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Autoscript debuts evolutionary presenter control
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008

AMSTERDAM, 12-16 September, IBC 2008 (Stand 9.C40e) – Autoscript, the world's leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, is launching the next generation of presenter controls which promise a longer life span than conventional technology.

The Magno Footcontrol utilises frictionless magnetic technology inspired by advanced automotive engineering to overcome one of the main handicaps of existing control devices which use a compression spring mechanism.

Brian Larter, Autoscript Worldwide Managing Director explains: “Even using high quality tension springs and tempering the repeated pushing and twisting action used to work all current foot controllers will inevitably lead to a weakness over time. With a design based purely on magnets there is no spring to break. In fact the Magno Footcontrol is 100% service free.”

The Magno control connects directly with the WinPlus prompter software and features in-built intelligence to allow production staff or multiple presenters to allocate any controller for use at any time and with failsafe accuracy. Using intuitive deskpad keys the presenter can immediately assign specific controllers; view which ones are live; personalise them and enable or disable them. Seated or in a standing position, the Magno is used with equal ease.

Unlike rival technology, the Magno interfaces with broadcast standard coax enabling a hassle-free connection to the studio’s matrix for swift, practical set-up and reassuring reliability.

 Adds Larter: “With the increasing amount of news productions and the need for the talent/presenter to control the prompter we have taken this to the next level of presenter interaction and control, with unrivalled reliability.

 “This is yet another innovation devised from direct customer need and since Autoscript remain the only prompting company to manufacture and develop software and hardware in house we can react quickly to changing needs.”

These new products are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Autoscript's versatile solutions to prompt presentations suitable for all situations and budgets.

Visitors are welcome to stop by the IBC stand (9.C40e) for a demonstration of these products and to enquire about more.

IBC stand number: 9.C40e


 About Autoscript

Established in the UK in 1984, with headquarters in the US and the UK, Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of PC-based teleprompters, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and with our expanding line of intuitive accessories, we are the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information please visit

 Press Contact: Becky Smith
Ellabeck Communications Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)7525100621

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