Chyron launches WAPSTR and MOS2WAP technology for instant mobile newsgathering

At IBC2006, Chyron unveiled WAPSTR, which allows anyone with a mobile phone to become a “breaking news” gatherer. The WAPSTR software application, running in conjunction with Chyron’s CAMIO asset management and a MOS-compliant newsroom computer system (NCS) allows the easy, speedy ingest of stills and video footage from public mobile phones into the newsroom workflow. This content is then immediately available for transmission to air, the Web and mobile platforms.

Chyron has also announced the second in the Mobile Suite for CAMIO – MOS2WAP. The MOS2WAP option for CAMIO enables broadcasters to easily produce and deliver high-quality mobile news content to mobile phone WAP pages directly from their MOS newsroom systems.

MOS2WAP consists of a CAMIO plug-in that runs on the CAMIO server and communicates with a separate WAP server. News producers use LUCI, Chyron’s MOS ActiveX and simple drag/drop GUIs to build stories, select images, preview and then post stories to air. Changes to the rundown and breaking news stories are instantly posted to the WAP server and images are automatically scaled and converted to compatible formats for display on mobile phones.

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