September 8, 2016

Ross Acquires Abekas Adding Core Video Server Technology & Replay

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 [Amsterdam, The Netherlands] – Ross Video today announced the acquisition of Abekas, Inc., adding core video server technology, replay and profanity delay systems into their product portfolio.

Abekas Logo Hi-ResAbekas is an iconic brand, having pioneered many new innovations over the years and winning 7 technical Emmys for their contributions to the industry. Today, Abekas’ core product lines include Mira Replay Server, Mira & Tria Production Servers and AirCleaner Profanity Elimination Delay System. Ross will be integrating the Abekas server family into its production system portfolio.

“Abekas’ product line fits perfectly into our portfolio and our live production focus,” commented David Ross, CEO of Ross Video. “Replay especially, is a component we needed to round out our solution set. Abekas has a very similar mind set and value proposition to Ross, providing great technology at reasonable prices.”

“We decided it was time to join a larger company that could bring broader market reach to our product portfolio,” said Junaid Sheikh, CEO of Abekas. “We’ve enjoyed working collaboratively with the Ross folks for many years and felt this was the perfect fit for the Abekas team. We are excited about the next chapter as we continue to grow and expand the portfolio we have developed.”

Ross is launching their first product at IBC on Stand #11.C10 that shows the synergies of this acquisition, Streamline Play in which brings MAM and MOS workflow to the Mira Production Server for news production applications.

About Ross Video
Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Relentlessly innovating, Ross Video delivers the world’s widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, cameras systems, robotics, social-media management, production switchers, routers, video servers, newsroom systems, signal processing and more.

Ross products and services are designed to offer the best system integration and unmatched customer choice by both working together seamlessly and integrating tightly with third-party solutions.

Ross Video has offices around the world, and provides outstanding, free-for-life telephone support staffed by technical experts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—even for products bought on eBay. Ross employees are authorized to rent helicopters when necessary.

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