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Telecast Fiber Systems Releases Two New Modules in Support of openGear 2RU Rack Frame

WORCESTER, Mass. -- April 14, 2008 -- Telecast Fiber Systems is now shipping two new fiber optic communications modules in support of the award-winning openGear terminal equipment platform. The new modules include a card pair for transmitting and receiving uncompressed SDI/HD-SDI signals over fiber, and another pair for SDI plus two asynchronous AES audio.

Founded by Ross Video, openGear is an open standard for a modular, 2RU frame that can house card modules of any type from a number of manufacturers for plug-and-play assembly of a video control system in broadcasting production operations. openGear also provides the platform for a Web-based control system that allows for quick and easy monitoring and control of openGear frames and modules on the network. With the two new modules, Telecast is providing the fiber optic component for a complete openGear rack mount solution.

“By enabling our customers to build their projects into a single frame standard that supports a wide range of industry solutions, openGear is providing them with the freedom and flexibility to choose the best technology for their particular applications,” said Richard Cerny, president, Telecast Fiber Systems. “With our participation in the openGear initiative, we can add our own solutions to the supported cards from other manufacturers to provide customers with more complete, turnkey solutions.”

The HD-SDI module set, which includes part numbers OG-TX292-A and OG-RX292, is currently available from Telecast Fiber Systems. The SDI + 2 AES module set, with part numbers OG-TX269-A and OG-RX269, will be available for purchase by late spring.

More information about fiber optic systems from Telecast Fiber Systems is available online at

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About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures, and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications in more than 100 countries. Over the past 15 years, Ross has grown an average of 20 percent 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

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is a leader in portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. The company‘s video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. Telecast systems accommodate all television production signals, including NTSC/PAL video, SDI and HD/SDI video, analog and AES/EBU audio, HD and triax camera interfaces, and intercom and data signals. More information can be found at

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