Ross Video Qualifies Production Automation Suite on VMware® vSphere 6.7

Ottawa, Canada, September 10th 2019 – Virtualization technology is attracting a great deal of interest in broadcast and live production facilities because of the significant contribution it offers our customers’ bottom lines. Using general-purpose datacenter class hardware with VMware vSphere reduces the need for single-purpose products in the signal chain, meaning that utilization goes up, redundancy gets cheaper, and maintenance gets easier. This also provides our customers with a simpler path to adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud environments with significantly reduced risks.

“Broadcast workloads have stringent timing requirements, need guaranteed I/O performance and require high bandwidth to deliver the experience needed for broadcast customers. We are very pleased with the work we have done together with Ross Video to ensure that broadcast customers can depend on VMware vSphere on datacenter class hardware as a key foundation for modern broadcast workflows”, says Pat Lee, VMware’s Vice President of Strategic & Emerging Solutions.

Ross Video is proud to announce that its latest Production Automation Suite is now supported on vSphere 6.7 sporting the reliability and performance equivalent to traditional turnkey servers for these products:

  • OverDrive Automated Production Control System
  • Inception Newsroom Computer System (NRCS)
  • Streamline Assets Management solution
  • XPression Gateway for integration into MOS and NLE workflows
  • XPression Project Server for rapid project distribution, versioning and backup

“Meeting such high standards requires a significant amount of performance tuning and would not have been possible without support from VMware’s performance engineering team”, notes John Naylor, Technology Strategist at Ross Video.

To learn more, please visit Ross Video in Hall 11, booth C10, where VMware experts will be present to answer questions during the “ask the experts” sessions every day at 2pm. Or visit us at 5pm on Saturday for a joint reception with VMware and Dell Technologies executives at the Ross Video booth.


Ross Video – High Impact, High Efficiency Production Solutions 

Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of high impact, high efficiency production solutions. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screensentertainment shows and rock concertseducational institutionslegislative assembliescorporate applications and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Ross solutions have impressed the audiences and marketing partners of NBC Sunday Night Football, Eurosport, BBC World, Google YouTube Space London and China’s eSports powerhouse VSPN. Ross delivers an unrivalled range of products and services comprising virtual studios, real-time motion graphics, cameras, robotic camera systems, production switchers, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and mobile live events.

Ross Video Media Contact:
Stuart G. Russell
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