NAB: Ross Video Acquires Another Robotic Camera Company

Cambotics is a robotic camera systems company based in Escondido, Calif.
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Cambotics is a robotic camera systems company based in Escondido, Calif.

Ross Video, which produces products for live broadcast and video productions, has acquired its second robotic camera system within two months of purchasing its first camera robotic manufacturer.

On April 15, 2012, Ross announced the purchase of Cambotics—a robotic camera systems company based in Escondido, Calif.—at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Cambotics is added to the recently established Ross Robotics division, which includes Furio Robo and Furio RC systems, according to the company.

The Ross Robotics division includes FX-Motion, a robotic camera systems company based in Brussels, Belgium that Ross acquired in February 2012.

Ross “already had the widest portfolio in different types of technology of any company in the world for camera robotics,” said David Ross, CEO of Ross Video. “This acquisition, coupled with the acquisition of FX-Motion earlier this year, now establishes Ross as a world leader in studio camera robotics systems,” he said.

Founded in 2005, Cambotics produces studio camera automation technology, manufacturing automated heads and pedestals, Ross says. The Cambotics products will become the CamBot Series within Ross Robotics. The CamBot Series are robust, durable and precise studio workhorses, distinguished by their ability to accept industry leading payloads, up to 200 pounds on the 700 Series pedestals, according to the company.

The Robotics family already works with Ross’ existing products including OverDrive Automated Production Control System, Vision Production Switchers and XPression Graphics. Having a full array of production offerings uniquely positions Ross to provide customers a more complete solution and the opportunity to advance the state of the art in live production technology.