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BVE North 2012, Stand E8 (Vitec Videocom stand)

Twickenham, UK: 18 October 2012 – Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, will bring the award-winning E.P.I.C. (Enhanced Prompting Information Centre) to BVE North 2012, in its first presentation to a UK audience. The leading professional teleprompting brand also brings a range of its innovative accessories to Stand E8 of the Manchester show.

The E.P.I.C., a unique all-in-one prompter display and on-air talent monitor, has received wide acclaim from leading broadcasters worldwide since its launch at NAB 2012. It has been designed to simplify studio equipment, reduce power consumption and enable easier location prompting, while retaining the advanced features and functions of the Autoscript LED prompter series. The E.P.I.C. also solves the major operational problem of using on-air monitors; it has eliminated the extra mounting bracket, thus there is no longer restriction on the camera tilt range.

Simon Clark, Head of Sales and Support EMEA, Autoscript, said, “Autoscript had a very successful time at BVE North last year, so we’re very pleased to unveil the E.P.I.C to the UK audience in Manchester. The reception the E.P.I.C has received so far is overwhelming, and it is further validation of our constant aim to design and develop products that meet the real-world needs of global broadcasters.”

Visitors to Stand E8 will also see Autoscript demonstrate two new and improved controllers for the first time in the UK.

The handheld RAT (Receive and Transmit) controller features a new RF module, enabling it to use more channels, and the physical size has been reduced to make it more comfortable for the presenter/talent. In addition the popular HC/1 five button deskpad control panel has also undergone a redesign, employing a Hall effect sensor to give even greater longevity and absolute prompt control. Autoscript has also improved the aesthetic look and feel of the HC/1 in response to the growing numbers of these units being used by presenters on the studio floor, in order to fit better with modern studio design.