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InfoComm 2012: Merging Technologies announces Ovation integration

Daniel Gumble
InfoComm 2012: Merging Technologies announces Ovation integration

Taking place from June 9th-15th at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, InfoComm 2012 will see Merging Technologies showcase a TCP/IP based synchronisation mechanism that allows for playback and cursor positioning sync between Timelines and Ovation cues, integrated with Dataton Watchout software.

Via a standard Ethernet connection, sample accurate integration between WATCHOUT video playback and the Ovation cue containing multi-track audio and control information is now possible over standard Layer3 networks. This synchronisation is designed to offer the capability of having a WATCHOUT master providing a reference to multiple Ovations, allowing for remote Ovation sequencers to be placed at various points in a far greater installation if required.

Designed to serve as a key solution for those requiring more advanced audio capabilities, Ovation’s features comprise over 300 tracks of playback, management and treatment of live audio inputs, an internal mix engine with 256 busses and a full range of EQ/Dynamics/processing, control protocol I/O, as well as the MassCore Audio Engine.

Johan Wadsten, product manager for the Ovation Media Server and Sequencer stated: “Combining the video power of the WATCHOUT system with the Ovation’s ability to manipulate audio and control information like no other, has made an unbeatable combination. We are beyond excited to see what the AV community can now create using this solution.” 

Ovation is aimed at providing playback and sequencing for large scale audio productions with an internal mix engine offering control over playback and live input feeds. It is able to manage up to 384 discrete audio feeds into 256 bus outputs, complete with EQ compression and other FX, scene saving and recall, as well as being able to receive and transmit an array of control protocols simultaneously.

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“We’re delighted that Merging Technologies will be demonstrating an impressive audio offering using WATCHOUT,” said Fredrik Svahnberg, marketing director at Dataton. “This is just another example of WATCHOUT’s flexibility and reliability in working with partner technologies to meet the specific demands of large-scale presentations.” Dataton will show WATCHOUT version 5.2 at InfoComm 2012 on booth N1641 with US channel partner ShowSage.

Merging Technologies will exhibit on stand C9849.

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