NBC Universal to rely on OverDrive for HD news production

NBC Universal Television Stations Division has selected the Ross Video OverDrive Integrated Live Production Control System for HD news production. NBCU will be rolling these systems out in several owned and operated NBC and Telemundo stations.

OverDrive is a flexible and scalable production control system with a real-time LiveLink MOS interface to the newsroom editorial system. The device control capabilities of Ross Video SD and multidefinition production switchers combined with OverDrive gives users the ability to execute a consistent, efficient and sophisticated news production.

Ross Video introduced OverDrive version 5 software at NAB2007. Version 5 offers many new features including integration with computer graphics MOS enabled devices, control of Vinten robotics and Wheatstone audio mixers and support for multiple networked OverDrive client systems. OverDrive's client/server architecture allows facilities to run no-break back-to-back shows, monitor audio and edit rundowns remotely and control devices from multiple locations.

For more information, visit www.rossvideo.com.