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Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya Chooses Ross Synergy

Iroquois, ON, Canada – August 13, 2007 – Ross Video today announced the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel has chosen the Ross Synergy 2 SD and Synergy 100 SD Video Production Switchers to be installed in the Sammy Ofer School of Communications.

Onset Systems Engineering will handle installation and integration of the Ross Synergy switchers, and they have been involved in a consultancy and system design capacity since the conception of the project in early 2006. The first TV production is planned for the end of August 2007 with the continuation of a second phase that includes installation of a dedicated control room for a virtual studio utilizing a Ross Synergy 100 SD switcher.

The Sammy Ofer School of Communications was established to prepare students to play an active role in the world of modern communications. The school has made every effort to create a productive and supportive learning environment that is unprecedented in Israel, so students can learn both the theory and practical skills of production across multiple media platforms. The recently completed facility includes 6,000 square meters of lecture halls and studios equipped with the world‘s most sophisticated communications and teaching technologies. Students will have access to nine studios, an entire wing of editing rooms, and computer labs.

“Ross Synergy technology will allow students to learn and experience a true live production environment,” said Jody Dresner, Managing Director of Onset. “All broadcasting and production activity can be controlled from the main production room, which also is equipped to interact with interviewees and audience members in other parts of the world. This facility has many broadcasters envious because of the leading edge technology available to the students.”

“We are very pleased Ross technology will be implemented in this state of the art educational facility,” said Sharon Quigley, Manager, International Sales EAIME, Ross Video. “Students learning the foundation of live production with Synergy will gain the experience needed to succeed in a professional career in broadcast production.”

The Synergy standard definition series of digital production switchers are multi-purpose switchers used to work in virtually any live production environment. The Synergy line is a family of production switchers using a common hardware and software base. It is easy to upgrade to a larger model by adding more processing boards into the rack frame and swapping in a larger control panel. Synergy offers a complete growth path to HD with the MD/X and Vision lines of digital production switchers.

About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in broadcast, distribution, live event, and production applications. Ross products are used to produce and distribute video and audio signals in over 100 countries daily. Ross‘ award winning product line includes the Vision, Synergy SD, and Synergy MD/X Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, and the OverDrive Production Control System. News and information are available at www.rossvideo.com.

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