Ross Video Launches The Carbonite 2

Thursday, December 16, 2012 [Iroquois, Ontario, Canada] – Ross Video adds yet another product to its expanding Carbonite switcher lineup. Called Carbonite 2, this new 2 MLE switcher includes all of the powerful standard features of the Carbonite family.

Carbonite 2 is a new 2 MLE control panel based on its highly successful bigger brothers, the Carbonite 2M and 2X, offering 16 source select buttons instead of 24 or 32.

“The success of Carbonite has been simply astonishing. It has surpassed all of our expectations, and we have now shipped over 900 systems since it’s introduction,” stated Nigel Spratling, Switcher Business Development Manager, Ross Video. “At Ross we listen carefully to our customers to help make our products better. From their feedback we have designed the Carbonite 2 to better suit environments with space limitations, as well as offer the power of a 2 MLE Carbonite at an even more affordable price point.”

Like the other switchers in the Carbonite range, the Carbonite 2 is available with 16 or 24 Multi-Definition SDI inputs and 9 internally generated sources. Carbonite 2 can also be configured with the new Carbonite+ and MultiMedia processing engines, and includes our new ViewControl touchscreen production controller and LiveAssist Graphical User Interfaces. When purchased as a Studio System Package with our BlackStorm playout server and XPression motion graphics system, it becomes a complete production powerhouse.

The most remarkable feature of this Carbonite is its price. A 16 input Carbonite 2 has a US list price of just $32,995. Taking the place of the Carbonite 2M as the most affordable, yet fully featured 2 MLE switcher on the market today. The Carbonite 2 is available immediately.

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 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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