Ross Video unveils Kiva live presentation server
As part of the finale of Ross Live | 2020, Ross Video has announced the launch of the all-new Kiva Live Presentation Server, the most recent addition to its range of server solutions.
Kiva is a new media server platform which complements the existing Tria production server and Mira replay server solutions from Ross. The Kiva user interface presents a variety of digital media into venue videoboards, such as real-time video clips, ‘fill+matte’ stills and animations, surround-sound audio, and sponsored adverts. Furthermore, Kiva enables operators to create playlists containing all these different media with flexible playout control. Kiva lends itself to many different production environments: sports, live events, broadcast, corporate studios…
The solution also features a visual picon-based user interface with familiar shotbox-style operations.. The interface is highly customizable, letting operators assign all playout content onto banks and pages of media buttons to simplify playout during each live production.
Douglas Johnson, Product Manager for Video Servers, is “extremely proud” of the new platform. “Kiva will be an excellent addition to any production environment where operator-driven, on-demand media playout is required. We expect to begin shipping next month, and we’ve already had impressive interest from some of our sports and live entertainment venue customers who want to deploy Kiva in their control rooms. For them, Kiva will simplify their live production workflow and will certainly boost the entertainment value of their live shows.”