08.30.2007 11:54 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
OCTOPUS Newsroom to unveil latest version of newsroom computer system
At IBC2007, OCTOPUS Newsroom will introduce a cross-platform version of its newsroom computer system, OCTOPUS6.
OCTOPUS6 maintains the strengths of the previous version, such as centralized updates, installation-free clients and a clean GUI approach, and adds the ability to run on Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms.
Other major new functions in the OCTOPUS6 system include tabs, single-tap searching, rundown buddy and rundown time markers:
- Tabs order multiple open screens. While users read one screen, other ones may be open and hidden in the background. Navigation between tabs is performed with a mouse-click or keyboard.
- Single-tap searching simplifies data searching. Users simply start typing to initiate the search in the current view. Search words are immediately highlighted.
- Rundown buddy is a window showing sorted and/or filtered views of stories in the rundown.
- Rundown time markers improve rundown scheduling and timing.
See Octopus at IBC2007 in Stand 3.348, or visit www.octopus-news.com.