Ross Video and Norpak Corporation officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. Norpak will join other terminal equipment vendors in supporting the award winning openGear platform.

openGear is based on an open-architecture, 2RU modular frame, designed to accommodate up to 10 cards. A wide variety of cards are available from terminal equipment vendors supporting the openGear platform, allowing facilities the freedom and flexibility to choose the best technology for their particular applications. Customers are no longer locked into one manufacturer’s frame standard and modules for their terminal equipment solutions. openGear also provides the platform with a control system that allows quick and easy monitoring and control of frames and modules on the network.

“We are excited to join openGear as a leading edge provider of data systems,” says Harvey Barnes, vice president of marketing and sales. “The openGear platform will allow Norpak to better develop solutions that provide more flexibility and choice to customers worldwide. Norpak will be introducing its first openGear data inserter solution at NAB 2007.”

“We are delighted Norpak has joined the openGear platform,” comments Eric Goodmurphy, marketing product manager, RossGear. “In the past year openGear has grown to twelve partners with a solid commitment to deliver state-of-the-art terminal equipment solutions from multiple vendors.”