Ross Video and Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Form Technology Partnership
With industry focus on high resolution / high frame rate production systems for 4K, 8K, HDR and IP connectivity, collaboration on the design of new image capture devices, production switching and processing equipment will allow the development of a new generation of media production tools.
Common interconnect and control protocols are essential in creating efficient workflows and providing the highest quality results. At the 2016 NAB Show (April 18-21, Las Vegas Convention Center) Hitachi will demonstrate system wide camera setup and control via the Ross DashBoard control system, fully integrated with Ross robotics camera control systems. This is the first result of this collaborative effort and much more is in the pipeline.
The two companies are also members of the ASPEN IP community and will have cameras and production switchers on the show floor demonstrating IP connectivity between capture and production devices.
“In todays environment no company can be an island. Collaboration with industry peers is essential to not only leverage expertise, but also to drive more quickly to the goal of common shared standards and platforms,” stated David Ross, CEO of Ross Video.“Our philosophy has always been to work closely with peers and competitors in the best interest of our customers.”
“The broadcast infrastructure continues to evolve with the proliferation of high-end formats, and the quickly accelerating migration from legacy to networked video and audio systems,” said HITACHI CEO Hiroaki Ohashi. “Common interconnects and control protocols are essential in creating efficient workflows and providing the highest quality results – a challenge that Hitachi and Ross are well-positioned to address given each company’s unique and tireless approach to broadcast innovation.”
Hitachi has developed 4K and 8K camera platforms that will be on the show floor at NAB, as well both Ross and Hitachi will be demonstrating UHD production, and utilizing each others products.
About Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (TSE: 6756), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a company that manufactures broadcasting systems, security and surveillance systems, wireless communications and information systems, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) consolidated net sales totaled 183,632 million Yen ($1,528 million). Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. sets the goal of becoming the top global company in the two areas of "Video and Wireless Network Solutions" and "Eco- and Thin Film Processing Solutions."
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.