11 Mar 2015


Ross Video teams up with Mediatec Asia Pacific from Melbourne, Australia – as the newest Ross openTruck partner. openTruck provides a standardized yet customizable blueprint for a new generation of cost-effective remote production vehicles, and offers partnerships with equipment manufacturers, system integrators, truck builders, mobile producers and freelance operators.

Mediatec provisions video and broadcast services for Harness Racing Victoria with approximately 470 events per year. “Our team at Mediatec knew we needed to find a solution that delivered HD quality broadcasts of the 470 events annually,” stated Owen Davison, one of the principals at Mediatec Asia Pacific. “We decided that the best way to broadcast all the racing events, while still maintaining flexibility in how to use the broadcast equipment, was by building two large outdoor broadcasting (OB) trucks with a new design that would be significantly more cost-effective.”

Given that these two new OB trucks equipped with Ross Carbonite eXtreme switchers, XPression motion graphics, openGear signal processing, and DashBoard system control were a resounding success for Mediatec, they have now began building another two that are more agile, following the openTruck guidelines. This will permit Mediatec Asia Pacific to cover more events around Australia. According to Owen, “At the end of the day, broadcasters need content, and if we can deliver it at a lower cost, then they can make more great quality content.” “The Ross openTruck design enhances the value proposition of our OB trucks and increases the ability to satisfy customers”.


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