Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 25, 2009 – Ross Video announced today the New York Mets have invested in Ross live production technologies for the new Citi Field HD control room.
“We did an industry wide search for HD switchers and servers as part of our new control room design, and Ross offered the best feature set and value. Ross understands the unique requirements of stadium productions and provides outstanding after sale support,” said Tim Gunkel, Senior Director, Marketing Production, New York Mets. “The Vision QMD/X Digital Production Switcher, with MultiPanel control capabilities along with the SoftMetal Video Server (SMS) will play a key role in delivering Mets fans the ultimate game day experience at the Mets’ new world class home.”
Citi Field will make its official debut with the regular season home opener on April 13, 2009, however, the new control room will be completed and ready for the full production of two pre-season exhibition games against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 and 4.
“We have had a long term relationship with the New York Mets, and we’re honored to be a part of the new Citi Field stadium control room,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “Vision’s architecture lends itself well to managing multi-screen productions and has proved to be very popular in the sports stadium market. SoftMetal video server technology is fast becoming the stadium standard for clip and graphic playout.”
The new ball park will feature natural grass and capacity for approximately 42,000 fans. A contoured seating configuration will bring spectators closer to the field on all levels to provide optimal sightlines for a more intimate and entertaining experience throughout the park.
About Vision QMD/X
Vision QMD/X provides 4 keys per ME and up to 4 MEs, available in both a small and large chassis. The small chassis, QMD, is a compact 3RU, offering four full 4-keyer MEs and 48 Multi-Definition inputs. The large chassis, QMD-X, offers four full 4-keyer MEs, 6 keys downstream, and 96 multi-definition inputs.
SoftMetal is a line of multi-definition video servers designed for both production and master control applications. They are available in 36 different configurations -18 standard definition models and 18 multi-definition models.
About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications in over 100 countries. Over the past 15 years Ross has grown an average of 20% year over year and currently employs 300 incredibly talented people. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, CrossOver and Synergy Multi-Definition Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, OverDrive Production Control System and XPression Character Generator. News and information are available at www.rossvideo.com.