Coventry University chooses Ross Video for newsroom solution

Coventry University has become the first further education institution in the UK to deploy an end-to-end Ross newsroom solution in its production studio – ‘The Tank Studio’ – operated by The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and School of Media & Performing Arts.

Coventry University has worked for a number of years with Ross Video Gold Preferred Partners Altered Images and has gradually built up a suite of Ross products, including the Carbonite production switcher, XPression graphics, NK routers, infrastructure and glue products, culminating in the decision to choose Inception News – Ross Video’s newsroom control solution.

Commenting on the Inception deployment, Shaun Smith, Senior Technician & Skills Instructor for The Tank Studio, points to the quality of support received as a key differentiator. “As ever, we received expert, relevant advice and support during our research on what we wanted to achieve with an NRCS. We looked at what was available on the market, but we already have other Ross Products that integrate seamlessly with MOS Workflows, such as XPression Graphics, so Inception was the clear choice.

“I have been getting great feedback on the system from our learners; it has streamlined our newsroom workflow and allows our students to get relevant real-world experience. It’s opened them up to experiencing truly collaborative workflows and has been instrumental in introducing them to editorial approval practice. Back end administration is easy to implement with a friendly UI. The Backbone infrastructure was well planned and implemented by the experts over at Altered Images and Ross Video who offered in-house technical training”.

Tim Cunningham, Senior Development Manager at Altered Images notes “it has been most rewarding working with the great guys at Coventry, we have been able to advise and design a complete workflow, incorporating the seamless infrastructure that the Ross choice made possible, this newsroom has had a fantastic response from the students, which is great for all of us”.

Oscar Juste, Director of Sales for EMEA, is pleased to see Coventry deepening its relationship with Ross. “We regularly talk about the impact of the Ross ecosystem, and how our products can be combined together to form powerful solutions that simplify operations and improve efficiency. Coventry University has experienced this first hand, and it’s telling that they have now entrusted Ross with their full newsroom workflow. Many of the next generation of newsroom broadcasters will have honed their skills on Ross equipment and we’re very proud of that fact and our association with the team at Coventry”.   

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