Autocue moves into monitors and servers19 July 2010
The prompter and newsroom specialist, Autocue is launching its first broadcast monitors and video servers at IBC2010, writes David Fox.
It will have four Grade 2 broadcast monitors in the new range, for use in production and post production. They promise “a competitive feature set” at a lower price. The first models will be 24- and 42-inch monitors with 17- and 32- inch version arriving later this year.
Its first three standalone, Linux-based video servers will offer up to four bi-directional HD/SD channels for simultaneous record and playout and up to 12TB of storage.
This is part of a new strategy by Autocue to extend its reach within the broadcast sector. “These new product areas are a natural evolution for the company and demonstrate the true breadth of our broadcast knowledge, design and development capability,” explained Autocue CEO, Frank Hyman.
“We have a great deal of expertise in the design and manufacture of specialist prompter monitors, so it makes sense for us to take the next step to address other areas of broadcast display technology.”
It has previously offered a video server (QStore – pictured), but only as part of its newsroom, automation and media management systems. “This was received so well that we decided to develop a video server that could be used standalone, as part of any production system,” he said.