switching Center (CSC) facility in New York. The CSC facility will be the primary central routing and signal processing installation for all of ABC’s inbound feeds, internal routing and distribution, and quality control monitoring.

“We are excited that ABC has chosen Ross openGear for this integral portion of the ABC Central Switching Center,” said Eric Goodmurphy, RossGear Marketing Product Manager. “The open frame standard of openGear, our powerful DashBoard control and monitoring system and a new series of 3G Fiber products were key to Ross winning this business. Our 3G products include a new series of copper to fiber and fiber to copper receive and transmit modules including a high density dual unit as well as 3G single card Mux + Fiber and Fiber + Demux. The new openGear DataSafe feature stores all card parameters on the local frame network card. In the event of a card change, settings can be automatically restored, minimizing costly downtime, especially important in installations of 1,000 cards plus like ABC.”

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. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, CrossOver, Octane and Synergy Multi-Definition Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, OverDrive Production Control System and XPression Character Generator. News and information are available at

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