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Apr 13

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Twickenham, UK, April 13, 2012 Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, today launched the Enhanced Prompting Imaging Centre (EPIC - patent pending), an all-in-one prompter display and on-air talent monitor that vastly simplifies studio equipment and enables easier location prompting, while retaining the advanced features and functions of the Autoscript LED prompter series.

The EPIC effectively allows a single piece of equipment to do the work of two, with an on-air talent screen built into the prompter display that simply flips down to offer the perfect viewing angle. This simplified camera set-up makes installation easier and more practical, particularly when on-air talent monitors are required on location. Cable management is also easier, requiring just one power cable for the prompter and on-air monitor, while ClockPlus and TallyPlus are powered via the 12 VDC from the prompter; the video signal also loops through the prompter. This leads to a reduction in power consumption, with the EPIC able to operate on just 60 watts by using the latest advances is switch mode PSUs. In addition the reduced weight of the overall system reduces counter-balance weight needs, which also broadens the compatibility range for support equipment including robotics.

autoscript-epic.jpegThe combined elements of the prompter and on-air monitor also provide economies of scale and reduction of cost compared to purchasing two separate systems.

Brian Larter, Managing Director, Autoscript, said, “Autoscript has led the way with major developments in prompting for both the scripting software systems and on-camera hardware systems, with industry firsts including prompters compatible with 16:9 camera applications, the increased clarity and brightness of LED prompter displays, and HD-SDI compatible prompters. The EPIC prompter system represents the next evolutionary step to making prompting simpler, both in the studio and in the field.”

Larter added, “We provide a vital connection between the audience and the talent. For organisations that recognise the value of this connection, there is no compromise. This understanding of our customer’s need to maintain that audience connection remains the driving force of our continuing innovation.”

About Autoscript


Established in the UK in 1984, with headquarters in the US and the UK, Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of teleprompters for PC and the i-Series, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and – with its expanding line of intuitive accessories – is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group.

For more information visit www.autoscript.tv

About Vitec Videocom

Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom - innovative products around the camera.

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