Autoscript has launched Intelligent Prompting – claimed to be the broadcast industry's "first" completely IP-enabled teleprompting solution.
The new product will be debuted at NAB 2017, where Autoscript will showcase Intelligent Prompting in an end-to-end teleprompting workflow designed to deliver the connectivity, flexibility, ease of use, and reliability critical for modern broadcast operations.
"Until now, prompting systems have relied on USB, video, and serial cables to connect the controller to the prompting engine and deliver prompting output to the monitor. Our customers needed a seamless IP prompting workflow for today's evolving broadcast environments," said Robin Brown, product manager at Autoscript.
"With Intelligent Prompting, our engineers have redesigned each component within the prompting system around an IP-enabled workflow that's both reliable and flexible. Plus, we've created a scalable architecture that supports users at any stage in their transition to IP."
Intelligent Prompting avoids the use of video-over-IP and ensures that much less data is sent over the IP network. The intelligence needed to generate the script has been incorporated inside every Intelligent Prompting monitor, designed to enable the monitor to produce the video output directly. Each monitor remains in constant communication with the master application, ensuring ongoing, perfect synchronization and easier operation. This Intelligent Prompting workflow removes the traditional scroll box from the operator position, which means there are no signal routing considerations, no A/B switches required for failover scenarios, and no video standards issues.