September 20, 2015
Talk to anyone in the know about Ottawa’s tech scene, and you’ll inevitably hear the line “… and don’t forget Ross Video.” The 580-person firm makes hardware and software for live TV production, including switchers, graphics and robotic cameras. Its broadcast customers include Shaw, NBC and Univision, and its mobile productions unit produces sports events for ESPN, NBC and Fox. Ross equipment and systems have even been used to make graphics for the Super Bowl, the Oscars and Grammys. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Ross would win an Emmy for its signal processor technology. The company's revenue is in the $150-million range and growing by an average of 18 per cent over the past 23 years. "When we start doing that globally, we can easily grow another 10 times larger." said CEO David Ross.
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