June 17, 2024 - Ross Video Team, Technology

Meet RPS9: The Next Level in Live Production by Ross Production Services

Ross Production Services (RPS) proudly introduced the RPS9 — our largest and most capable mobile unit earlier this year. This impressive 40-foot behemoth culminates several years of dedicated effort and innovation. The RPS9 represents a step up for RPS and a significant leap into the future of broadcast and entertainment events.

Designed to meet the demands of modern production environments, the RPS9 has advanced technology and features that set it apart from any other mobile unit. Its expansive size and state-of-the-art equipment make it a powerhouse capable of handling even the most complex production requirements. This new unit signifies our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in live event production, offering unparalleled flexibility, superior quality, and exceptional reliability.

Stephen Repass, Vice President of Ross Production Services, shares the spirit behind this innovation, “RPS9 represents our commitment to not just meet but exceed the evolving demands of our clients. It’s our most advanced setup yet, designed to handle anything from high-stakes sports to blockbuster entertainment productions. It’s the best of mobile productions and jam-packed with the best of Ross.” 

Designed to meet the needs of modern mobile production environments, this unit includes our cutting-edge TouchDrive TD4 control panel, which offers intuitive operation and seamless control. The RPS9 also features the advanced Ultrix Acuity FR-12 switcher, known for its unparalleled versatility and power in signal processing and routing. Complementing these tools is the XPression graphics software, renowned for its robust capabilities in creating stunning, real-time graphics. Together, these components ensure that the RPS9 delivers flawless production quality, regardless of the scale of your project. Whether you’re managing a small studio or a large-scale broadcast, the RPS9 is equipped to handle all your production needs with precision and efficiency.

“This truck has everything Ross could conceivably put into a truck — we’ve loaded it with our top-tier gear, including our latest routers and MIRA replay system designed to captivate audiences with silky-smooth slow-motion replays and game-breaking highlights. ,” explains Logan McDonald Sr Broadcast Production Specialist & Cloud Product Prime.

Flexibility is at the heart of the RPS9. This mobile production unit’s unique design includes a separate audio room equipped with the state-of-the-art Calrec Apollo console, allowing it to manage dual operations seamlessly. This means it can simultaneously handle broadcast feeds and in-house shows without compromising quality. “We’ve already received fantastic feedback from clients about its capability to split operations, catering to diverse production needs within the same venue,” says Lance Bracale, Manager of Broadcast Engineering.

Moreover, the RPS9 has true 4K capabilities, ensuring pristine visual output without needing up-conversion. “The exciting part for us — and our clients — is the multitude of production possibilities this truck opens up. Whether you need different setups or styles, RPS9 can adapt and deliver,” notes Stephen Repass, Vice President of Ross Production Services. This versatility makes the RPS9 an invaluable asset for any production, offering unparalleled flexibility and top-notch performance to meet the evolving demands of modern broadcasting.

With the introduction of the RPS9, RPS is poised to redefine industry standards and deliver a new level of excellence in broadcast and entertainment event production. Whether for sports, concerts, or any large-scale event, the RPS9 is equipped to deliver an outstanding production experience, showcasing our dedication to innovation and excellence in mobile production. At Ross Production Services, we’re optimistic about the difference RPS9 can make. It embodies our philosophy of using knowledge and innovation to help our clients envision and achieve more.

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