04.19.2007 05:00 PM
Echolab Introduces Ovation MD Multi-Definition Switcher At NAB
Echolab Corporation, which provides technologically advanced video production switchers and other broadcast tools, introduced the Ovation MD video switcher at NAB2007. The Ovation MD multi-definition HD-ready series is powerful enough to handle fast-paced, live video production and flexible enough to adapt to customers' growing and changing needs.

"The Ovation MD series of multi-definition video switchers is another example of Echolab matching customer responsiveness to superb technical competence," said Nigel Spratling, who takes over as Echolab president May 1. "At Echolab, such a match continues to yield innovative product development. Indeed, we like to think of Ovation MD as a significant step forward in broadcast evolution."

The Ovation MD 4000 series will both support standard-definition video formats and simplify the transition to HD production. Additionally, each switcher in the Ovation MD product line offers the same functionality as Echolab's Opera series, offering full-function keyers on each M/E, downstream keyers, frame buffers, frame synchronizers, and options for partner product control.

Compact and cost-effective, Ovation MD switchers also offer sophisticated optional features like dynamic multi-definition functionality, enabling hassle-free resource sharing across broadcasts regardless of picture format—the switcher takes care of conversions on-the-fly.

As with all Echolab switchers, Ovation MD has an adaptable design built for the future. Ovation MD's uniquely efficient architecture also means the switcher saves power and runs cooler, making for a more robust product with a longer useful life.

"Ovation MD is an outstanding choice for use in a high-end broadcast unit," said Spratling.

More information about Echolab's products is available at www.echolab.com.

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