Ross Video and Crispin Corporation Partner to Implement News Workflow

Monday, November 5, 2012 [Iroquois, Ontario, Canada] – Ross Video partners with Crispin Corporation to implement a full news workflow designed to satisfy the requirements for a customer account.

The integration of products between Crispin and Ross Video allow both companies to achieve together what they could not have offered separately. The integration consists of Crispin’s NewsCat Media Asset Management System with Ross’ OverDrive Automated Production Control System and BlackStorm Playout Servers.

“Having a solution for every customer requirement is impossible to predict,” said Todd Robinson, Marketing Product Manager, Video Servers, Ross Video. “However, having a partner company to rely on to fill in the gaps is key to successful solutions.”

“Working with partners like Crispin and the BlackStorm team to create and end-to-end solution for the customer has been a pleasure,” said Allan Pepper, Marketing Product Manager, Technical, OverDrive, Ross Video. “The final integration provides complete transparency between the systems involved when coding server clips in the newsroom and has received great feedback from the customer.”

Crispin’s NewsCat Media Asset Management System allows editors, producers, and directors the ability to easily submit edited content to the Ross’ BlackStorm Playout Servers using a copy of the rundown. It creates low resolution proxies of the material upon submission so newsroom users can confirm the video has been successfully submitted and is correctly assigned to the right story where it can be sent live to air with OverDrive.

“One of the primary goals of most news operations is to become fully digital. This demands sophisticated technology and tools to manage the file-based workflows. The combination of Crispin and Ross technologies delivers that end-to-end solution news organizations demand,” said Rodney Mood, Chief Operating Officer, Crispin Corporation.

About Crispin Corporation
Founded in 1997, Crispin is a leading supplier of highly modular, highly scalable on-air master control automation, news and media asset management solutions.

Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Crispin has installed hundreds of systems throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America, including many public and commercial broadcasting facilities. Crispin counts many single station facilities as customers as well as several cable and network groups such NBC Network, CBS Sports, Gannett, Scripps, Journal and Raycom.

About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in video production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane, CrossOver and Carbonite Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; BlackStorm and SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Automated Production Control Systems and Inception Social Media Management System; XPression Character and 3D Graphics Generator; NK Series Routing Systems and Ross Robotics. 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.

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Ross Video Media Contact:
Sara Bell
Media Relations Co-ordinator
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Ross Video Media Contact – Asia Pacific:
Vivian Yu
Marketing & Operations Manager, Asia Pacific
t. +65 9827 3531
f. +1 613-652-4425
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