Out of the BOX thinking27 August 2012
Broadcast Bionics will be showcasing its new PhoneBOX studio talk show system software, which includes extensive social media handling capabilities to bring the internet further into the traditional call-based mix.
PhoneBOX is already a popular choice among broadcasters worldwide. In its latest version, however, it allows feeds from multiple social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google + etc) to be brought directly into the studio and consolidated in the same user interface as telephone calls.
As a result, posts and tweets can be filtered and scheduled for read out. In addition, the studio can respond directly from within PhoneBOX – facilitating a two-way conversation between studio and blogger/tweeter.
PhoneBOX – which now features a redesigned user interface for improved workflow – also links with playout systems to seek out tweets about the artist or track currently playing.
In what promises to be a busy IBC for Broadcast Bionics, the company will also be highlighting its UK distribution role for the likes of Axia, Omnia, Telos, Lawo, Newsboss, Sterlitz and Digigram. In addition, Broadcast Bionics is in contention for an IBC Innovation award as part of a collaboration with TSL, ScheduAll and Miranda to provide bespoke software for Sky News Arabia. – David Davies