The latest version of Autoscript’s WinPlus-IP software (v1.12) includes several important upgrades, including the ability to take prompt output directly from a PC as local video or an NDI stream. It can also deploy Autoscript’s Voice speech recognition system with Arabic languages, as well as use a single licence on different installations.
Ibrahim Akkad, Regional Sales Manager Middle East – Autoscript, said: “Voice delivers real-time control of a prompted script simply by speaking the words. Arabic is the official language of 22 countries in the Middle East, where the broadcast industry is significantly growing. This important update brings the power of Voice speech recognition to Arabic speakers, freeing presenters and production staff from dependence on foot or hand controls.” Voice support for Arabic is claimed to be an industry first.
Also new is an optional Local and NDI prompter licence. This allows the prompt output to be taken directly from a PC as either local video output or as an NDI stream, meaning an XBox-IP or IP prompter is no longer always required. NDI integration with Autoscript’s IP prompting workflow enables fully IP productions to produce prompt output video for third-party equipment such as TriCasters and multi-viewers.
WinPlus-IP v1.12 also introduces dongle licence support, allowing licences to be linked to a dongle rather than a PC. This gives users the ability to transfer their licence between different WP-IP installations.
Philip Dalgoutte, Autoscript Product Manager, said: “Dongle licencing allows more flexibility for WinPlus-IP users It’s particularly useful for rental houses with operators out on a variety of jobs each week, giving them the freedom to move operators independently from the prompting PCs. Dongles can also be used for manual disaster recovery.”
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