Ross Video Team May 12, 2020 2:53:07 PM


Ross Announces Several Additions to Its 12G-SDI openGear Portfolio

openGear is the Emmy award-winning signal processing platform from Ross, and the 4th generation openGear frame now supports 12G-SDI workflows. As an ‘open’ standard platform, openGear enables hundreds of signal processing solutions. Today, Ross is pleased to announce the latest upgrade to its 4K UHD signal conversion problem solver – Gator Toolbox.

Available in June, Gator Toolbox v2.0 will offer several upgrades, including discrete audio embedding and de-embedding capabilities, quad-link SQD Gearbox (in addition to 2SI), 12G-SDI fiber support, and user presets to enable operators to quickly recall common configurations.


Gator Toolbox v2.0 – Delivering peace of mind by addressing your signal conversion needs

The introduction of discrete audio embedding and de-embedding functionality within Gator Toolbox adds even more flexibility to your live productions. With up to 8 programmable bi-directional AES inputs (for a combined 16 channels), Gator provides a robust signal processing solution that can handle the conversion of balanced or unbalanced audio.  

In addition, with the ability to deliver up / down cross conversion, frame synchronization, and framerate conversion, Gator Toolbox seamlessly integrates live content from multiple signals and delivers high quality UHD productions with low latency. 

Best of all, Gator Toolbox is easy to configure with the ability to program user presets and can be monitored through Ross DashBoard and Ultritouch Smart Panels.


What else is new?

Our 12G-SDI portfolio includes the Master Control (MC1) UHD card. Adapted from the powerful MC1 system, MC1 UHD supports HD and UHD workflows, scaling from stand-alone branding to multi-channel master control installations.

The 12G Relay Bypass, Detour, is also available within our UHD portfolio and allows for fail-safe on-air operation in the event of power failure or primary input signal loss. Finally, v3.1 of our Raptor IP Gateway solution has recently been released, offering greater robustness, compatibility and diagnostics, which simplifies integration into ST 2110 facilities. Raptor is an attractively-priced 6x6 HD-SDI / ST 2110 IP Gateway.

To learn more about our 4K UHD 12G-SDI openGear portfolio, click here.

Learn more about Gator Toolbox

Gator Toolbox is your easy-to-use and comprehensive UHD signal conversion problem solver and comes in a modular openGear form factor. By addressing your signal conversion needs in broadcast, and live event workflows where low latency and UHD, HDR, and WCG are required, Gator Toolbox delivers peace of mind to live production system architects. To learn more, click here.

To watch the on-demand recording of the Signal Processing Tech Talk session, click here.


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