AVE Installs Ross Carbonite Switcher


AVE Pty Ltd has expanded their production power by adding Ross’ Carbonite production switcher in their Outside Broadcast vans.

An independent television production house based in Artamon, Australia, AVE Pty Ltd produces over 250 hours of television content annually in Australia and internationally. The addition of Ross’ Carbonite 2M-24 Multi-Definition production switcher provides AVE the necessary tool to meet the growing production needs on their sports productions – which include ‘Speedweek’ and ‘Inside Speed’.

“The Carbonite’s 24 input channels and eight configurable outputs allow us to meet the changing needs of our production locations. The built-in MultiViewers have cleaned up a lot of cable mess and Carbonite’s internal media stores make adding billboards a breeze. Our clients are very impressed by the additional production power that we can now provide them”, says Peter Bell, AVE Owner. “Additionally, we’ve added Ross’ XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System which complements Carbonite, allowing us to offer the graphics ‘look’ that our clients want to achieve.”


“We knew Ross Switchers were good,” continues Peter Bell. “We previously owned a Ross Synergy 1 and it never let us down in our 10 years of use. We still have the redundant power supply in its original box, as we never needed it. We are happy with our experience with Ross and we are happy to recommend Ross Carbonite Switcher to anyone.

“Carbonite is an incredibly powerful switcher, particularly at its price point”, explains Nigel Spratling, Business Development Manager for Production Switchers at Ross Video. “Now that AVE are adding XPression Graphics, they have all of the production capabilities normally found in much larger and expensive systems. I am confident that AVE’s clients will be very happy with the results.”


About Ross Video
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.