Ross Video acquires Automated Data Systems (ADS)

Ross Video has taken another step into the newsroom market with the acquisition of Automated Data Systems (ADS) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. ADS is best known for EZNews, a newsroom editorial system used by television journalists to produce newscasts, and includes features like script writing, teleprompting and graphics automation. Ross will continue to support the EZNews product while offering clients an opportunity to move to Ross’ own Newsroom Computer System product, Inception.

EZNews is popular among colleges and universities training broadcast journalists for the industry – a very important long term customer base for Ross,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video. “We will also continue to support EZPrompt, a low cost Windows-based teleprompting software system with over 6,000 customers. This is a great step for Ross.  We look forward to the opportunity to grow even more into the newsroom market – and also welcoming three new staff from ADS to the Ross mix.”

“This is an exciting step for everyone at ADS, and I look forward to transitioning EZNews and our ADS customer base over to Ross,” said Bill Sacia, former President of EZNews. “We bring with us a wide range of experience in journalism, broadcast management, computer system sales and support, and software development – the perfect fit for Ross and the Inception product line.”

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