Ross is awarded honorary membership of the IABM

This year’s International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM) Annual Business Conference was held in London and the two-day event saw representatives from the industry’s leading companies come together to analyse the state of the market and discuss a range of hot topics affecting the broadcast world.

The event culminated in an awards ceremony which included Honorary Membership of the IABM to John Ross, the founder of Ross Video. On average, only one person wins this award per year, and last year no such awards were presented.

Ross founded Ross Video in 1974 and a number of speakers paid tribute to his impact on the broadcast industry as well as highlighting his technical expertise and principled approach to business. Notable pioneering achievements included the design of the first solid state production switcher, chroma keying on colours other than blue, and transition preview, the design of the modern fader handle, and many other features now implemented by switcher manufacturers around the world.

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