Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Ross Video undertakes green energy expansion in Iroquois

Ross Video is undertaking a green energy expansion at its manufacturing facility in Iroquois, ON. Ross is one of three Cornwall-area businesses receiving Ontario government funding with nearly $3 million in Regional Development investment. At Ross, the investment will facilitate over 40 jobs in manufacturing, with further positions being created as a result of the company’s continued growth. Ross is investing $15 million in the 55,000 sq. ft. facility expansion to build space for two major production lines in Iroquois. The investment will also help fund the purchase of new equipment, add local capacity for consolidation of operations from international acquisitions, increase production efficiencies, facilitate innovation and expand sales into new markets.  

Dejero and Montreal-based multi-media production company, Scratch Takes, were behind the successful live streaming of a new world record attempt for the highest number of caber tosses in one hour during the 45th annual Montreal Highland Games earlier this month, despite limited onsite network connectivity. Scratch Takes deployed a Dejero GateWay M6E6 network aggregation device during the event, featuring Smart Blending Technology to combine connectivity from local cellular networks providers – Bell, Telus and Rogers – with two allocated SIM cards for each network.

The 6-modem GateWay created a ‘network of networks’ to deliver enhanced reliability, expanded coverage, and greater bandwidth; ensuring uninterrupted live streaming of the record-breaking event to the Montreal Highland Games’ YouTube channel. The games, which saw Jason Baines set a new world record of 161 caber tosses in one hour, took place on the grounds of Montreal’s Douglas Hospital where there was no viable access to fiber, and using a portable wireless router was not an option as it would have had to rely solely on one network for bandwidth. 

Broadcast Dialogue - NAB ShowNAB Show, set to take place Oct. 9-13 in Las Vegas, will require all attendees and participants to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. In a letter to the show community issued Wednesday, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Executive Vice President of Global Connections and Events Chris Brown said the safety protocol “is a positive step in reducing the spread of COVID-19,” with other measures under consideration. NAB says multiple indicators show a strong eagerness among the NAB Show community to return in person, including steady attendee registration. New and returning companies to the Show Floor include Amazon Web Services, AJA, B&H, Canon, Grass Valley, MediaKind, Panasonic, Ross, Sony, and Verizon. While the full conference program is still being finalized, industry events like the Radio Show, Sales and Management Television Exchange and AES Show, are co-locating in Las Vegas, broadening the base of attendees.