Echolab to Debut MegaKeyMD at NAB 2008

Echolab Corporation, a provider of professional
video production switchers and broadcast tools, released the MegaKeyMD, a powerful clip player, mixer, and keyer that can serve as a
networked storage device for animated graphics and video clips. The MegaKeyMD
adds greater flexibility to live productions at an attractive price point. It
brings more power to a smaller switcher, providing valuable mixing and keying
capabilities without the expensive price tag required by an investment in a
larger switcher.

“MegaKeyMD is designed to give switcher operators more
freedom in mixing video for live events and live broadcast productions,”
said Echolab President Nigel Spratling. “In addition to providing
convenient graphics and clip storage, the system acts like a miniature M/E
bank, simplifying creation of compelling visual elements and supporting the
output of multiple independent feeds mixed for different purposes or

Echolab’s new MegaKeyMD accepts both HD and SD inputs and
features a two-channel internal mixer and internal linear keyer to support
playout of dynamic video clips. The system is fully integrated with Echolab’s
Overture switcher series to support complex animated transitions through the
switchers’ Stinger™ feature. MegaKeyMD may also be used with Overture systems
as an additional downstream keyer or mixer on any output.

The MegaKeyMD system is ideal for live events in which a
video backdrop is being created independently of the main switcher output and
for live productions requiring multiple branded outputs. Echolab will be
showcasing the MegaKeyMD for the first time at the 2008 NAB Show.

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