SHOTOKU USA will focus on robotics at NAB 2018. They will feature their Enhanced ECI Automation Interface an their Shotoko “Smart” Solutions.
Shotoku will showcase a significantly enhanced version of their External Control Automation Interface (ECI), incorporating powerful new features that add a layer of intuitiveness and functionality for the flagship TR-XT Touch Control System. Building on the TR-XT’s advanced features, including pre-set shot recall functionality, the unit now supports full joystick trim control to adjust and restore the pre-sets as necessary, from the automation system or switcher itself.
Shotoko “Smart” Solutions includes the SmartPed Robotic Pedestal, SmartPedVR and SmartTrack. The SmartPed Robotic Pedestal is a fully robotic XY pedestal embraced by some of the world’s most prominent broadcasting organizations. SmartPed addressed the creative and commercial demands of on-air environments with a cost-efficient and high-performance solution.
SmartPed will be demonstrated for the first time ever at NAB 2018. The VR-enabled version of Shotoku’s widely popular Robotic Pedestal is now available with their well-proven and highly accurate built-in VR tracking system which allows SmartPed to be used in all VR or AR environments.
SmartTrack is a highly adaptable camera system. It supports floor or ceiling operation and a range of height column configurations, in both upright and inverted modes. SmartTrack combines the precision and flexibility of Shotoku control systems with a rail-based dolly and elevator column system to provide a unique perspective on any live, multi-camera studio production.