Ross Makes Georgian Election Coverage a Reality

Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) selects Ross Video for live coverage of the general Georgian Election in Tbilisi, Georgia

To cover the groundbreaking elections in October, Georgian Public Broadcaster - the national public broadcaster - installed a virtual studio with augmented reality graphics.  To make their production a reality, GPB used Ross Video, a solutions provider for augmented reality and virtual sets.  The Ross solution includes a CrossOver Compact Production Switcher, openGear Terminal Equipment, Furio Robotic Camera System, and XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics combined with UnReel’s Xperience UX Software.  Ross partner, Dutchview Prographics, developed the election graphics and helped with the implementation.

“There were a few challenges, but it was amazing how GPB, Ross, Unreel and Prographics worked together to surpass each hurdle,” said Giorgi Baratashvil, head of technical development at Georgian Public Broadcaster. “There was a lot to do in a very short time frame and we were immensely impressed with how Ross commissioned the system and trained our staff.  On the night of the election, GPB was able to run everything ourselves flawlessly and the election production was a huge success.”

“It’s inspiring to be part of creating top-end professionalism to cover elections and seeing how hard GPB pushed XPression with non-stop complex effects!” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video.  “GPB was able to utilize something from almost all of our product lines, giving them a one-stop shop with Ross.  The breadth of our product offerings now allows us to focus more on providing solutions to our customers, rather than just delivering a box.  It’s exciting to expand our business in EMEA this way.”


UNREEL is an innovator and provider of augmented-reality and virtual-set solutions to the global broadcast, corporate, and feature-film markets.  UNREEL products include UX AR for augmented reality, UX VS for virtual sets, UX Track for camera tracking, and UX Design for graphics and virtual set designs.  UNREEL works with Ross Video and other best-of-breed technology providers to deliver complete, tailored customer solutions.  Clients include CBS, CNBC, ESPN, NBC, NASDAQ, Reuters, Pentagon, and the Social Security Administration.  Feature-film credits include iRobot, Speed Racer, X-Men Origins, Alice in Wonderland, and OZ: The Great and Powerful.  UNREEL's headquarters are co-located with Academy Award-winner, Douglas Trumbull, at Trumbull Studios in Southfield, Mass.

DutchView is the biggest media facilities company in the Netherlands. DutchView invest in new technologies to make sustainable productions possible. To provide recordings for tv, radio and the Internet, we run 14 studio’s in Amsterdam and Hilversum and a fleet of three Music vans and six outside broadcast vans.


Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in video production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane, CrossOver and Carbonite Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems; XPression Character Generators; NK Series Routing Systems and Ross Robotics. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies and houses of worship