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Opticomm Expands the openGear Platform

Ross Video and Opticomm, an Emcore Company officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear Platform. Opticomm is a leading manufacturer of advanced video/audio/data fiber optic communication solutions for the Broadcast and Professional Audio/Visual markets.

 “Joining the openGear platform enables our superior fiber transport technology to be proliferated across a well established base of broadcast terminal equipment operators, giving them cross-platform access to Opticomm’s flexible Optiva® transport products,” said Henok Tafese, Director of Business Development, EMCORE. “Being an openGear partner allows us to supply complete end-to-end solutions for our customers, giving them a single source for their broadcast equipment needs.”

“We are excited about the opportunities Opticomm will offer the openGear partnership,” said Eric Goodmurphy, openGear Marketing Product Manager. “This partnership will further broaden the fiber transport offering and enable more choices for our customers, allowing them to pick the best technology suited for their application.”

About openGear

openGear is an open-architecture, modular frame system designed by Ross Video and supported by a diverse range of terminal equipment manufacturers. The platform offers clients the freedom to choose technology from a wide range of products to meet the needs of a broadcast, production, or distribution facility while maintaining a compatible openGear frame infrastructure. The Ross Dashboard Remote Control and Monitoring System and companion SNMP plug-in enables unified control over all openGear cards in a system as well as for openGear to tie in with 3rd party SNMP based systems. The openGear modules offered by Ross include a broad selection of audio and video products for distribution, analog conversion, Up/Down/X format conversion, fiber, switching, keying and synchronization, as well as backward compatibility with a suite of solutions from the RossGear 8000 series.


About Opticomm, an EMCORE Company

Opticomm is a leading manufacturer of fiber optic video, audio and data networking for the commercial, governmental and industrial sectors. Its flagship product is the Optiva Platform, a complete line of transport solutions built to address the primary optical communication requirements of Broadcast/Media, Security/Surveillance, Healthcare and Government/Military customers. On April 15, 2007, EMCORE Corporation acquired Opticomm Corporation to expand its existing portfolio of fiber optic transport systems. EMCORE Corporation is a public company (NASDAQ: EMKR) and manufactures compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets.

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane and CrossOver Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems and XPression Character Generators. 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.