Telecast Joins Ross openGear

Ross Video has added Telecast Fiber Systems Inc. to its line of openGear partners.

Telecast, a leader in portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production, joins Cobalt Digital, Ward-Beck, Claratech, Broadcast and Multimedia Ltd. and Wohler Technologies in adapting its modular products to the openGear platform.

openGear is based on an open-architecture, 2 RU modular frame, designed to accommodate up to 10 cards. A variety of cards are available from terminal equipment vendors supporting the openGear platform allowing facilities the flexibility to choose which technology best suits their applications. openGear also provides the platform with a Web-based control system that allows monitoring and control of frames and modules on the network.

"openGear frames and supporting cards manufactured by other openGear members give us the ability to offer more complete turnkey solutions and enable our customers to build their projects within a single frame standard," said Richard Cerny, president of Telecast Fiber Systems. "The concept behind openGear adds value to the work we do for clients, and we're pleased to be a participating company."