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Australian Broadcasting Corporation selects AP ENPS for nationwide news system

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2 September 2016 – Techtel today announced that it has been selected by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to supply and support the AP ENPS multi-platform newsroom computer system as part of one of the largest single system technology upgrades ever undertaken in Australia. ENPS will drive nationwide collaboration between radio, TV and online news production through its seamless integration with Grass Valley’s STRATUS video production and Nétia’s Radio-Assist 8 radio automation, and will revolutionise workflows with the ability for journalists to access scripts, wires, media and messaging from the desktop or in the field.

As the authorised representative for ENPS in the region, Techtel was chosen after an exhaustive selection process. “The tender procedure was designed to evaluate all available technology and vendors, followed by rigorous testing and proof of concept phases”, commented David Elsmore, Managing Director at Techtel. “This is truly a milestone event for ENPS and for Techtel as we work closely with other partners and prime contractor Grass Valley on the project”.

Following a detailed design phase, ENPS will be rolled out at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's major news and current affairs facilities throughout the country with over 3000 staff to be trained on the system across News, Radio and Regional divisions. The new roll out will include ENPS 8, ENPS Mobile 3 and ENPS Open API, providing the ABC with the ability to create and deliver content efficiently and across all platforms. “We are excited to be at the heart of the ABC’s news production, connecting the reporter in the field to the newsroom, to the online output, to the presenter in front of camera – delivering on our ‘ENPS anywhere’ promise,” said Paddy Payne, Director of International Business Development for AP ENPS.

AP ENPS 8 enables journalists and content makers throughout the enterprise and across various divisions to easily share and gather content needed to produce compelling news and other programs. The system allows text and media to be combined into stories from the field or newsroom using any device, offering greater flexibility to improve operational efficiency. Real-time updates allow the team to see news wires and amendments to the running order or script changes instantaneously. The ENPS Open API further extends the power and reach of ENPS by providing an easy method to create and deploy custom applications that leverage the data stored in AP ENPS.

ENPS will be deployed alongside Grass Valley and Nétia systems, beginning in August 2016 and will continue to be rolled out across all metropolitan and regional ABC sites over the next couple of years.

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