Ross Video Integrates SoftMetal Servers with NVerizon Automation Control
Ross Video has collaborated with NVerzion, packaging its SoftMetal Video Servers with NVerzion’s Master Control Automation.
“This joint effort between NVerzion and Ross Video marks an important milestone for the broadcast industry as two seasoned companies combine forces and bring together the very best of their expertise to create a best-of-breed solution,” says Scott Murphy, President of NVerzion. “The true advantage is for the broadcasters: they can now take advantage of an integrated, one-stop solution that provides intelligent, rock-solid transmission automation package for acquisition through playout in master control operations.”
SoftMetal is a line of integrated media servers with flexible I/O and storage contained in a compact 3RU chassis. The SoftMetal Server supports file based workflows – allowing content to flow smoothly from editing to transmission, while utilizing Industry standard codecs, such as DVCPRO HD, XDCAM, IMX.
“The collaboration between Ross and NVerzion has been an excellent working relationship,” says Todd Robinson, Marketing Product Manager – Video Servers. “Combining our two technologies has created flexible and reliable solution utilizing communications based on industry standard protocols. The end result is that we have created a low cost solution with a high end implementation.”
Willow Creek Church Opts for Ross Switcher at New Campus
In other Ross Video news, Willow Creek Community Church is preparing for their new campus launch in Huntley, IL with a Ross CrossOver 12 Solo compact production switcher.
Willow Creek chose the affordable Ross CrossOver Solo due to its ability to go HD in the future, as well as expandability for when their current campus moves locations or adds IMAG. Willow Creek goes on air with CrossOver Solo on April 3.
“We chose CrossOver Solo for many reasons, but mainly because we have already had positive experiences with Ross Video,” says Matthew Wentz Regional Technical Director, Willow Creek Community Church. “Our main campus in South Barrington, IL already has a Ross Synergy and Vision, so cross training and troubleshooting will be much easier than trying to figure out a new interface.”
“At Ross Video we appreciate customers like Willow Creek Community Church. They’ve been a loyal Ross customer throughout the progression of our switcher lineup, and have also become RossGear, openGear and Ross Router customers,” says Dave Westermann, Regional Sales Manager – Great Lakes Region, Ross Video. “The Willow Creek staff has been great to work with, and has given us valuable product feedback over the years. We look forward to continuing our relationship for many more years ahead.”