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Autocue extends QBox functionality with version 5

IBC 2014, Stand 11.F45 – Autocue, the world’s leading teleprompting company, is launching QBox v5, which delivers a five times faster boot time, 60 times the storage, ten times faster rundown transfer, twice as many controller connections, a wider choice of video outputs and genlock capability.


The next generation QBox is a 19” 1u rack unit with an internal power supply and a much wider choice of video outputs including HD-SDI, composite, component, S-Video, and HDMI, plus the ability to genlock the signal. The number of USB controller connections has also increased from three to six, and the number of serial controller connections has increased from one to two, further reducing the need for additional hardware components. 

The hardware specification of the new QBox has been updated across the board, with increased processing power, greater RAM, a much bigger SSD drive and Gigabit connectivity. The resultant performance is a boot time that is five times faster, 60 times more storage and 10 times the transfer speed for loading scripts on to the QBox. 

Rachid Anis, Autocue CTO, comments, “We have given the QBox a complete overhaul, incorporating the very latest hardware technology, to meet customer requests. The QBox is already unique in its field, offering functionality that is a significant step ahead of any other prompting solution on the market. And we intend to keep pushing the boundaries.”


The QBox is a Linux-based hardware device that connects to Autocue’s QMaster prompting software over IP. The QBox generates the video image of the script for the teleprompter. The QMaster application can connect to any QBox, or several QBoxes at once, in any location, giving the user complete flexibility of control across multiple studios and multiple locations. The latest rundown is continually transmitted and saved to the QBox’s internal memory – if the prompting PC or newsroom system fails, the QBox will continue scrolling the latest rundown, independently.

The QBox was launched in 2006 and was a finalist in the IABM Peter Wayne awards. The new QBox is being launched at IBC and will be shipping from October. 

For more information: http://www.autocue.com

Autocue (The home of QTV teleprompters) has been the leading provider of teleprompters to the broadcast industry since their introduction in the 1950s. Today, Autocue has the broadest teleprompter range, with the leading hardware and software product at every price-point. Tens of thousands of users worldwide, ranging from schools and videographers to high-end broadcasters such as the BBC, NBC, MBC, Doordarshan, TF1 and CNN, rely on Autocue for their teleprompting needs.

Head office: Autocue Group, Unit 3, Puma Trade Park, 145 Morden Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4DG, UK

Press contact: Richard Satchell, Tel: + +44 (0)208 665 2992, Email: richard.satchell@autocue.com