openGear Adds Chromatec as Technology Partner

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Iroquois, ON, Canada - October 24, 2006 - Ross Video and Michael Stevens & Partners‘ (MS&P) Chromatec officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. The Chromatec product focuses on a range of colour in-picture audio metering and audio, video alarm systems. MS&P‘s Chromatec joins other terminal equipment vendors in supporting the award winning platform.

openGear is based on an open-architecture, 2RU modular frame, designed to accommodate up to 10 cards. A wide variety of cards are available from terminal equipment vendors supporting the openGear platform allowing facilities the freedom and flexibility to choose the best technology for their particular applications. Customers are no longer locked into one manufacturer‘s frame standard and modules for their terminal equipment solutions. openGear also provides the platform with a control system that allows quick and easy monitoring and control of frames and modules on the network.

“We are confident that our Chromatec products will add diversity and value to the ever expanding range from openGear,” says Mike Stevens, Managing Director of Michael Stevens & Partners. “It makes sense to offer the already successful Chromatec range to an even broader market. We are pleased to have this opportunity with Ross Video who have such an established and enviable standing in our industry.”

“We are extremely pleased that the Chromatec brand has become the latest openGear partner,” said Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, RossGear. “The openGear platform continues to evolve with more partners and customers joining the movement, it clearly has set a new precedent in the terminal equipment industry.”

About Michael Stevens & Partners

First set up in 1984, Michael Stevens & Partners (MS&P) specializes in audio and audio-for-video products for the professional markets. Broadcast, video production, studio recording and live sound are key market areas. In addition to the design, development and manufacture of the Chromatec ranges, MS&P also distribute products from manufacturers, Chord Professional, Junger Audio and RTW. Information is available at

www.chromatec.com

and

www.opengear.tv

.

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in broadcast, distribution, live event and production applications. Ross products are used to produce and distribute video and audio signals in over 100 countries daily. Ross‘ award winning product line includes the Synergy SD, Synergy MD and MD-X Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, Ross Routing Systems and the OverDrive Production Control System. News and information are available at

www.rossvideo.com

and

www.opengear.tv

.

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