Ross Video Adds SqueezeBack to the World’s most Compact Master Control Switcher

Monday, April 8, 2013 [Iroquois, ON, Canada] – Launched in 2012, the MC1 gets new features at NAB 2013 including on-air 2D squeeze back, voice over audio mixing and new EAS interfaces along with other enhancements. All of these new features are available at no charge to existing MC1 customers through a simple software upgrade.

MC1 Master ControlThe MC1 is a complete master control switcher on a single openGear card. It is fully featured and includes video mixing and keying, onboard animated logo storage and playout, relay program bypass protection, 16 channels of audio mixing, EAS and Amber Alert crawl generation and more.

“Last year at NAB we shocked the broadcast industry with the most affordable master control solution on the market,” said Brad Plant, Marketing Product Manager for Infrastructure and Video Servers, Ross Video. “As a dedicated hardware based solution, the MC1 offers robustness and reliability not found in PC based solutions – yet it’s more compact and cost effective than the traditional large dedicated master control systems.”

The MC1 has been designed to be integrated with virtually any plant routing system, in turn gaining direct access to router sources, and offering easy integration with the customers choice of automation system. An intuitive touch screen control panel allows for manual operator intervention when required.

EAS insertion, Standalone Squeeze, Standalone VoiceOver
Also new to MC1 is the systems ability to be used with or without a routing matrix. This makes MC1 ideal for cost effective stand-alone add-ons to existing systems, performing squeeze back effects, EAS insertion, audio and voice over, or stand-alone branding and keying in situations where a full blown master control switcher is not required.

About openGear
openGear is the industry’s only open-architecture, modular frame system. The openGear platform and it’s companion DashBoard control system, is designed by Ross Video and supported by a diverse range of terminal equipment manufacturers who develop their own openGear card processing solutions. The openGear platform offers clients the freedom to choose technology from a wide range of products and companies to meet the needs of a broadcast, production, or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible openGear frame infrastructure and DashBoard control environment. Learn more…

About NK Series
Ross Video’s NK Series Routing Systems are a comprehensive family of routing solutions with a wide variety of matrix sizes and types, flexible control panels and a powerful control system tying it all together. Whether it’s a small utility router or a larger mission critical facility system, the NK Series offers solutions for a variety of needs and budgets. Learn more…

About Ross Video
Ross Video creates leading edge video production technology. Ross products are used in demanding environments every day to inform and entertain audiences all over the world. Our client base includes a who’s who of broadcast, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies, educators, touring companies and houses of worship. Ross’ award winning product families include Vision, Vision Octane, CrossOver and Carbonite Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; BlackStorm Video Servers; OverDrive Automated Production Control, Inception Social Media Management; XPression Motion Graphics; NK Series Routing and Furio and CamBot Camera Robotics Systems.


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