Southfield, MI, September 9, 2015 – ENCO has developed what is believed to be the broadcast industry’s first iWatch app, giving radio broadcasters in the field connectivity to ENCO DAD automation systems back at the studio. The in-house developed app offers the same control capability as ENCO’s iDAD mobile app, which was release three years ago to streamline live remote and newsgathering workflows.
For broadcasters, the remote control functions of both iDAD and the new iWatch app simplify and enhance remote options via ENCO’s DAD Command Language. These are presented on the app’s GUI through a clean array of user-definable buttons. The differentiator for the iWatch user is a further reduction of clutter; rather than fumbling with a mobile device while conducting an interview or live broadcast, the user can simply press a button on a wristwatch to send a command back to the studio.
“A broadcaster can easily do live remotes and control the automation system from the convenience of his or her wrist,” said Ken Frommert, general manager, ENCO. “It brings further ease of use to the process while holding a microphone, for example, and additionally frees up mobile phones and tablets for other production or communication needs.”
ENCO will demonstrate the iWatch at its IBC2015 Stand (8.A45) through the duration of the show, which opens this Friday, September 11 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. The free app is available for download from iTunes.