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Product Specification

  1. Overview
  2. Specifications
  3. Technical Specifications
  4. Whats In The Box?

WinPlus is a Windows based teleprompting application that works together with X-Box Ultra hardware.

WinPlus is:

  • Easy to load on virtually any computer
  • Completely Unicode compliant to support any foreign language that Windows works with
  • Totally compliant with the most popular NRCS systems
  • Backed by remote support for assistance or training
  • Feature-rich having been refined over many hours of studio use

The choice of newsrooms worldwide, WinPlus News software is an extremely powerful and versatile prompting package. User-friendly drop down menus and configurable display options add to its versatility. The WinPlus News package comes complete with an X-Box Ultra, which provides three video outputs (PAL/NTSC, SDI) and Genlock option. Also included is a configurable 5 button Deskpad Optical Scroll Control (HC-1).

WinPlus News is compatible with all leading Newsroom systems (NCS) including AP Newscenter, ENPS, i-News, Dalet, News Wire/Open Media, Newsmaker, Newstar. MOS Protocol: ENPS, News Works, Octopus and Eidoe Media. (Please call Autoscript for more information if newsroom interface is not listed.)

WinPlus News is laptop compatible. Based on our successful X-Box USB external box solution for prompting, the X-Box Ultra provides enhanced features and capabilities making it ideal, especially for portable prompting. Just plug it into a laptop or PC via the USB 2.0 interface. The video output is standard composite PAL or NTSC and SDI. It runs with exactly the same WinPlus versions that run with the (now discontinued) PCI Prompt Card, no additional operator training will be required. USB 2.0 allows faster response time from controllers. Next & Previous story selection are instant with no lag, faster editing and on screen changes.

The Genlock input can be used as the ControlNet connection for any Autoscript controller (HC-1 Hand Control, MFC Magno Foot Control, WSC & WFC Wireless Hand and Foot Control). This input is self seeking with no jumper changes required on the board. In essence, you can now run 100-150 metres from the X-Box Ultra to a control device or a Smart Combi (SCB) via the BNC that is marked as Genlock.

  • HC-1 Potless 5 Button Desk Top Control
  • External Box which connects via USB 2.0 Port
  • XBox USB Powered By 110v-260v AC, External 12v DC PSU, or Battery
  • In screen, real time, smooth scroll preview
  • 1 x PAL/NTSC Video output, 2 x SDI Video Output
  • 1 x SDI, 1 x Analog Genlock Connections
  • Colour Options
  • Timer Options - Background Clock , Background Timer
  • Background Message Options
  • Presenter Preferences
  • Spell Check
  • Cut & Paste
  • Closed Caption Options
  • On Screen Speed Controller
  • Word & RTF Import and Export
  • ControlNet Enabled
  • Anton Bauer Gold mount option (Xbox Ultra Only)


*Physical Data:

  • Width: 180 mm (7.1 in.)
  • Length: 260 mm (10.2 in.)
  • Depth: 31 mm (1.2 in.)
  • Weight: .1 Kg (2.2 lb)

*Excluding controls and connectors.

Environmental Data:

  • Operating temperature range: 5°C to +40°C (41°F to +104°F)
  • Storage temperature range: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)

Electrical Data:

  • AC power input: 90-260V AC
  • DC power input: 12V DC
  • DC power output: 12V DC, 1A
  • AC power consumption: 0.1A
  • DC power consumption: 1A

Connections Data:

DC Power In Socket: Connector type: 4 pin XLR plug.

  • Pin 1: GROUND
  • Pin 4: +12V DC

DC Power Out Socket: Connector type: 3.5 mm mono jack socket.

  • Tip +12V DC
  • Sleeve GROUND

Serial Connection: Connector type: 9-way D socket.

Data format is standard RS232 voltage levels, 8 data, 1 stop, no parity, 2400 baud.

  • Pin 1: TX
  • Pin 5: GROUND
  • Pin 8: RX
  • Pin 9: +12 VDC

Control Net Connection: Connector type: BNC.

  • Tip: Data
  • Sleeve: Ground

USB Connection

  • Conforms to USB 2.0 standard.

Video Out Sockets

  • Connector type: 75Ω BNC socket.
  • 2 x SDI Output
  • 1 x Analog Output
  • 1 x Analog Genlock
  • 1 x SDI Genlock

Pin Signal

  • Centre Composite Video In (PAL or NTSC)
  • Outer GROUND (Cable screen)

Technical specifications are subject to change without notice.


WP-NXU XBox Ultra SDI Packages Include:

  • XBOXULTRA-SDI: For external box for use with notebook or laptop computers
  • HC-1: 5 Button Optical Desktop Hand Control
  • SRL-C: 9-Pin Serial Cable
  • USB-C: USB cable
  • A5000-5937: Software CD
  • IECUS: AC Cable (USA Only)
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