Artel’s award-winning new SMART OG brings software-defined functionality to the openGear platform

WESTFORD, Massachusetts – December 2, 2021 – Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative real-time media streaming solutions, today announced the release of the award-winning SMART media streaming platform in openGear® (SMART OG). A software-defined, four-channel, auto-sensing SD-SDI / HD-SDI / 3G / 4K-over-IP multifunction gateway, SMART OG is the first to offer the family of JPEG compression engines, including those specified in VSF TR -01, TR-07 and TR-08, on the openGear platform. With SMART OG, users can deploy hardware once and easily change the gateway function through a software update.

“We welcome Artel Video Systems as an openGear partner and the innovation of the company to meet today’s technical requirements with the SMART OG for the openGear platform,” said Bill Rounopoulos, Director of Business Development, Hyperconverged solutions, at Ross Video. “This addition to the openGear platform gives broadcasters the ability to implement the processing capabilities they need today and in the future. “

Winner of the NAB Show Product of the Year award for 2021 in the Hardware Infrastructure category, Artel’s SMART OG offers exceptional flexibility in a popular setting. The gateway connects transparently to the IP network without the need for external network elements. Users only need to install the hardware once and then use software updates to change the functionality of the gateway as needed. This approach to system implementation for broadcast and transport applications saves users time and reduces costs and space requirements while increasing their agility to adapt to current and future technical requirements.

The SMART OG is initially configured for a specific function, but can subsequently be adapted for a growing range of functions such as reformatting or encoding according to JPEG2000, JPEG-XS, SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE ST 2022-1 / 2/5/6 / 7, H.265, IEEE 1588, or other functions yet to be specified. The gateway provides four BNCs for SDI or ASI I / O and two 10GbE SFPs for trunk and aggregation.

“The SMART media delivery platform meets broadcasters’ needs for operational simplicity, flexibility and ubiquity as the industry transforms to IP, and our new SMART OG brings these benefits to many users. of openGear executives, ”said Rafael Fonseca, vice president of products. Management at Artel. “SMART OG adds a new dimension to the openGear platform, which not only accepts cards from multiple vendors, but now also supports software-defined functionality. “

More information about Artel and the company’s products is available at

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About Ross Video

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Ross powers live video productions to billions of viewers around the world daily with the broadest range of high impact, high efficiency solutions and services. Ross facilitates the creation of compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging content for sports stadium screens, entertainment and rock concerts, educational institutions, legislatures, corporate presentations and inspirational content for places of worship.

Ross solutions have impressed the public and the marketing partners of Eurosport, BBC World, SKY, Yahoo! Finance, and the international esports center ESL. Ross offers an unrivaled range of products and services including cameras, real-time motion graphics, production mixers, robotic camera systems, augmented / virtual reality studios, video servers, infrastructure and routers, management of social media, newsroom systems and live event production services. .

About Artel Video Systems

Artel Video Systems is a world-class provider of innovative real-time multimedia streaming solutions serving global markets. Today, most live events in the United States use Artel products to support their critical workflows. Artel’s expertise in IP and fiber technologies spans over 30 years and has made Artel a trusted partner in the development of reliable and standards-based IP infrastructures. Artel’s integrated solutions include precision synchronization, multimedia over fiber and IP, delivery, data networking and OTT systems. Artel is a company owned by its employees. More information is available at

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