(Lake Oswego, Oregon--April 5, 2010) Bodelin Technologies makers of the award winning ProPrompter HD mobile teleprompter, will be showing their new ProPrompter HDi, the first teleprompter specifically made for the new Apple iPad and the ProPrompter Presidential, the first live speech teleprompter made for the Apple iPad.|
The ProPrompter App, now optimized for iPad, will also introduce Remote Sync and Presidential Sync as free updates for current users of the ProPrompter App.
Bodelin created mobile teleprompting in 2002 and were the first to create a professional teleprompting App for the iPhone/iPod touch along with hardware released at NAB 2009.
Specifically made for the Apple iPad, the ProPrompter HDi is the ultimate full size mobile teleprompter. No AC power or external batteries needed as the iPad has a 10 hour battery. The iPad has a 9.7” diagonal screen and like the iPhone and iPod touch, can easily be read in bright sunlight. Though the iPad is relatively light at only 1.6 pounds, The ProPrompter design team wanted something secure and created a new camera bar, made of light, yet sturdy, aircraft aluminum, which attaches to the base of Pro, and most, consumer cameras. Next is a custom cut of 16:9 studio quality beam splitter glass encased in a padded frame and set in a high impact ABS hood. The key to the ProPrompter HDi hardware is a specially designed iPad specific bracket to securely hold the iPad without slippage when shooting handheld, jib or with a steadicam. This kit also includes the ProPrompter anti-reflection mask and the new ProPrompter handheld grip with ¼” tripod mount. Setup is about 20 seconds and comes in a newly designed waterproof military grade case. The customer provides their iPad and the ProPrompter App is available in the iTunes App Store ($9.99). The NAB show special pricing for the ProPrompter HDi is $850.
The new ProPrompter Presidential models will come in two DIY kits that will sell for $299 and $499 and two complete kits that will sell for $399 and $699. These use the same studio quality 16:9 beam splitter glass and utilize the same iPad specific bracket to securely hold the iPad without slippage. iPads and App are not included.
An App Store Staff Favorite, the ProPrompter App for iPhone and iPod touch launched in January 2009 is the first professional teleprompting App. Since that launch the ProPrompter App has added four free feature updates plus the new Remote Control feature. For NAB three new features have been submitted to Apple including remote sync and multiple iPad sync and remote.
ProPrompter HDi and the ProPrompter Presidential begin shipping April 12th (opening day for exhibits at NAB) both models will be demonstrated and can be purchased at NAB 2010 in the ProPrompter booth C5237 across the aisle from Canon.
International distributors of the ProPrompter will be offering the NAB special pricing and Bodelin now has stock to cover pre-orders and NAB orders. Previous ProPrompter HD LCD and ProMag customers will be able to upgrade to the new ProPrompter HDi model.
Sneak preview videos and images can be seen at http://www.bodelin.com/proprompter/ipad_remote
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