Ross Video has announced the MBC Group in Dubai, United Arab Emirates has invested in a Synergy 3 MD-X production switcher to upgrade their facility to high-definition.

The MBC Group has selected Salam Media Cast Dubai to supply, install, and integrate the Ross Synergy production switcher. The Synergy 3 MD-X switcher will interface and control Sony’s VTRs and router, and it is also equipped to control the Avid iNews System, and Avid Airspeed for playout and ingest.

“We have had a great experience with Ross switchers in the past, they’re reliable, easy to use, and flexible,” says Omran Abdallah, senior broadcast manager, MBC. “We are confident with our decision to go with Ross for our HD upgrade.”

Ross Video’s regional sales manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Saeid Nejad, says, "We are pleased the MBC group has invested in Synergy Multi-Definition technology for their upgrade. The Synergy 3 MD-X is a great choice for demanding newscasts. Synergy is equipped with a full set of device interfaces making it easy to streamline productions and provides integrated control over the equipment in the studio.”

The Synergy MD/X and Vision series are fully equipped multi-definition production switchers supporting a wide variety of SD and HD video formats. Synergy MD/X and Vision are based on the latest technology in both hardware and software offering a readiness for the future.