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Ross Video Launches CrossOver 16

Iroquois, ON, Canada – April 28, 2009 – Ross Video today announced the launch of the CrossOver 16 HD and SD Production Switchers. This marks the latest addition to the CrossOver family of multi-definition compact production switchers.

The CrossOver 16 Feature Set Includes:

- 12 Multi-Definition Inputs

- 6 Multi-Definition Outputs

- 1 Analog Down Converted Output

- 4 Assignable Frame Syncs with Format Conversion

- 2 Media Stores with Animation Capability

- 2 Channels of 2D DVE for PinP and 2D Transitions

- High Quality UltraChromeâ„¢ Chroma Keyer available in any Keyer

- 3 Fully Featured Keyers

- Standard Source and Keyer Mnemonics

- Custom Control Macros

- 24 GPIO

- Dedicated Keyer Cut and Auto Transitions Buttons

- A High End 3-Axis Joystick

“The CrossOver 16 feature set will have a big impact in the single MLE switcher market,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “This switcher enables customers to produce high end productions from a compact studio, flight pack, or ENG truck. The CrossOver 16 is a new class of compact production switchers with some of the sophisticated functionality previously only found on our Vision series.”

The CrossOver 12 models can easily be upgraded to CrossOver 16 by simply swapping out the control panel. Ross Video has created a cost effective trade up program for existing CrossOver customers.

The CrossOver 16 models will be available for delivery with the release of version 1.4 software at no charge, in keeping with Ross Video's policy of free production switcher software upgrades for the life of the product.

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications in over 100 countries. Over the past 15 years Ross has grown an average of 20% year over year and currently employs 300 incredibly talented people. Ross' award winning product line includes Vision, CrossOver and Synergy Multi-Definition Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, the OverDrive Production Control System, and XPression Character Generator. News and information are available at


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