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Autoscript at NAB 2009
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009

LAS VEGAS, April 20-23, NAB 2009 (Exhibit #C6026) –
Autoscript, the world's leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, celebrates its 25th Anniversary at this year’s NAB with three major new-technology introductions. All are the result of Autoscript’s ceaseless evaluation of new technologies to further improve its teleprompting solutions, as well as the company’s ongoing dialogue with its users. The introductions include: high-brightness LED (light-emitting-diode) TFT-Plus flat screens for all Autoscript prompter systems; the debut of the compact (5.6-inch), lightweight (one pound) Miniscript portable on-camera TFT monitor featuring all of the standard connectors of larger Autoscript displays; and the MFC-1 Magno Foot Control for magnetic, frictionless presenter-control convenience and long life.
“Autoscript achieved its position as the world's leading teleprompting company with a quarter-century of innovation in hardware and software uniquely tailored to the needs of the broadcast television and professional video industries,” states Brian Larter, Autoscript Worldwide Managing Director. “Autoscript has an unrivalled R&D resource within the prompting market, with expertise in all forms of television production, so it can react quickly to the changing requirements of its users. These latest innovations being introduced at NAB 2009 are all based on direct customer needs, and they feature a parts and labor warranty expanded from one to two years.”
Affordable LED TFT’s
Leveraging recent and considerable advances in LED technology, Autoscript has decided to offer this next-generation illumination technology at no extra cost over its current TFT (thin-film transistor) display range. The move makes Autoscript the first and only manufacturer to do so. LED technology has major advantages for display longevity, performance, reliability, and “green” energy savings.
“The benefits of LED technology far outweigh those of fluorescent back-lit monitors,” explains Larter. “The superior light distribution of Autoscript’s LED TFT-Plus delivers higher contrast levels and an overall picture quality that improves on current technology. The LED unit uses significantly less power than existing TFTs, thereby increasing the monitor’s efficiency, which is particularly important for teleprompter monitors powered from the camera head. Another benefit of LED is virtually instant warm-up to full brightness, unlike CCFLs [Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tubes], which take many minutes to reach full efficiency and light output. As with all Autoscript products, the LED TFT-Plus is purpose-built in-house and packed with prompting-friendly features. It is another example of Autoscript’s continual drive to adopt new technologies.”
Autoscript’s NAB exhibit will include 17-, 15-, 12-, and 8- inch versions of the new LED TFT-Plus monitors, all of which will feature an illuminated control panel for easy visibility in dark studio conditions. To complement this new line of LED screens Autoscript will also introduce a range of lightweight, robust hoods; new Standard and Extra Wide Angle hoods enable quick cleaning and replacement of glass. With improved operational performance, environmentally friendly construction, and a two-year warranty included at no extra cost, Autoscript’s new LED TFT-Plus high-brightness flat screens provide an outstanding return on investment.