Ross Video has completed its acquisition of Media Refinery, the Dutch company behind the 2D/3D high definition character generator and motion graphics system XPression.

As a result, Media Refinery's employees are now employees of Ross Video Europe which will now offer XPression through its worldwide sales force.

“Live graphics will enhance Ross' portfolio of live production solutions,” said David Ross, chief executive of Ross Video.

“The acquisition of a leading edge, live 2D/3D high definition character generation and motion graphics system adds to Ross' strength in providing customers with complete solutions. We will be increasing our presence in European markets as a result of this acquisition. Ross now has offices and development staff based in the Netherlands.”

XPression offers real time layering and animation of 3D models, 2D and 3D text, rendered animations, live video and web content

“We are delighted to join the Ross family,” said Bas Saleh, the owner of Media Refinery. “We have a powerful product that has been well received by key European customers and we look forward to the impact Ross'marketing expertise and resources will bring to the continued growth of the XPression platform worldwide.”

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports products for use in live production applications including video production switchers, servers and character generators.