LiveToAir PRO Controller:
The Controller system provides the interface for operating the entire LiveToAir PRO solution. It allows you to add on-boarded guests to any of up to 48 channels, and then dynamically assign any of them to 6 'Open Mic' slots. These Open Mic slots each have their own dedicated NDI® feed, streamlining production access to those actively speaking. Guests assigned to these slots will receive an automated mix-minus audio feed, while everyone else will receive the standard 'Program' audio feed. All remote guests will receive a common video feed sent from the studio.
Limiting the number of simultaneous speaker slots to 6 while allowing them to be easily reassigned provides several benefits:
- The distracting 'background noise' of everyone being live is greatly reduced
- You can more easily manage the flow of the conversation while still offering a way for everyone to speak
- Production switchers that have fewer inputs can still be used with large numbers of participants
The Controller interface also displays responses from all of the interactive features of LiveToAir PRO. When a guest does a 'Raise Hand' or signals 'Agree/Disagree', that response immediately shows up on one of the two displays attached to the system. If you are using touch capable displays (the Controller system is fully touch-enabled), just tap on the response to select the associated guest, and tap on one of the 'Open Mic' positions to add them to the conversation.
For Quizzes and Polls, all guest responses will be displayed in real-time, and the details of both the question and responses dynamically updated in an XML file. This file can be accessed by many graphics packages to display the results as lower-3rd's or other graphical overlays.
The LiveToAir PRO Controller can be ordered in a tower or 4U rackmount form factor. (While touch-enabled, the dual monitors needed for the system should be ordered separately.) The Controller system comes bundled with a separate LiveToAir PRO 8-Channel Server. This package will begin shipping in August for $14,999[US]*.
*Excludes taxes, customs/government fees and duties, and international shipping charges. Prices in some international locations may differ.