Ross Video’s Carbonite Delivers at Falls Music and Arts Festival

Tasmanian company, Media Imaging put Ross’ Carbonite Production Switcher to the test in December at the Falls Music and Arts Festival in Marion Bay, Tasmania. Carbonite fed two video screens, recording devices, using almost all outputs.
RossMedia Imaging also used and relied on the DashBoard Control System during the festival – much like a second ME. By assigning Aux, outputs and content, DashBoard made managing content easy as well as system monitoring, leaving panel to control main operations.

“I have always admired Ross products and always wanted high quality multi-view abilities as well as a true HD system which was not PC based,” said Derek Philipson, Director, Media Imaging. “I researched intensively for the features I wanted, needed and could afford, more so how easy it is to upgrade parts and features In the future. In Australia we have a great dealer and Ross support team, so I was able to bounce question after question off them until I came to my final decision. There are many manufacturers out there, but few that can fall into line with Ross. Carbonite is indeed a breath of fresh air from other switchers I have used in the past in many ways!”

Media Imaging’s new Ross Carbonite 1ME, 16 input Switcher is used in a mobile environment and moves between Aurora Stadium where it is used regularly for Cricket and Australian rules football, as well as events outside of the stadium. The Carbonite system and openGear Frame is a very compact system to carry around.

Ross Makes a Pair of Hirings
Ross Video announced that Yevgen Khovanskyi has joined the company as Sales Director for the Russian Federation. Yevgen joins Ross Video from Riedel Communications where he worked firstly as International Sales Manager for Russia, the CIS and Baltic states before helping to establish the company’s Moscow office and taking the role of Sales Director for Russia.

“Ross Video is a company that I’ve always admired,” notes Yevgen. “The company has enjoyed 23 straight years of incremental growth and that’s an incredible achievement given that it spans two recessions. There’s no doubt in my mind that Ross has the right product range and the right philosophy to become the number one player in live production in EMEA.”

“We are really excited to welcome Yevgen to the Ross EMEA team,” comments David Dowling, Director of Sales for EMEA. “He’s a highly experienced sales professional with an enviable track record in the region. This appointment is our fourth new addition to the team in the last six months and, given our ambition for Ross in EMEA, I would expect to be making several similarly exciting announcements over the six months to come.”

Ross Video also announced the appointment of Ron Benincasa as Key Accounts Manager, Central and Southern USA. Ron joins Ross after 23 years at Chyron Hego where he held various positions ranging from Senior Sales Engineer to Director of Sales, North America.

As Key Accounts Manager, Ron will be responsible for driving revenue growth and ensuring that Ross’ superior customer experience is upheld across a select list of key and enterprise level accounts. He will work hand in hand with Ross’ sales team, end users, business partners and adjacent teams within Ross to develop, manage and enhance key account relationships.

“Ron’s experience and customer focused work ethic will greatly benefit Ross Video and our valued customers,” comments Jared Schatz, Director of Sales for Central and Southern US, Ross Video. “Ron will be responsible for managing the relationships for many large accounts, and will be very busy doing so with the large breadth of solutions in Ross’ portfolio. The Ross Video family is very excited to have Ron on board, and feedback from our clients has already been overwhelmingly positive.”

“After watching Ross over the years, I have always admired them,” said Ron. “Ross is a company who has shown consistent incremental growth and development in their product range – while always keeping customer satisfaction as their priority. I am honored to be part of the Ross team and look forward to maintaining the customer relationships I have made over the years in this industry.”

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