Autocue and NewTek: teleprompting over IP at IBC 2016

Autocue and NewTek demonstrate in Amsterdam the benefits of using NewTek NDI over an IP based workflow. No cables in a solution instantly available across the network.

Autocue and NewTek: teleprompting over IP at IBC 2016

Autocue and NewTek demonstrate the benefits of NewTek Network Device Interface from opposite ends of the exhibition show floor at IBC 2016, a solution allowing to reduce costs and create better connections.

Autocue, the world’s leading teleprompting company, will collaborate with NewTek to demonstrate the interoperability between NDI-enabled applications and devices at IBC 2016 in RAI, Amsterdam. The two broadcast industry leaders will connect and run the popular QStart teleprompting software from the Vitec Videocom booth, 12.E65, to the NewTek booth, 7.K11, at opposite ends of the RAI Exhibition Center, approximately a ten minute walk away.

Autocue’s QStart is downloadable entry-level teleprompting software based on the renowned QMaster software that is used for leading broadcasts and public events around the world. The demonstration at IBC will illustrate the power and flexibility of IP workflows thanks to QStart’s integration with NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI), which will make it recognizable as a source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices, such as a TriCaster, connected to a standard Ethernet local area network.

“NDI allows video and audio sources to be shared bi-directionally across a network, and integrating the technology into QStart enables productions to include the teleprompting feed as a source” explained Robin Brown, Product Manager for Autocue.

“This allows a great deal of flexibility in the broadcast environment and clearly shows the benefits of an IP based workflow. One of the most obvious benefits is that it now removes the need for the computer running the teleprompting software and a TriCaster to be physically connected, which enables the teleprompter operator to be positioned in any location with a network connection.  For example, it may be more convenient to position them in the studio rather than in the control room. In addition, users can choose to connect their teleprompters to either system – making use of a larger number of outputs.”

Joining the industry’s largest IP ecosystem of products and the rapidly expanding number of companies enabling IP-based customer workflows, Autocue’s integration with NewTek’s royalty free NDI technology represents a potential cost savings for users as it eliminates the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs and infrastructure upgrades while turning every source into a destination that is instantly available anywhere on the network.

“Software-driven IP workflows are quickly becoming universal in video production,” said Michael Kornet, executive vice president of Business Development for NewTek. “NDI-enabled applications like QStart teleprompting software exponentially increase the video sources available for live production creating efficiencies and opportunities for customers that did not previously exist. We are delighted to be able to offer QStart free of charge to NewTek customers visiting the NDI store and help them to extend the advantages of using NDI, the most widely adopted IP technology on the market.”

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