Ross Video and Algolith officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. Algolith is a leader in noise reduction, de-interlacing, and up/down conversion technologies, and will join other terminal equipment vendors in supporting the award-winning 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.

"Algolith produces award winning pre-encoding noise reduction and image enhancement solutions for the broadcast, IPTV, and cableco market," notes Robert Young, vice president sales and marketing at Algolith. "These customers require a robust platform upon which they can depend. The openGear frame provides this and more."

"We are thrilled Algolith is joining forces with openGear," says Eric Goodmurphy, Marketing Product Manager, RossGear. "openGear is evolving with more partners accepting the platform as a standard to deliver the most advanced terminal equipment solution."

Ian Caldwell, professional and broadcast sales at Algolith comments, "The quality of vendors who have joined the openGear platform provides customers with best of breed solutions in one standard frame making it easier for customers to decide upon and integrate their solution."