Ross Video Extends openGear Offerings with Dolby® Processing


Last Updated: April 5, 2011 4:49 pm GMT
(Iroquois, Ontario Canada--April 5, 2011) Ross Video will introduce a range of Dolby® processing solutions at NAB 2011. These coupled with the existing portfolio further extends overall capabilities of the Ross openGear offering.

Handling all popular formats of SD and HD signals, the new series of Dolby® processors include an audio multiplexer, an audio demultiplexer and a frame synchronization series with Dolby® Digital and Dolby® E decode and encode.

“The addition of Dolby® encoding and decoding further strengthens our overall audio processing capabilities,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, openGear. “The audio MUX / DMX coupled with the frame synchronizer offers a complete suite of solutions for managing Dolby® throughout any facility.”

About openGear
openGear is an open-architecture, modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by a diverse range of terminal equipment manufacturers. The platform offers clients the freedom to choose technology from a wide range of products to meet the needs of a broadcast, production, or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible openGear frame infrastructure. The Ross DashBoard Remote Control and Monitoring System and companion SNMP plug-in enables unified control over all openGear cards in a system as well as for openGear to tie in with 3rd party SNMP based systems. The openGear modules offered by Ross include a broad selection of audio and video products for distribution, analog conversion, Up/Down/X format conversion, fiber, switching, keying and synchronization, as well as backward compatibility with a suite of solutions from the RossGear 8000 series.

About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane and CrossOver Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems, XPression Character Generators and NK Series Routing Systems. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies and houses of worship. News and information are available at


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