"Throw away the paper, leave the laptop in the newsroom!" says a rather breathless ENPS, which has developed tech to allow presenters and field reporters to do their jobs using an iPad or Android-based Tablet PC.
The Tablet Story Viewer (TSV) allows presenters and field reporters to read and review stories directly on their ENPS-enabled iPad. Paper copies no longer need to be printed and distributed for studio use, and field reporters can now hold not only their story, but also the full context of the show, in their hand during an outside broadcast.
In live breaking news situations, presenters can quickly refresh the iPad client, and immediately see the latest story updates.
“We believe the ENPS Tablet Story Viewer will give presenters new flexibility while on air, and field reporters new options while covering stories. This is something our customers have been asking about and we think it will gain rapid acceptance in the marketplace,” said Lee Perryman, Director of Broadcast Technology at the Associated Press.
The TSV also automatically stores a full copy of the running order and its stories, providing the comfort of a paper script that presenters and reporters can still hold in their hands, just in case.
The TSV integrates seamlessly with the ENPS mobile client, allowing field staff the additional ability to work with assignments, contacts, search and messaging.
The ENPS TSV works with the larger ENPS Mobile line of products, which include ENPS clients web, as well as for iPad, Blackberry, iPhone, a wide array of other Smartphones. ENPS Mobile provides unparalleled access to newsroom resources for the widest array of users and devices. In this way, when a journalist is finished gathering elements for the story, putting it together is simple. The journalist logs in through the ENPS Smartphone or web client and start writing. No VPN required.
At IBC, ENPS will also showcase the ENPS ‘Digital Publishing Engine’, which enables journalists to publish multimedia content on-air, online, and to mobile devices through intuitive drag and drop integration with existing CMS workflow.”