Ross Video Acquires Automated Data Systems (ADS)


Last Updated: March 10, 2014 9:11 pm GMT
(Iroquois, Ontario--March 10, 2014) Ross Video has acquired Automated Data Systems(ADS) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. ADS is known for innovative, feature packed and easy to use solutions for data delivery, automation and broadcast production requirements – their main product line being EZNews.

EZNews is a newsroom editorial system used by television journalists to produce newscasts, and includes features like script writing, teleprompting and graphics automation. Ross will continue to support the EZNews product while offering clients a compelling opportunity to move to Ross’ own Newsroom Computer System product, Inception.

EZNews is popular among colleges and universities training broadcast journalists for the industry – a very important long term customer base for Ross,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “We will also continue to support EZPrompt, a popular, low cost windows based teleprompting software system with over 6,000 customers. This is a great step for Ross. We look forward to the opportunity to grow even more into the newsroom market – and also welcoming three new staff from ADS to the Ross mix.”

“This is an exciting step for everyone at ADS, and I look forward to transitioning EZNews and our ADS customer base over to Ross,” said Bill Sacia, former President of EZNews. “We bring with us a wide range of experience in journalism, broadcast management, computer system sales and support, and software development – the perfect fit for Ross and the Inception product line.”

About Ross Video
Ross Video creates leading edge video production technology. Ross products are used in demanding environments every day to inform and entertain audiences all over the world. Our client base includes a who’s who of broadcast, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies, educators, touring companies and houses of worship. Ross’ award winning product families include Vision, Vision Octane, Vision Tritium, CrossOver and Carbonite Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; BlackStorm Video Servers; OverDrive Automated Production Control, Inception Social Media Management; XPression Motion Graphics; NK Series Routing and Furio and CamBot Camera Robotics Systems. For additional news and information on Ross Video and Ross products, visit


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