Ross Video Kiva Live Presentation Server, Lucid Studio Take Home 2020 SVC Innovative Product Awards
Now in their ninth year, the annual Sound & Video Contractor (SVC) ‘Innovative Products’ Awards recognize the best professional AV products on the market, and recipients are selected by the magazines’ readers through online voting. This year Ross has been honored with two awards, one for the Kiva Live Presentation Server and one for Lucid Studio, the control platform for virtual studio applications.
Launched in July 2020, the Kiva is an exciting new video server platform that enables on-demand playout of a number of media formats, as well as giving operators the ability to create and schedule playlists containing these different formats. Kiva lends itself to many different production environments, but the sports and live events industries are two that benefit greatly from Kiva’s ability to schedule and play content on multiple displays around a venue. Similarly, Kiva is an excellent addition to broadcast studios with both live and ‘live to disk’ workflows, and corporate video production studios.
Lucid Studio was announced by Ross only two short months ago and replaces the previous UX control solution from Ross as the primary configuration and control interface for all Ross virtual studio and augmented reality applications. Lucid features a brand-new user interface and is the first Ross product to feature the new ‘Aura’ visual language that will be a key aspect of many future solutions from Ross. Highly dynamic and offering impressive new levels of flexibility, this new interface enables operators to design their own customized layouts, as well as save and recall layouts based on personal preference or production stage.
“Our top priority throughout 2020 has been to support our customers in every way we can, as they have navigated through the uncertainty of the pandemic,” says Jeff Moore, Executive Vice President and CMO at Ross. “Challenging times call for innovative thinking, and it’s highly appropriate that these two awards are for innovation given the circumstances in which the products being recognized were conceived and launched. Our thanks go to the readers of SVC for these two accolades, and we look forward to bringing everyone many more exciting innovations in 2021.”