Thursday, June 29th, 2017 [Ottawa, Ontario, Canada] – Ross Video is proud to be recognized as a major contributor to the Media Object Server (MOS) Group being honored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a 2017 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award. The MOS Group was recently awarded an Emmy® Award for the development and standardization of the MOS protocol which has become a foundational technology for modern television news environments. Ross Video was selected as one of only four member companies to receive an Emmy® Award by other members of this international group.
MOS was developed to address the need to connect a variety of device types from multiple vendor companies in a television news environment from teleprompters to graphics systems, video servers, newsroom editorial systems and automation.
“It was in the best interests of all vendors to design and implement a common language that all devices and newsroom systems can understand,” says Jeff Moore, Executive VP at Ross Video. “In fact, it’s hard to imagine a news video production today without MOS.”
MOS is an open and collaborative initiative between broadcast technology vendors from around the world. It is a free protocol that allows anyone to contribute to its growth and development while allowing any vendor to implement it. It’s a remarkable feat in an industry known for closed ecosystems.
Ross Video is a proud member of this working group, and has been a significant contributor to the development and future of the MOS protocol. Specifically, Ross Video is responsible for the HTML5 specifications within MOS. This HTML5-based technology was conceived and designed by Shawn Snider, a Ross Product Director.
Seen as a leader of the new generation of MOS, Snider received special recognition. His contribution was described in the nomination as “exceeding, in complexity, the total work produced by the MOS Group in its first four or five years and points the way to further innovation and evolution required to maintain the protocol as a living, relevant technology.”
“I am honored to be part of this open initiative and collaborative effort, and happy for the group’s recognition by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science,” says Snider. “I feel confident that the work we have done has paved the way for the MOS protocol to take news organization into the world of cloud, multi-platform and mobile production.”
Ross CEO, David Ross, “We are proud to be a supporter and key partner of the MOS group and integrate it deeply in our entire news production workflow.”
Ross would also like to acknowledge and congratulate all member organizations and key contributors, with a special shout-out to Mike Palmer, VP at Masstech who is one of the original founders and has been a driving force of the MOS Group for many years. Palmer was honored, along with Snider and three other individual contributors with special recognition for their contributions to the protocol.
About the MOS Protocol
MOS is an evolving protocol for communications between Newsroom Computer Systems (NCS) and Media Object Servers (MOS) such as Video Servers, Audio Servers, Still Stores, and Character Generators. This protocol is supported and developed through cooperative collaboration among equipment vendors, software vendors and end users. Our goal is to develop and maintain a common communications protocol which allows integration of diverse NCS and MOS equipment.
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