Using OradControl on the iPad
OradControl enables the control of graphics by anchors from the studio. It is optimized for news, sports, and magazine, financial and weather forecast environments.
The application allows users to control newsroom or manually created playlists from the iPad. With OradControl, the presenter can directly play graphics on-air at any moment, making the relevant graphics to follow the flow of the conversation.
To be able to use OradControl you will need access to the following Orad software: MaestroController and RenderEngine.
The application runs natively on Apple's iPad.
Graphic scenes are prepared in Orad's 3Designer application. The scenes are then loaded to Orad's Maestro PageEditor application in order to prepare data entry templates (aka pages) out of them. The pages are then organized in rundowns inside the Orad MaestroController application. After establishing a connection between OradControl and the MaestroController, the user can control the open and loaded rundowns from the iPad.
The OradControl application for iPad is available as a free download in the Apple App Store. To access it, open the Appstore application on the iPad. You'll need to register if you do not already have an account for the Appstore.
Note: Alternatively you can download the application using iTunes and synchronize/upload it to the iPad.
Working with OradControl
Prior to working with OradControl as a presenter, OradControl should be configured by your control room operator or someone who is familiar with Orad's control application(s).
In order to work with OradControl, a wireless connection to the control PC hosting the MaestroController must be available.
To configure OradControl for use
You can tap on the address book icon in order to browse through previous connections
Select an IP and tap on "Connect"; OradControl will then connect to the host
OradControl is now ready for use.
To Control a Rundown
Please notice that you can connect to rundowns which are already opened on the MaestroController application.
tap with two fingers = CUE selected item
swipe right = trigger the current TAKE of selected item
swipe left = trigger OUT event of selected item
In the event of a problem with OradControl, please contact Orad's Support services: