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Autocue's Year of Good "News" and EXpansion in to Video Servers

Autocue server installation at Rogers Media

Autocue celebrated a number of major newsroom system successes in 2010, including Rogers Media (Canada), Ghana Broadcast Corporation (GBC), and Lincoln and Glamorgan Universities (UK).

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Following a rigorous tender process, Rogers chose Autocue to provide a standard NRCS platform for their ten stations, and rely on their system 24/7. GBC needed an integrated newsroom, transmission and media management solution to replace a manual operation – Autocue provided modules to handle everything from NRCS, through low-res browsing, shot-selection, news/ transmission playout, to complex media transfers between tape decks, servers, central storage and long-term archive. The universities wanted an end-to-end system from a single supplier at a reasonable cost. Autocue’s CTO Neil Hutchins said, “These new customers demonstrate the scope and flexibility of Autocue’s newsroom and automation products – we have been able to meet all of these different requirements from our single product range.”

Autocue also launched a range of standalone, linux-based video servers at IBC 2010, providing flexible and cost-effective ingest, storage and playout functionality. Neil Hutchins said, “We were originally asked to provide a video server as part of a complete workflow solution for a university. We saw a great opportunity to offer more ports, more storage and more flexibility at a lower cost than existing devices, and have now developed a uniquely different server solution.” The servers feature bi-directional, HD/SD, analogue/SDI ports with a range of storage capacities and are already shipping to customers around the world.

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About Autocue

Autocue and QTV (in the Americas) have been serving the broadcast industry since the 1950s. They are the only company to offer the television industry a single solution for lighting, camera support, teleprompters, newsroom, scripting, automation, media management, video servers, and broadcast monitors. Autocue is known worldwide for its service and dependability, serving such prestigious clients as the BBC, Bloomberg, NBC and CNN. Autocue’s prompting solutions are compatible with all newsroom systems on the market and are used all over the world by broadcasters, production professionals, government facilities and corporate producers.

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