OCTOPUS Newsroom, ToolsOnAir in tech partnership8 September 2011
Following successful tests of OCTOPUS Newsroom’s OCTOPUS6 newsroom computer system and ToolsOnAir’s just:live video production tools, the two companies have announced the formation of a new technology partnership.
The OCTOPUS6/just:live integration was introduced at the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas. Since then, the relationship has resulted in the development of a highly generic MOS gateway that is easy to install and provides perfect integration with the OCTOPUS platform.
The new partnership offers a complete news production on MacOS X which, they say, is ideally suited to small channels or channels with standard workflow.
“We are proud to announce the integration with OCTOPUS Newsroom,” said Gilbert Leb, ToolsOnAir’s VP of sales. “It’s been on our product development roadmap for some time now, and we’re all very pleased with the results.”
“We are very pleased to see our newsroom system integrated to another Mac-based product,” said Jan Pulpan, director of sales and engineering at OCTOPUS Newsroom. “It is particularly great to see that ToolsOnAir’s integration implements more than just a standard MOS workflow. It provides complete integration of Final Cut Pro into the production chain using the OCTOPUS NLE plug-in. It also provides access to ToolsOnAir’s graphics features to all journalists in the newsroom. Journalists can position CGs using low resolution versions of finished clips. ToolsOnAir and OCTOPUS have prepared one of the best and most complete integrations available.”
The integration will be shown at this year’s IBC on stands 7.H32 (ToolsOnAir) and 2.B19 (OCTOPUS Newsroom).