CNBC Asia Chooses Ross Vision for Digital News Studio

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON Canada – February 18, 2009 – CNBC Asia invests in Ross Video's Vision QMD/X Multi-Definition production switcher line with a Vision 4 Control Panel and Vision 3.5 Chassis configuration to enhance their main news production studio in Singapore. CNBC Asia broadcasts Asian focused business news programming globally, 24 hours every business day to over 400 million households. Complete Installation of the Vision QMD-X is scheduled for spring 2009.

"Based on what's available in the market today, the Vision series provides the performance, functionality and flexibility that best match our stream-lined production requirements," said Peter Juno, SVP Operations and Engineering.

"It's by far the most forward thinking switcher in the market," said Dae Yung Choe, Ross Video Asia. "The design and Architecture is revolutionary and I am thrilled to have CNBC Asia as a key Vision client."

About Vision QMD/X

Vision QMD/X provides 4 keys per ME and up to 4 MEs, available in both a small and large chassis. The small chassis, QMD, is a compact 3RU, offering four full 4-keyer MEs and 48 Multi-Definition inputs. The large chassis, QMD-X, offers four full 4-keyer MEs, 6 keys downstream, and 96 multi-definition inputs.

About CNBC Asia

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, provides fast, accurate, unbiased, actionable business and financial news to over 400 millions households worldwide. CNBC Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides nine and a half hours of live Asia-produced programming, which is complemented with coverage of live market action from Europe and the US.

CNBC Asia Pacific's channels, which include CNBC Asia, CNBC-TV18 (India), CNBC Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC also has a strategic alliance with Shanghai Media Group, which wholly owns a subsidiary, China Business Network, and a partnership with Digital Chosun, part of the Chosun group of companies, the biggest media conglomerate in South Korea. The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as broadband. CNBC content is also distributed on the 3G platform through selective markets. For more information, please visit us at

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, CrossOver 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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