Ross Redefines Midsize Production Switchers with Carbonite Ultra
Ross Video recently launched Carbonite Ultra during this year’s IBC Show. Carbonite Ultra is built on an entirely new 1RU hardware platform with 240 percent more processing power than the original Carbonite. The 24-input, 14-output Carbonite Ultra rack starts at only $10,900 USD. This production switcher can be configured with 1-3 MEs, 2-4 16-window multiviewers, frame syncs and format converters on all inputs and processing and colour correction on all inputs and outputs. Furthermore, Carbonite Ultra follows Ross Video’s software defined production philosophy, meaning more features will be introduced via free-of-charge software updates and new software-licensed functions, yet to be announced, will take Carbonite Ultra beyond a production switcher. In fact, Carbonite Ultra’s next software release will unlock 12G/UHD support for 2ME and 3ME systems.
Carbonite Ultra replaces the original Carbonite series of switchers which includes Carbonite, Carbonite Plus and Carbonite MultiMedia.
Commenting on the launch, Nigel Spratling, VP of Production Switchers and Servers, points to Carbonite Ultra as yet another important Ross innovation. “Built on a great tradition of groundbreaking technology, reliability and value for money, the Carbonite Ultra takes midsize production switcher performance into a different orbit. I am incredibly proud of what our Design Team have managed to achieve”.