CueScript, the developer of professional teleprompting solutions will introduce the CueiT Messaging Centre at NAB 2018, enabling prompting operators to create and send instant text messages or timing information to on-screen talent via the prompting monitor.
This new function of the user-friendly CueiT prompting software allows messages to be fully configurable within the Styles Menu, giving operators the ability to define the message size, position on screen, font, colours and formatting. The messages are displayed on the prompter outputs as overlay, single or multiple messages.
In addition to text messaging, operators can provide time information both in the form of a clock – sourced from a local PC clock or internal/external NTP server – and a timer via the MasterClock RC600 device. The RC600 operator control interface provides a Network Control Protocol that allows for IP-enabled CueiT teleprompter solutions to include an integrated count-up or countdown display for on-air talent that is synchronised to real time.
Michael Accardi, president, CueScript, said, “Our customers have asked us for a simple way to communicate with talent on-screen via the prompting monitor. This could be to quietly alert talent to breaking news, ask them to wind up an interview due to time pressure or relay a reminder of what is coming next. This new functionality within the CueiT software enables operators to add in messages, clocks and timers without disrupting the prompting script.”
CueScript’s prompter range of units and accessories, which are in use by leading broadcasters around the world, will be available for demonstration at NAB 2018.