Ross releases Ultrix Carbonite, its new software-defined production engine
Ross has announced the release of its latest production platform, Ultrix Carbonite. The new solution combines the routing and AV processing capabilities of Ultrix with the creative capabilities of Carbonite. After the release of Ultrix Acuity in February, the company takes another step with this launch. According with Ross statement, the new unit brings benefits in power consume, space and cooling. Ultrix Carbonite is a solution for mid-size facilities. Any of the three available boards (SDI, IP or SFP) can be installed in available slots and mixed as needed.
Each Software-Defined Production Engine (SDPE) can be installed in either an Ultrix FR2 or FR5 frame and provides up to two Carbonite M/E banks and MiniMEs. That means a 2RU chassis and 1RU redundant power supply frame can provide a complete, multi-M/E production switcher and a flexible routing platform that can operate in either HD or 4K UHD. This space-saving solution eliminates the need for audio processing, framesync and MultiViewer hardware.
“I’m delighted that we are now able to add Carbonite to the new SDPE blade installed in an Ultrix platform,” notes Nigel Spratling, VP of Switchers at Ross. “The combination of Ultrix and Carbonite brings together the best of Ross innovation with an incredibly powerful feature set, directly addressing customer requirements for greater efficiency and improved value. This really is a powerhouse solution and I know our customers are going to get enormous benefit from it.”