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Autocue connect Newsrooms to iPads

IBC 2014, Stand 11.F45 – Autocue, the world’s leading teleprompting company, is launching QMaster Remote, delivering the latest newsroom (or studio) rundown to an iPad in the field.

Autocue’s QMaster software application runs on a PC in the studio and receives continuous live updates from the newsroom computer system (NRCS). With the push of a button the rundown (or script) is exported from QMaster to an FTP or Dropbox account. One further push of a button and the rundown is downloaded to the iAutocue app on the iPad. 

Richard Satchell, CEO comments, “For several years, studios and newsrooms have been using our QMaster/QBox solution to connect, with continuous updates, to a field-based teleprompter. QMaster Remote extends similar functionality to the iPad, making prompting in the field even more portable and cost effective.”

Presenters can mount the iPad to one of Autocue’s lightweight prompter rigs, or use the video output from the iAutocue app to connect to a traditional teleprompter monitor and use the iPad as an edit station and scroll device.

QMaster Remote will be available to existing QMaster users as a low cost, software upgrade. New users can buy it as part of a QMaster/QBox purchase, or standalone as a cut-down, on-location prompting solution.

Autocue’s QMaster/QBox is an IP-based prompting system – the QMaster software communicates with the QBox scroll engine via Ethernet (wired or wireless). This means the QBox can be positioned an unlimited distance from the operator and the PC – so anywhere in the studio or on location, being fed with live, continuous updates from the newsroom system. The video is generated locally (on location) so there is no delay between what the operator sees and scrolls in the studio and what the presenter sees on location.

Satchell concludes, “With these two remote prompting workflows – QMaster/QBox and QMaster Remote – Autocue is the leading choice for remote prompting.”

QMaster Remote is being launched at IBC 2014 in September and will be available to purchase at the show.

For more information: https://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