Ross Video With Emmy Award for Work With Media Object Server Group

Ross Video has been recognized as a contributor to the Media Object Server (MOS) Group being honored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a 2017 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. The MOS Group was recently awarded an Emmy Award for the development and standardization of the MOS protocol which has become a technology for modern television news environments. Ross Video was selected as one of four member companies to receive an Emmy Award by other members of this international group.
MOS was developed to address the need to connect a variety of device types from multiple vendor companies in a television news environment from teleprompters to graphics systems, video servers, newsroom editorial systems and automation.

Shawn Snider, Ross Video Product Director

“It was in the best interests of all vendors to design and implement a common language that all devices and newsroom systems can understand,” says Jeff Moore, Executive VP at Ross Video. “In fact, it’s hard to imagine a news video production today without MOS.”

MOS is an initiative between broadcast technology vendors from around the world. It is a free protocol that allows anyone to contribute to its growth and development while allowing any vendor to implement it.

Ross Video is a member of this working group, and has been a contributor to the development and future of the MOS protocol. Specifically, Ross Video is responsible for the HTML5 specifications within MOS. This HTML5-based technology was conceived and designed by Shawn Snider, a Ross Product Director.

Snider’s contribution was described in the nomination as “exceeding, in complexity, the total work produced by the MOS Group in its first four or five years and points the way to further innovation and evolution required to maintain the protocol as a living, relevant technology.”

“I am honored to be part of this open initiative and collaborative effort, and happy for the group’s recognition by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science,” says Snider. “I feel confident that the work we have done has paved the way for the MOS protocol to take news organization into the world of cloud, multi-platform and mobile production.”

“We are proud to be a supporter and key partner of the MOS group and integrate it deeply in our entire news production workflow” says Ross CEO, David Ross.

Ross would also like to acknowledge and congratulate all member organizations and key contributors, with a special shout-out to Mike Palmer, VP at Masstech who is one of the original founders.

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