Octopus Newsroom Integrates Ross Video’s Xpression Graphics into Octopus6

Octopus Newsroom and Ross Video have officially announced a new technology partnership together. The partnership followed successful tests of Octopus6 newsroom computer system and XPression graphics system, which are integrated through the industry standard MOS protocol. As a result of the new integration, users are now able to select templates, edit text, replace graphics, and see full-motion previews of XPression graphics directly in the Octopus6 interface.

‘We always try to offer the most flexible and reliable solution to our customers and we believe that alliance with Ross Video will be very beneficial for them,” says Jan Pulpan, CTO of Octopus Newsroom. “We are very pleased to announce this new partnership and we are looking forward to working with Ross Video on our future joint projects.”

Octopus6 is the latest version Octopus Newsroom’s a multi-platform newsroom computer solution running on Windows, MacOS or Linux. Octopus6 has an installation-free client, centralized updates, and a straightforward user interface. Octopus system has been successfully installed into more than 80 channels including broadcasters such as Al Jazeera English – Worldwide, Euronews in France, Fox Turkey, and AAJ TAK in India.

“We’re very excited to be working with Octopus,” says Brian Olson, marketing product manager for XPression at Ross Video. “As one of the top players in the newsroom computer system business, they have been on our radar for quite some time.  Having an Octopus6-compliant ActiveX plug-in allows us to make the transition to an XPression MOS workflow seamless for Octopus users.”