Against the backdrop of a massive 62-foot LED screen with resolution “far beyond 4K,” Ross Video President David Ross opened up a Monday NAB Show press conference by noting the company’s record growth.
“Last year was fantastic. We grew by almost 20 percent,” Ross said. “And 2019 is shaping up to be our best year ever.”
“High impact, high efficiency” is the company’s theme for this year’s show, and the product introductions illustrated Ross’ continuing commitment to advancing the essential tools of live IP-based production.
Highlighted at the Ross booth this year is Furio SkyDolly, a ceiling-mounted Furio camera motion system that enables smooth, dynamic camera moves. Voyager, a graphics render engine for virtual studio/AR reality applications, is also new. Complementing the launch of Voyager is UX v5, the latest version of Ross’ UX control system for virtual applications.
Ross’ Carbonite switcher has been updated with 4K/UHD support, and Ultrix 160x is an upgrade for the Ultrix-FR5 that makes it a 160×160 12G connectivity solution. Also new is Ultricore BCS, a broadcast control system controller for Ross’ Ultrix Connectivity suite, and Ultricore IP, an optional license for Ultricore BCS that enhances efficiency when using IP signals within a facility.
Two corporate acquisitions were also announced: Portalis, a provider of workstation integration systems, and Piero Sports Graphics, a U.K.-based provider of sports graphics software.