Ross Signs Distribution Agreement With Monogram

Ross Video has signed a distribution agreement with Monogram that will see Ross offer the company’s unique modular control surface to customers as part of the range of accessories for Ross Camera Motion Systems.

Creative Console is a highly flexible and customizable control surface that comprises different modules – including the Orbiter module, an innovative joystick and trackball alternative, dials, sliders and control buttons – that can be organized in the way that best suits the operator.

Each module attaches to the others magnetically, enabling operators to mix and match and create an expandable control surface that best meets their own ergonomic needs and preferences.

“Ross has often been asked to recommend joysticks and peripherals to control cameras,” commented Karen Walker, VP of Camera Motion Systems at Ross. “It’s true that we’ve struggled to find a solution that has all of the functionality required. Traditional USB or gaming joysticks are compromised because they rarely have a large enough number of dials or control options for cameras. The great thing about Monogram’s solution is that the control surface can be arranged to the exact requirements and preferences of the operator, be they left or right-handed. The modules all link together in a very robust manner and additional modules can easily be added or removed as applications, users and use requirements change. Monogram’s Creative Console has the build quality and precision control our customers demand, and represents a highly cost-effective complement to our latest range of PTZ cameras and robotic camera heads, giving customers a complete solution that represents fantastic value.”