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openGear Modular Infrastructure

openGear® is the industry standard platform of choice for modular signal processing. As the world’s first modular infrastructure platform open to other manufacturers, openGear provides solutions derived from hundreds of individual cards from dozens of companies, all while ensuring common control and monitoring within the DashBoard ecosystem. Superior flexibility, power and control is unleashed in the 4th generation of the openGear® platform, oGx. Built by Ross for today’s baseband, hybrid and IP facilities it is the broadcast world’s first and only open-hardware platform and the platform of choice for broadcast infrastructure needs.

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Freedom to choose

The Emmy®-award winning openGear platform has been adopted by dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of signal processing solutions. The platform offers users the freedom to choose from a wide range of products to meet the unique needs of a broadcast, production or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible openGear frame infrastructure.

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A comprehensive portfolio

Ross offers a wide range of openGear solutions, including distribution, conversion, branding, audio, data, fiber, timing and more. The platform has the flexibility to support a multitude of signal types and formats from analog to UHD to IP. The oGx platform was designed specifically to meet the demands of today’s complex IP and hybrid infrastructures.

A lasting investment

For over 15 years, the openGear has been the industry standard platform and is a lasting investment, that is backward-compatible and future proof for UHD/IP. It is backed by continuous development from Ross and an ecosystem of manufacturers ensuring best in class solutions at competitive prices.

Free control system

DashBoard, available free of charge, provides one unified control system across openGear products from all manufacturers. This allows for easy setup, monitoring, alarms and management. Plus, with DashBoard you can create customized workflows to streamline configuration, monitoring and operations workflows.

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Award winning

openGear has been lauded by the industry for creating a truly open ecosystem and recognized with an Emmy® and many other prestigious industry awards. This ecosystem provides you with the freedom to choose best in breed solutions to meet your needs and budget.

Maximum reliability

oGx is the 4th generation openGear modular infrastructure platform built for 24/7 operation and backed by a 5-year warranty. Featuring redundant power and adaptive cooling, service is a snap with zero downtime. Front-loading, hot-swappable, modules and a passive backplane ensure ease of maintenance and maximum reliability.

oGx Launch Video

Superior flexibility, power and control is unleashed in the
4th generation of the openGear® platform, oGx.


Smart Modular Design

oGx offers the flexibility of independent rear modules for connectivity to a wide array of interfaces such as BNC, twisted-pair audio, and fiber, supporting analog to UHD and IP. The independent rear modules are available in different I/O configurations for select cards, including high density split rear modules allowing up to 20 independent openGear® cards in the oGx frame. Each frame also includes dual reference inputs.

Smart Front Panel

Know the status of your frame at a glance. Integrated LCD display provides frame name, IP address and reports any alarms. Customize the look of your installation with the bold, programmable RGB LED bar, which also doubles as not-to-be-missed alarm indicator.

Smart Power

oGx accommodates 2 front-loaded, hot-swappable power supplies. The split outside location of the power supplies makes installation a breeze when utilizing an alternate phase power source. A single 600 watt supply can fully power a loaded frame, and the addition of a second (optional) supply gives the frame full power redundancy. Each power supply contains an independent cooling fan, status LED, and a front mounted power switch.

Smart Control

A rich set of control interfaces are included in every oGx Frame. Ethernet connectivity allows DashBoard control of openGear cards in the frame. DashBoard provides full setup, real-time control and monitoring, plus provides tools for creating customized workflow through CustomPanels. With the optional Advanced Networking controller, DataSafe will automatically backup card settings and restore them if the module is swapped. Optional SNMP support allows control and monitoring from third-party control solutions.

Smart Reliability

oGx was built from the ground up for reliability. Decades of engineering and broadcast experience have been poured into every detail to ensure oGx is up to the demand task of 24/7 operation. The system includes integrated smart cooling with redundant cooling for the power supplies and an easy-to-clean air filter. The frame features a passive backplane, so that every active component in the system can be hot-swapped from the front. oGx also supports hot-swappable redundant power supplies for maximum protection.

Smart Tools

Our free Frame Config Tool is a simple and effective way to configure your openGear frame with Ross products. Browse the full portfolio of Ross openGear solutions and visualize your configuration instantly. Save your configuration and we’ll ship your openGear solutions populated in your frames exactly as you designed it, saving you valuable time during your install.

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Living Live Community!

The platform offers a place for live production professionals to come together to share their experiences, solve problems, find answers to questions and discuss best practices.


This product can be used as part of the following
Smart Production Solutions:

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Virtual Studio

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Ross designed openGear products

Browse our comprehensive portfolio of Ross designed openGear produts. Solutions include distribution, conversion, branding, audio, data, fiber, timing and more.



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Release Notes

Release Notes
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