May 25, 2010
Iroquois, Ontario, Canada – Ross Video is partnering with Quest Research & Development Corp. to provide turnkey graphics solutions based on the Ross Video XPression platform. In a press statement announcing the partnership, Brian Olson, business development manager – Xpression, Ross Video said, “We are very excited to have Quest onboard as an XPression partner for branding in master control. “Combining the industry’s best real-time 2D/3D graphics engine with Quest’s 20 years of experience in this highly specialised environment, allows Ross to insure customers will have a ‘shrink-wrapped,’ no-hassle solution for station branding.” Quest provides PC hardware, application-specific broadcast software and a turnkey XPression Bluebox engine as a graphic renderer. Quest acts as a data aggregator, broadcast software solution provider, and a graphics automation company handling all configuration, installation, training and post-sales support for XPression master control branding solutions. “The partnership with Ross is a great way to identify opportunities and promote Quest,” said Clinton Ash, president, Quest Research & Development. “With our experience and Ross Video’s high end product, we can offer our customers the perfect branding solution.” Quest’s software and hardware solutions allow news, weather, school closings, elections, tweets, and sports information to be captured and displayed using Ross Video’s XPression, including single or dual DVE compressions (picture-in-picture) and keyer functions. These enable the use of crawls, maps and legends, radar displays, bugs, snipes, or a complete 24/7 news/weather/sports/info “L-Bar” look.The data is then stored in a robust Oracle database. In addition, on-air layouts application allows the customer to further customise these options.