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VTM to Build Mainland Europe HD Production StudioChooses Ross Multi-Definition Switchers (August 11, 2005)
Ross Video announced today VTM, Belgium has chosen the Synergy MD/X Multi-Definition Production Switchers to incorporate into their newly upgraded HD facility. The first Synergy 4 MD/X has been installed and brought online in VTMs largest production studio, the first HD production studio in Mainland Europe.
?We were searching for multi-purpose production switchers that could work in any type of production environment and one that would meet all of our current and future HD needs, said Jozef Mertens, Director of Engineering, VTM. ?We are very comfortable with Ross Engineering team. The decision to go with Ross was crystal clear because of the products advanced feature set, extensive interfaces, efficient form factor, and cost efficiencies.
VTM conducted a thorough evaluation of all the HD and multi-definition production switchers in the marketplace, including a visit to the Ross Research and Development office in Ottawa, Ontario. The analysis revealed Ross was the best choice for VTMs SD/HD equipment requirements.
?We are very proud that VTM has decided to incorporate our Synergy Multi- Definition Switchers into their facilities HD upgrades, said David Ross, President, Ross Video. ?VTM was the first broadcaster to build an all component digital facility and is an acknowledged leader in adopting new broadcast technologies. After putting us through a thorough evaluation, their choice of the Synergy MD/X is a significant milestone in the ongoing launch of our new multi-definition Synergy MD product family."
The Synergy MD/X series are fully equipped multi-definition production switchers supporting a wide variety of SD and HD video formats. Synergy MD/X is based on the latest technology in both hardware and software offering a readiness for the future. Synergy MD/X does not require costly upgrades when moving from SD to HD.
VTM is the leading commercial channel in Belgium. It is part of the Vlaamse Media Maatschappij (VMMa) with other products like Kanaaltwee, JIMtv and a popular radio station Q-music. It is an innovative Belgian media company that operates on the Flemish market, which is a joint venture of De Persgroep (50%) and Roularta Media Groep (50%).
About Lines Broadcast
Lines Broadcast Systems, Ross local representative, is a distributor and systems integrator for the high end broadcasting industry based in Brussels. Lines Broadcast has been contracted by VTM to conduct the work on their facilities as they migrate from SD to HD.
About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in broadcast, distribution, live event and production applications. Ross products distribute video and audio signals in over 100 countries daily. Ross award winning product lines include: the Synergy SD, Synergy MD and MD-X Video Production Switchers, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Gear, Squeeze & Tease WARP DVE and the OverDrive Production Control System.
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