O’Doherty’s Audio Visual Productions purchases Echolab switcher

July 2, 2007

O’Doherty’s Audio Video Productions, based in Dublin, Ireland, is using the Nova 1416 switcher from Echolab for its new 26ft production truck. The all-digital OB1 truck will travel almost 2500 miles a month for the next few months to capture the action at 16 racetracks spread across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The Nova 1416’s size (5RU) and format flexibility were key to O’Doherty’s purchase. The production switcher offers a frame buffer that allows O’Doherty’s to store the individual racetrack logos, 16 routable aux outputs that provide distinct SDI camera feeds, and flexible upstream and downstream keyers.

At the heart of the Nova is Echolab’s system-on-chip architecture, making the switcher fault tolerant and easy to upgrade. It also features the company’s Identity 4 control panel, making it easy to operate.

O’Doherty's has served the horse racing industry for half a century. The company’s OB1 truck feeds content to SIS, ATR and RTE for broadcast around the UK and Europe. The A/V company also provides owners, trainers and jockeys with same-day DVDs and VHS tapes of races.

For more information, visit www.echolab.com.

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