​Ross Launches Carbonite Ultra Switcher/ Sports Touchscreen Systems Control

Carbonite Ultra is a midsize switcher offering 24-input, 14-output from $10,900; Ultritouch offers an exclusive approach to common and next-generation workflows.

The Ross Video Carbonite Ultra replaces the original Carbonite series of switchers which includes Carbonite, Carbonite Plus and Carbonite MultiMedia.

Carbonite Ultra is built on an entirely new 1RU hardware platform with a claimed 240% more processing power than the original Carbonite. It can be configured with 1-3 MEs, 2-4 16-window MultiViewers, Frame Syncs and Format Converters on all inputs and processing and color correction on all inputs and outputs.

More features will be introduced via free-of-charge software updates and new software-licensed functions, yet to be announced, will take the product “beyond a production switcher”. In fact, Carbonite Ultra’s next software release will unlock 12G/UHD support for 2ME & 3ME systems.

Ultritouch is a customizable hardware control and monitoring panel designed to help operators using Ross Video kit easily control and move between products and applications.

It is a rack-mountable touchscreen panel offering “Smart touch” functionality combining traditional functionality with modern workflows and works across almost the entire Ross Video portfolio from a single hardware-based panel.

It has what is said to be an exclusive approach to common and next-generation workflows through a fully integrated touch UI with multi device navigation, and button mapping - meaning less training, quicker setup and ease of use for operations staff.

Todd Riggs, Ross Video's Marketing Product Manager Infrastructure notes: “We wanted to merge traditional operations with modern workflows and user experience. Ultritouch is the first of its kind to truly address this challenge and introduces fast, simple and intuitive control capabilities.”

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