Broadcast Beat Magazine 2017 NAB Show NY/SMPTE Special Edition - Page 37

world moves its video routers, cameras, switchers, and other components to IP, studio engi- neers and system integrators would be wise not to overlook that ancillary but critical ele- ment of production, the tele- prompter. For the first time, prompting can include built-in intelligence from software to hardware, which allows each individual system to be identi- fied and controlled by a single operator from a centralized location. At the end of the day, broad- casters and production studios want a seamless IP prompt- ing workflow that combines the connectivity, flexibility, ease of use, and reliability required in the highly competitive environment in which they operate. Thanks to breakthroughs in prompting over IP, such workflows are now possible. Indeed, the new age of IP-based prompting systems promises to have a profound impact on general studio opera- tions, as well as on the nature of prompting itself. Broadcast Beat Magazine • • 37