Announcing Carbonite Black – The Next Generation Production Powerhouse

Introduced in 2011, Carbonite quickly established itself as the world’s most popular mid-size production switcher with 1000’s in daily use today. Carbonite changed the production industry by setting a new price / performance standard that other manufacturers are still trying to emulate.

Now in 2015 Ross is very proud to introduce the next generation of Carbonite. Carbonite Black is designed of course from the original Carbonite, but with more I/O choices and production power. The 3ME Carbonite Black was unveiled at NAB 2015 to an incredible reception (and orders), and at IBC2015 the entire Carbonite family is being re-launched with new panels and features while retaining its incredibly affordable price point.

“Carbonite Black is a logical progression,” states Nigel Spratling, Marketing Product Manager at Ross Video. “Users simply love their Carbonite’s and the continuous feature updates we provide. Carbonite Black is the next generation of Carbonite designed upon this incredibly solid platform.” Spratling continues, “the new Carbonite Black family includes those processing engines that users are already familiar with, but adds choices for additional I/O and production power. In addition we have completely redesigned the entire control panel range to combine the ease of use and operational familiarity with a sexy and stylish new look that users will be proud of.”


There are 6 new Carbonite Black panels in 1, 2 and 3 ME row layouts with 16, 24 and 32 source buttons. The new Carbonite Black 2RU frame provides an impressive 36 x 22 I/O as standard and can be equipped with 2 or 3 MEs.

Carbonite Black is a key part of the new Ross production solutions and fully integrates with the new XPression Trackless Studio virtual set system. Carbonite now becomes the control surface for trackless virtual sets powered by XPression, and of course fully controls the XPression Clips production server for instant video playback. The new Ultrix compact routing platform provides seamless integration of HD and 4K quad link or 12G single links with the Carbonite I/O. Add to this to new media encoders for streaming or contribution, plus camera robotics, automated production, and newsroom systems, and you have a fully functioning – very high quality production system that is scalable and affordable – all completely integrated with the customizable DashBoard Control System.


About Ross Video
Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.

Relentlessly innovating, Ross Video delivers the world’s widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, robotic camera systems, social-media management, production switchers, routers, infrastructure products, video servers, newsroom systems, terminal equipment and more.
Ross products and services are designed to offer the best system integration and unmatched customer choice by both working together seamlessly and integrating tightly with third-party solutions.

Ross Video has offices around the world, and provides outstanding, free-for-life telephone support staffed by technical experts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—even for products bought on eBay. Ross employees are authorized to rent helicopters when necessary.