January 11, 2016

Ross Video is Recognized and Honored with the Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for openGear

Thursday, January 11th, 2016 [Iroquois, Ontario, Canada] – Today, Ross Video is proud to be recognized as one of the select few to be honored with the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for openGear. Ross joins a distinguished group of honorees chosen each year by dozens of industry experts and peers, by showing excellence in engineering creativity. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the recipients on September 2nd, and the awards took place on Friday January 8th, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Emmy Awards

“One of the reasons for the exciting growth of our industry can be attributed to what these talented and innovative companies have achieved,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Their unrelenting passion in pushing the boundaries of what television can be continues to surprise and inspire us and we salute their efforts with this well-deserved recognition.”

Ross is being honored for their Open Modular Platform for Broadcast and Production Distribution Conversion Equipment, the industry standard platform that Ross markets as the openGear.  openGear was first created 10 years ago, as the industry’s only open modular platform and now provides a broad ecosystem of plug and play solutions from a wide range of manufacturers.  Ross will be showing the latest in openGear technology at its IBC Stand in Hall 9.

“The Ross Video code of ethics states that we will always act in our customer’s best interest as well as cooperate and help other friendly companies’. This has always guided us from the original concept of an open platform, to the ongoing success of over 60 contributing openGear partners with many tens of thousands of frames installed around the world,” explained David Ross, CEO for Ross Video. “We are greatly honored to receive this industry recognition at the highest level, with a Technology & Engineering Technical Emmy® that supports our innovating thinking and contributions to the industry.”

“The National Academy’s Technology and Engineering Achievement Committee is pleased to honor these technology companies and individuals whose innovation and vision have materially affected the way the audience views television and have set the standard for technological excellence in the industry,” said committee Chairman, Robert P. Seidel, Vice President of CBS Engineering and Advanced Technology and Chairman, Engineering Achievement Committee, NATAS.

About openGear
openGear® is leading the industry with its open architecture platform standard. openGear is an open-architecture, modular frame system designed by Ross Video, that provides the industry with the most flexible and advanced signal processing possible with the opportunity to select products from a wide range of technology leaders, all in one platform and all under on control system. The platform offers 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.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Science
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering.  NATAS membership consists of over 14,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

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, robotic camera systems, social-media management, production switchers, routers, infrastructure products, video servers, newsroom systems, terminal equipment 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.


Ross Video Media Contact:
Sara Bell
Media Relations Co-ordinator
t. (613) 652-3020
f. (613) 652-4425
e. sbell@rossvideo.com

Ross Video Media Contact – EMEA:
Stuart G. Russell
Marketing Manager, EMEA
t. +44 7827 019494
f. +1 613-652-4425
e. srussell@rossvideo.com

Ross Video Media Contact – Asia Pacific:
Vivian Yu
Marketing & Operations Manager, Asia Pacific
t. +65 9827 3531
f. +1 613-652-4425
e. vyu@rossvideo.com