Ross Video Acquires ADS, Expanding Newsroom System Portfolio
Ross Video has acquired Automated Data Systems (ADS), a company best known for its EZNews newsroom editorial system used by television journalists to produce newscasts. It includes features like script writing, teleprompting and graphics automation and Ross will continue to support the EZNews product while offering clients what the company calls a compelling opportunity to move to Ross’ own Newsroom Computer System product, Inception.
“EZNews is popular among colleges and universities training broadcast journalists for the industry – a very important long term customer base for Ross,” says David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “We will also continue to support EZPrompt, a popular, low cost windows based teleprompting software system with over 6,000 customers. This is a great step for Ross. We look forward to the opportunity to grow even more into the newsroom market – and also welcoming three new staff from ADS to the Ross mix.”
“This is an exciting step for everyone at ADS, and I look forward to transitioning EZNews and our ADS customer base over to Ross,” adds Bill Sacia, former President of EZNews. “We bring with us a wide range of experience in journalism, broadcast management, computer system sales and support, and software development – the perfect fit for Ross and the Inception product line.”