Autocue, a pioneer in teleprompting solutions since 1955, and a Videndum brand, has announced a radical shakeup of its range of prompters designed to ensure happier talent and more connected audiences. The company has redesigned its entire range placing speed, simplicity, and sustainability at the forefront of its design ethos. The new range includes prompting hardware and software that offers modern solutions for broadcasters, independent production companies; AV/events and houses of worship; or corporate and education facilities.
The Autocue range now comprises three distinct series of teleprompters, each with unique features and advantages. The Explorer Series provides comprehensive prompting packages with simple HDMI teleprompters and professional prompting software suitable for beginners and smaller installations. The Pioneer Series offers broadcast-standard prompting monitors and live editing software with newsroom and PowerPoint integration designed to support everything from live events to local news. The Navigator Series provides executive and conference prompter packages for public speakers.
“Every Autocue product is designed with our ‘3S’ principles in mind: Speed, Simplicity, and Sustainability,”
“With tool-less setup, minimal parts, robust components, and intuitive software, the new range is easy to use and customise for individual productions. And backward compatibility with our previous Autocue Starter, Professional, and Master Series, ensures users can integrate with existing hardware and controllers, making the transition easy and cost-effective.” – Philip Dalgoutte, product manager.
Sustainability is a core feature of the new Autocue range. The prompters are built to last using sustainable design principles, with sturdy and recyclable metal housings, locally sourced shared components, and easy serviceability. The software is continually updated to align with changing workflows to ensure that investment in Autocue solutions remains beneficial for the long-term.
With the Explorer Series, users can breeze through setup and speed up production with minimal parts that quickly adjust for cameras and lenses – no tools needed. Explorer software is instinctive, accepts standard file types and is easy to control with a built-in scroll control or optional USB controllers. For users new to prompting, Autocue’s new video education series provides tips on how to prompt like a pro.
The feature-rich and customisable Pioneer Series offers complete compatibility for live and as-live productions. The prompter hardware is designed with full adjustability to make setting up the prompter faster and easier and includes a selection of video inputs including SDI. Pioneer Software is icon-based with familiar layouts for easy reference and includes integration with popular MOS newsroom systems, as well as NDI output for seamless IP integration. It also has unique PowerPoint integration, which automatically creates a script from the slide notes and gives the option to show slide previews to the presenter alongside the text.
The Navigator Series is designed to be simple and easy to use for public speaking, with conference stands that give clear visibility of the script and familiar software that anyone can use. The Navigator Conference Packages come in two options, Navigator for simple presentations in smaller indoor venues and Navigator Plus, designed for presentations anywhere. Both options include cables, software, and a USB controller to ensure a prompt start right out of the box.
The new Autocue teleprompter range will be available from the end of April and is on show for the first time at NAB 2023, booth C5817.