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OverDrive Production Automation

Automated Production Control (APC) is now common place, delivering operational efficiencies, while taking complexity out of the production process. OverDrive is the most advanced APC system on the planet, enabling the most sophisticated productions to be executed cleanly and consistently, while delivering substantial savings in operational costs. With nearly 400 systems on-air, OverDrive is the world leader in APC. OverDrive offers unparalleled choice with integration to more than 220 different production devices. Both manual and automated control is provided to both Ross and third party devices including production switchers, routing systems, video servers, audio mixers, robotic cameras, and graphics systems.

Control Flexibility

Perform manual, semi-automated of fully automated productions at any time from the same control room, using the same equipment. Manual device control is always at the operator’s fingertips whether from OverDrive or a dedicated panel.

Configurable Interface

OverDrive offers an intuitive, user-configurable interface consolidating control of many devices into one control area. Use custom icons for quick identification and preview of the rundown.

Wise Investment

ROI can occur in a little as 12 months, offering a significant return for a capital expense.

No Mistakes

Delivers a consistent, repeatable, error-free production across a range of operator skill sets. OverDrive enables all operators to run clean, consistent productions, every day, every time.

Adapt Quickly

Easily accommodate live breaking news and changes on-the-fly. With a toolset unmatched by any other system, OverDrive is the clear leader in managing late-breaking or unscripted events.

Equipment Choice

Protect your current investment in production equipment as OverDrive integrates with equipment from a wide variety of manufacturers. Chose the devices to match your requirements and budget.

OverDrive Overview Video

OverDrive is the leading Automated Production Control system in the world with over 300 systems sold, and is capable of producing the largest and most complex of shows.



This is the primary application for managing all production elements, effects and transitions for ‘rundown-based’ scripted, and ‘on-the-fly’ unscripted productions. Learn more…


DirectControl provides direct, manual control of your production devices in a unified interface. Learn more…


OverDrive’s user-friendly TemplateEditor makes it easy to edit, manage, and configure OverDrive templates. Learn more…

MOS & NRCS integration

OverDrive’s NRCS Plugin was the first HTML5 MOS plugin to be rolled out under the new MOS spec. Learn more…


OverDrive has multiple user-definable timers to track things like program time, event time, clip time, and NRCS timing information. Learn more…

Enterprise Grade

Virtual Environment Support OverDrive has been tested and certified to work in multiple virtualization environments to provide the latest in redundancy and cost-saving solutions. Learn more…

Device Integration

Unmatched Choice OverDrive has the most extensive library of supported 3rd party devices, permitting you to choose from the best in putting your APC system together. This ensures that you will be able to achieve creative and engineering goals while at the same time meeting budgetary requirements. The OverDrive device interface engineering and quality assurance teams at Ross are continually adding new devices to meet new requirements, along with the retesting and advancement of currently available interfaces.

SideBox Modules

SideBox Modules are control panels for those who prefer a dedicated control surface. These work in conjunction with OverDrive’s touch screen interface, keyboard and mouse allowing multiple ways for the operator to interact with the system. Multiple combinations of SideBoxes can be ordered to fit your production needs. All boxes come with a mounting kit, allowing for either on-desk or in-desk mounting.


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

Sports & Live Venue




Virtual Studio

House of Worship



Maintenance plans

Every OverDrive system is delivered with 12 months of Software Maintenance which includes all software updates for the OverDrive system. After the 12 month period has passed, you have the option to purchase an annual Maintenance Plan.

Software Maintenance Plan Includes all OverDrive software updates for the year.

Software / Hardware Maintenance Plan Includes all OverDrive software updates for the year as well as an OverDrive server hardware upgrade after every third Maintenance Plan payment. All Ross systems include world-renowned phone support for the life of the product!


Redundancy Optional Optional Optional
Additional Rundown Client Optional (Max 3) Optional Optional
Additional DirectControl Client Optional (Max 3) Optional Optional


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