Ross Video Launches 5 MLE Switcher Control Panel

In a surprise announcement, Ross Video has launched the world’s first 5 MLE production-switcher control panel at the 2010 NAB Show. The Ross Vision Series control panels are modular and now have the ability to add extra MLE and crosspoint control into open module slots on the control surface, enabling control of additional MLEs. Dedicated simultaneous control of up to 5 MLEs is possible in the largest.

“This new control-panel feature couples very nicely with the new Vision Octane 8 MLE chassis,” said company CEO David Ross. “Vision now provides dedicated control over an additional MLE without having to reassign one of the primary control-panel MLEs. The result is better control over all of the resources involved in a live production. This capability is ideal in controlling on-set monitor and split feeds and for multiscreen productions.”

The previously announced Vision Octane, also new for NAB, is the world’s first 8 MLE production-switcher chassis. It is extremely powerful, providing 35 full-screen HD animation stores, 24 channels of 3D DVE with WARP capability, 96 inputs, 48 outputs, and a total of 56 keyers: 32 full keyers, 12 auxkey mixer/keyers on the aux bus outputs, and 12 DVE key combiners. Vision Octane can be loaded with any number of MLEs from 1 to 8, match any application, and be combined with up to nine control panels.

The Vision Series ships with a new 3G infrastructure as standard. Stereoscopic 3D capabilities and comprehensive iMag multiscreen support are also being shown at NAB.

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