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Echolab intros the Conductor

The Echolab Conductor, a touch screen computer that automates a video switcher, was unveiled for the European market at IBC.

The Echolab Conductor has two modes of operation. In pre-production mode, it can be used to configure the switcher, build sequences, transfer graphics or configure the on-air soft buttons. In on-air mode, the Conductor becomes an extension of the switcher control panel. The touch screen interface features soft buttons that can execute sequences, load graphics, recall ME presets, and communicate with video servers, character generators and other third-party devices.

The Conductor features an array of software tools to automate program elements and build communications links with video servers, VTRs and character generators. With the system's sequence builder tool, users can prepare a complicated sequence of events ranging from operating the switcher to controlling third-party devices — and then, while on the air, launch the sequence with the touch of a single button.

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