RT Software Expands Range of Telestration Solutions With Tactic Draw

Real-time live broadcast graphics solutions provider RT Software has added to its Tactic family of telestration solutions with Tactic Draw.

Primarily aimed at content creators requiring presenters or participants to interact live with content using touchscreens or tablets, Tactic Draw is designed for all sports genres as well as newsrooms, elections and light entertainment.

Running on a Windows PC, it can be controlled via tablets or larger touchscreen monitors. It also supports further simultaneous broadcast outputs such as SDI, NDI or ST2110 for onward broadcast or to display on video walls. Compatible content includes video clips, still images, PDFs and live web pages, all of which can be annotated on with the traditional telestration tools such as lines, circles, magnifiers and highlighters live through the presenter interface. Multimedia content with or without annotations can be stacked together and built into stories which can then be safely taken to air live – with further annotation possible while on air.

The product interface can be branded by users and is designed to be easy to use on air, with new features to simplify touchscreen use and setup. As well as being able to recall and interact with web pages or documents from within the touchscreen interface, users can add graphics from the supplied tools palette and create their own stamp tools by dragging and dropping images directly into the palette.

“This is our first new broadcast graphics product release based around the modular Swift graphics engine,” says Mike Fredriksen, commercial director, RT Software. “This means pricing starts at just £1,500 with HDMI and NDI output, but the engine can be upgraded to baseband HD, UHD, HDR in both SDI and ST2110. I believe the affordability and capability of this product means it will become a staple part of many live studio shows”.

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