Echolab to Debut Nova1700 at IBC2004

Echolab--the Billerica, Mass.-based company that is now under new management--will debut its new broadcast standard switcher at IBC2004 this September in Amsterdam.
The Echolab Nova1700 developed its base platform around single chip technology. The switcher's engine is a single Xilinx Virtex-II pro.

The chassis is 4RU which a 7.2 inch rack depths and weighs 8.2 pounds.

Users can download software upgrades from Echolab's Web site. They can load and save their preferred settings via Compact Flash, and Ethernet 10/100 will provide full port interconnectivity to other studio equipment. Standard features include 16x16 I/O with times outputs and multiple feed options, two on-board DVEs, a library of organic wipes and the new Echolab CK4 on each keyer.

The Nova1700 is designed for mid-range education, government and religious facilities as well as cable networks. The switcher is CE compliant and PAL ready.

Echolab will be in Booth 10.319 at IBC2004, Sept. 10-14. For more information, visit