Ross Video and BAL Broadcast officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. BAL designs, manufactures, and supplies products for the professional broadcasting industry. The company 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.

“BAL is distinguished by a high level of design capability, and we believe in providing customers with the best solutions,” says Eric Vavasour, technical director, BAL Broadcast. “We are very pleased to be joining the openGear platform, and we look forward to giving customers the freedom to choose the best solution for their broadcast needs.”

Eric Goodmurphy, marketing product manager for RossGear comments, “We welcome BAL Broadcast into the openGear platform. BAL specializes in a wide variety of professional video and audio products that will complement the openGear platform. This breakthrough platform now has 11 technology partners delivering an extensive line of terminal equipment solutions. openGear offers customers more options and flexibility to meet their technology needs.”