Twickenham, UK: 1 February 2012 – Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will launch several exciting new products and developments at BVE 2012 to enhance the prompting process, from professional quality prompting on Apple i-Series products to wireless presenter controls. The developments further strengthen Autoscript’s reputation as a constant innovator in broadcast technology.
Autoscript has partnered with Teleprompting Techniques to offer a professional prompting app for users of the iPod, iPad and iTouch. PicoPrompt is available via the App Store, along with Picoscroll, a free scroll App. Autoscript will offer a scroll control and a connector for the i-Series range.
One of the most beneficial elements lies within Autoscript’s new upgrade to its WinPlus software, the most widely used prompting application in daily usage around the world. The new version of WinPlus now offers the capability for producers to select and send single stories or complete running orders from the broadcast studio to a journalist or presenter’s i-Series device anywhere in the world.
“We have been working on this product for some time to ensure it meets Autoscript’s high standards, and we believe we’ve done it,” said Brian Larter, Managing Director, Autoscript. “In combination with our software the app offers some unique benefits, such as allowing the script to be automatically formatted correctly for the device on location, and giving the presenter more control. With Autoscript’s reputation for quality, we have opened up a truly professional way of prompting on location while still being linked to the studio.”
Autoscript will also introduce the Magno Wireless Foot Control at BVE 2012. With the ever-increasing need for presenters to host news or entertainment shows from various places within a studio complex, this wireless foot control allows presenters to control the speed of the script anywhere within the studio location, without the need to run cabling. Using RF technology on the 400mhz licence free range, the Magno Foot Control will not interfere with any other devices and can be used up to 100 metres from the receiver module. The Magno Foot Control can be seamlessly added to existing Autoscript installations.
Another wireless device being launched is the Smart Combiner Wireless Receiver. As the need grows for wireless controllers, this receiver allows up to four separate wireless controllers to be used in a single studio, and further Wireless Smart Combiners can be added to increase this number.
Larter added, “Our raison d’etre at Autoscript is to offer broadcasters professional quality systems, we do not try to shoehorn in consumer products that do not meet the acceptable levels of quality or reliability that a broadcaster expects and requires. All our developments are borne out of customer needs, from changes in workflows to the ever-increasing demand on presenters to be versatile while not compromising on the presentation.”