oGx Platform

At a glance.

openGear OGX - The Industry-Standard Platform of Choice

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. This cooperative effort gives users best of breed product and budget options, 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 for today’s baseband, hybrid and IP facilities it is the broadcast world’s first and only open-hardware platform, and your platform of choice for your broadcast infrastructure needs.


The Emmy®-award winning openGear platform, designed by Ross has been adopted by dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of signal processing solutions. This provides you with the freedom to choose best in breed solutions to meet your needs and budget.


DashBoard provides one unified control system across openGear products from all manufacturers. This allows for easy setup, monitoring, alarms and management. With the included CustomPanel Panel Builder, it is easy to create custom workflows across multiple products to suit your exact needs.


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


Ross offers a wide range of modular infrastructure solutions, including distribution, conversion, branding, fiber, timing and more. The openGear platform is flexible to support a multitude of signal types and formats from analog to UHD to IP.

SDI, IP or Hybrid

The oGx platform has been designed to meet the demands of today’s complex IP and hybrid infrastructures. With lots of power and cooling, and careful consideration to shielding, the most complex processing can be achieved, supporting evolving IP and UHD applications.


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

Sports & Live Venue




Virtual Studio

House of Worship




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.

Frame Config Tool

A simple way to configure your openGear frame with Ross products.

DashBoard | Unified Control

The DashBoard Control and Monitoring System is a free application, designed for remote control and monitoring of the open architecture, openGear® platform.

openGear Solutions

openGear provides a wide range of solutions derived from hundreds of individual cards.



openGear OGx Datasheet Download
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