Echolab Introduces Ovation MD Multi-Definition Switcher At NAB

April 19, 2007
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.

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