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Ross Video to Acquire Norpak Corporation

Ross Video plans to integrate Norpak operations and personnel into Ross’ Ottawa Research Center and Iroquois Facility

Ross Video Limited announced yesterday that Ross Video has entered into an agreement to acquire Norpak Corporation, which is majority owned by Rovi Corporation. The sale is scheduled for completion on September 17, 2010.

Norpak is well known as the manufacturer of Nielsen encoders and Closed Captioning Inserters as well as VBI, VANC and transport stream data insertion products. Norpak has been an openGear partner for the past 3 years and offers a range of openGear compliant data insertion products.

Ross Video plans to integrate Norpak operations and personnel into Ross’ Ottawa Research and Development Center and Iroquois Manufacturing Facility. Ross will continue to sell and service the Norpak product portfolio, which will transition to the Ross brand.

“We are excited to expand our corporate capabilities deeply into the data insertion technology area,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video, “Norpak’s product portfolio and experience in broadcast data insertion will help Ross provide more complete customer solutions and will be a significant benefit to our openGear and other product lines as we move forward.”

“We believe that this transition will be great for Norpak customers. Ross is a terrific home for Norpak” said Michael Dobson, President of Norpak.


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. News and information are available at

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About Norpak Corporation

With over 28 years of experience Norpak Corporation is a leading supplier of TV data solutions to the professional content delivery market. Norpak's products and technology have been adopted worldwide for use by major TV broadcasters, cable TV system operators, satellite operators, content creators, systems integrators, value-added service providers and OEM equipment suppliers.Norpak products address metadata, closed-caption, interactive TV, monitoring and filtering applications and include analog, serial digital, HD and MPEG-TS encoders, bridges and receivers.