The Maison de Radio-Canada (NMRC) hub in Montreal has been awarded second place in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Technology & Innovation Awards. The new building, designed to house a staff of more than 3,000, incorporates cutting-edge, end-to-end Media-over-IP infrastructure with more than 400 IP routers constituting the backbone of the network, making it capable of forwarding 450Tbps of real-time media traffic and carrying more than 50,000 media flows. The NMRC’s IP technologies allow virtually unlimited audio/video signal routing infrastructures to be built, significantly boosting flexibility, agility, and production efficiency. The network is one of the largest and most ambitious of its kind. The first CBC Montreal newscasts were delivered from the new facility this week.
Ross Video has been named the first corporate ambassador of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). Ottawa-headquartered Ross, which already had a “designation” as a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC), is being elevated to a new certificate program reflecting high standards for employees dealing with grief, loss, or the illness of a loved one. As an ambassador, they’ll be collaborating with other Canadian companies to encourage them to do the same. Ross Video CEO David Ross says the company believes there’s a competitive advantage to “have the backs of our employees so that they feel supported and in turn have the backs of our customers. People need to feel safe and appreciated to do their best work.”