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Ross GearLite Makes Workflow More Efficient for Precision Transfer Technologies

Siegfried Margies
Precision Transfer Technologies Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario

Precision Transfer Technologies is a media services company in business over 10 years with offices in Ottawa and Toronto. The company offers video transfer services from every format straight to HD. We also offer standards conversion, quality control verification, CD and DVD duplication, custom packaging and printing, digital video and closed captioning. We’re the only company in our area with the ability to do transfers straight to HD.

As President of Precision Transfer Technologies I have over 25 years experience in the broadcast industry. Throughout my career I have used various products and have always had a good working knowledge of Ross products.

After thoroughly researching new signal processing for monitoring SD and HD in all digital environments. Ross GearLite DAC-9213-R Multi-Definition Distribution and Monitoring Converter was the only box with the ability to do SD and HD conversions without being tied to a specific product line. The major advantage is the versatility and cost-effectiveness of the product. By not being tied to a single monitor type and rack space, we know the product has more longevity. Previously we’ve used other products accepting only HD. Ultimately, choosing the DAC-9213-R made sense and was an easy decision.

At Precision we pride ourselves on having the latest technology. We have experience using other Ross products and all have had exemplarily performance. Installation of the DAC-9213-R was a snap. It was delivered pre-configured from Ross and we didn’t need to adjust any setting to make it usable. All we had to do was plug and play. The converter conveniently mounts right behind the monitor.

Precision Transfer Technologies is using the DAC-9213-R for monitoring SD and HD signals. There is no vapor wear with this product. It works and no upgrades are required, unlike many other HD products currently on the market. Ross’ sales support and customer service is excellent. We have always had a nice open relationship without issues. Ross is reliable and we know if we have any concerns we can pick up the phone and give them a call anytime. The DAC-9213-R gives us the ability to streamline the monitoring process, making us more efficient. We’re really impressed with this product and have recommended it to our clients as a device to help them in their monitoring stream for SD and HD.