September 02, 2010

Prompting: There's an app for that…

Autoscript is launching a software App for Apple's iOS-powered mobile devices. "We have been looking at how we could use the iPhone, iPod Touch and, more recently, the iPad, in a prompting environment. Although there are a number of very basic Apps in this area, we wanted to offer a system the Autoscript way," explained its Managing Director, Brian Larter.

The new i-Plus App will interface to its WinPlus News or Studio software (or any of the main newsroom computer systems) and allow downloading or transfer of scripts or running orders directly to the device. This means that a WinPlus System could send a script to a reporter on location, anywhere in the world. The App will be available on the App store for download from mid September. Autoscript is also offering scroll controls and lightweight through the lens mounts for the system.

Also coming up at IBC, Autoscript will have enhancements to its LED range of TFT On-Camera units, giving better performance and features, and new features for WinPlus including a real-time prompt preview on a PC laptop, negating the need for a preview monitor.

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By David Fox

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