Ross Video has acquired newsroom automation firm Automated Data Systems

The US-headquartered firm’s main product is EZNews, an editorial platform for script writing, teleprompting and graphics automation.

Ross said it would continue to support the 6,000 users of  EZNews “while offering clients a compelling opportunity to move to Ross’ own newsroom computer system, Inception”.

Ross Video chief executive David Ross (pictured) said: “EZNews is popular among colleges and universities training broadcast journalists for the industry – a very important long term customer base for Ross.

“This is a great step for Ross. We look forward to the opportunity to grow even more into the newsroom market – and also welcoming three new staff from ADS to the Ross mix.”

Click here to read an interview with David Ross in the Jan/Feb issue of Broadcast TECH