Solotech Joins Ross Video With Ultrix-FR5 Technology
Montreal-based Solotech has been providing AV solutions to a variety of different markets for 40 years, and the company boasts a client list that includes circuses, theaters, museums, corporate bodies, stadiums, music arenas, and the world’s top live musical artists. After the announcement of the new Riverside Studios complex in London as the first customer for the Ultrix-FR5, Ross has selected Solotech as customer number two.
“We’ve now deployed our first three Ultrix-FR5s on many major tours, including the Eagles,” notes David Lemmink, Director of Engineering at Solotech. “These systems are hybrid 4K systems utilizing a 96×96 matrix, 6 MultiViewers, gearbox and MADI audio. No other product comes close to the functionality and flexibility of Ultrix.”
“We had already worked with the existing 1RU and 2RU versions of Ultrix,” says Christine Latour, Marketing Director at Solotech. “Through that experience, we’ve come to appreciate the dedication of the Ross design team to deliver a compact, powerful, and affordable package. Because these are deployed in portable flypacks, size matters. It’s really a disservice to just call Ultrix a router because the MultiViewer, audio, and gearbox functions add so much to its functionality.”
Todd Riggs, Marketing Product Manager for infrastructure, is delighted that Ultrix is proving its worth on the road. “We call Ultrix ‘disruptive’ as a platform because it can conveniently replace up to five full racks of traditional equipment,” he says. “In an OB or flypack environment, that means less cabling, less labor, quicker install times and, ultimately, demonstrable cost savings. Ultrix is like a versatile Swiss army knife and I’m really pleased that millions of music fans are enjoying their favorite artists night after night with Ultrix quietly performing in the background.”