Ross Video Launches Kiva – Operator Driven Media Playout Made Easy!

Ottawa, July 14th 2020 – As part of the finale of Ross Live | 2020, Ross Video is pleased to announce the launch of the all-new Kiva Live Presentation Server, the most recent addition to our range of server solutions.

Kiva is an exciting new media server platform which complements the existing Tria production server and Mira replay server solutions from Ross. With a simple click, the highly intuitive Kiva user interface presents a variety of digital media into venue videoboards, such as real-time video clips, ‘fill+matte’ stills and animations, surround-sound audio, and sponsored adverts. Furthermore, Kiva enables operators to create playlists containing all these different media with flexible playout control.

Kiva lends itself to many different production environments, but the sports and live events industries benefit greatly from Kiva’s ability to play content on multiple displays around a venue. Similarly, Kiva is an excellent resource in broadcast and corporate studios using both ‘live’ and ‘live to disk’ workflows.

Kiva features an intuitive and highly visual picon-based user interface with familiar shotbox-style operations. With fast and easy ‘point and click’ actions, one or two pairs of preview and program players, and audio levels and player controls, Kiva provides extensive playout power. The interface is highly customizable, letting operators assign all playout content onto banks and pages of media buttons to simplify playout during each live production.

Douglas Johnson, Product Manager for Video Servers, is extremely proud of the new platform. “Kiva will be an excellent addition to any production environment where operator-driven, on-demand media playout is required. We expect to begin shipping next month, and we’ve already had impressive interest from some of our sports and live entertainment venue customers who want to deploy Kiva in their control rooms. For them, Kiva will simplify their live production workflow and will certainly boost the entertainment value of their live shows.”

For more information on the Ross Live | 2020 Season Finale, or to watch any of the previous presentations on-demand, please visit www.rossvideo.com/live.

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Ross Video Media Contact:
Stuart G. Russell
Senior Communications Manager
Tel: +44 7827 019494
Email: srussell@rossvideo.com
Twitter: @ross_video