Gator Latest Addition to Ross Video’s Software Defined Production Portfolio

Ross Video announced the launch of Gator, a platform for a new series of UHD capable signal processing products, at Inter BEE 2017.

As part of Ross Video's s fast-growing Software Defined Production (SDP) solution portfolio, Gator is a platform for a new series of UHD capable signal processing products.

Gator brings software-defined UHD media processing functions to baseband infrastructure. It is a platform for a new series of UHD capable signal processing products, the first of which include a multichannel frame synchronizer, and a new branding and keying product. Both products utilize the same powerful hardware and can support SDI data rates from 270Mb/s up to 12Gb/s.

The Gator line of products provide full UHD support, modular, high speed (which supports data rates up to 12Gb/s) and are adaptable & future-proof. The system is software-defined so card functions can be changed based on need, maximising efficiency.

"Increasingly, broadcasters are being challenged to do more with less including future proofing today's investments. Gator offers the ultimate in adaptability, bringing software defined media processing functions to broadband infrastructure."
— Todd Riggs, Business Development Manager, Infrastructure, Ross Video

Key benefits include:

  • UHD support on all products.
  • Software enabled processing allows for platform to be used in a variety of applications.
  • Future software defined processing will allow customers to apply media processing licenses to different modules as needed.
  • Optional redundant power supplies on all frames.
  • System ties configuration, control, and monitoring into DashBoard providing a seamless integration in the Ross Ecosystem.
  • Part of the openGear product family providing seamless integration with the Ross Video open modular product series.

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