Ross Video to showcase latest upgrades at NAB, new production switcher

At the 2018 NAB Show next week, Ross Video will unveil a series of product upgrades and improvements while confirming its commitment to software-defined production.

“We’re continuing to develop our range of solutions – arguably the most comprehensive in the industry – in both the IP and SDI domains, and I’m looking forward to unveiling some really cool surprises this year in IP, in robotics, in the cloud and our Emmy-award-winning openGear platform,” said David Ross, CEO of Ross Video.

Key Highlights

Carbonite Black Solo 13 – a new, self-contained production switcher and hardware panel combination with 13 inputs and 6 outputs. Solo13 gives customers more I/O to work with in their productions, while retaining the successful and highly-compact Carbonite Black Solo form factor.

Ultrix-FR5 – the North American debut of the innovative and disruptive routing/AV processing platform. Now available in a 5RU 144×144 form factor, Ultrix can replace up to 5 entire racks of traditional infrastructure products and contains a unique Smart Fabric offering unrivalled levels of functionality for the size. Ultrix is also software defined – customers only buy the hardware they need and all upgrades are software enabled, providing enormous cost, space and power efficiencies.

Gator – a new introduction to the Ross infrastructure range, Gator is a series of UHD capable, software defined signal processing products that includes a multichannel frame synchronizer and a new branding and keying product. All Gator products use the same powerful hardware and can support SDI data rates from 270MB/s up to 12Gb/s.

OverDrive+Graphite – a new bundle that marries OverDrive, the industry’s most widely used production automation system, with Graphite, Ross Video’s integrated, all-in-one production vehicle. Customers can now enjoy the operational benefits of production automation – greater consistency and higher quality – with the production power of Graphite (which features a real Carbonite production switcher, real XPression graphics and a 28-channel audio engine all in one compact chassis).

Acuity V8.0 – the latest update to our flagship production switcher now includes a floating 3D DVE (MV Cards can now have a DVE installed and share system wide), 2020 WCG HDR conversion on Input Processing Boards and on Output Boards, and a host of additions to Custom Controls for user requests.

Carbonite V13.0 – Carbonite remains the world’s most popular midsize switcher and the latest release includes Live Assist DashBoard Menu improvements and makes Carbonite VirtualPanel available enabling full control over Carbonite without a physical control panel. Also, color correctors now include presets for colour temperatures and SDR to HLG1200/HLG1200 to SDR (709 colour space) presets are now included.


DashBoard V8.4 – the latest release of DashBoard (the open-platform control interface) features NDI Video Streaming for monitoring live video directly in DashBoard, off-the-shelf joystick integration for controlling Pivot cameras, ACID Cam Paint parameter or custom panels and 64-bit Linux Support.

Frontier V2.0 – an updated version of Frontier (the hyper-realistic graphics rendering platform developed in collaboration with The Future Group AS and based on Epic Games’ Unreal 4 gaming engine) that now features improved talent reflections in AR and new data integration tools.

Lightning V5 – Ross Video’s Lightning Control System now integrates with the Graphite integrated production solution and features improved integration with the XPression Clips product.

Ross Video will be located in South Hall this year, in booth SL3305.