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picoSmartStart is a quick start routine which enables script to be accessed from a remote FTP server and prompted with just three screen touches.  The following are the settings required to set this procedure up.

The settings below must be set to ON. Other settings should not affect picoSmartStart but all Synchronised Playout  settings should be OFF.

Scroll Control

Enable Gestures   ON

Auto Connect ON

Countdown and Pause Control 

Starting Value 10

Pause Mode Controls  ON

Auto Flip control

On Application start  ON

On prompt file  ON

Default Colours and Font

Foreground  White

Background  Black

Font Ariel 60

Mirror Mode OFF change this to ON if using with glass and hood.

Cue Marker

Enable ON

Script Refresh  

Hand controller

Update On Go to Top   ON

Action Scripts

Disable Action Scripts   OFF

Refresh on Flip:  ON

Auto load to prompt: ON

FTP Server 1

IP address: FTP address

Username:  as you set up for your FTP server

Password:  as you set up for your FTP server

Directory:  as you set up for your FTP server

Script filter *.*


On picoPrompt start up you will be asked whether you want to delete all local scripts.

If you say yes picoPrompt will automatically connect to the server and offer you the list of programme scripts held there.

Drag the list up or down and touch the one you want which will move to the shaded bar and press Select. You will be asked whether you wish to prompt this script. If you say yes the next time you see the text it will be on the prompt screen.

For information on AutoUpdate, which enables picoPrompt to UpLoad new and amended stories and Run Orders, see the Post – Remote News Prompting in association with Autoscript Ltd.




    • Chris

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