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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Prompting CueScript has chosen AVC-Systems its latest distributor in Switzerland. Effective immediately, AVC will assume distribution rights for all CueScript products in the country. Established in 1997, AVC was launched as a distribution channel for worldwide broadcast equipment manufacturers, providing specific system design solutions for production houses. AVC now serves both public and private broadcasters all over Switzerland. “AVC-Systems is a dependable distributor,” said Brian Larter, managing director, CueScript. “Its professionalism and knowledge of the broadcast market in Switzerland will allow us to extend CueScript’s reach in the country. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to increase that access to our prompter solutions.” Focus control Hocus Products has announced a new Axis1 thumb wheel focus control that can be used with the MoVI, Steadicam or tripod pan handles. The Smart Roller was shown at NAB 2015 and is now available for pre-order with shipping likely to start in early July. Hocus Products’ Peter Hoare said: “It is a device aimed at the brushless gimbal market to allow single operator focus control through a compact finger roller mounted on the gimbal handle bar. The Roller plugs into the Axis1 receiver with a single ultraflex cable and will control camera run/stop in addition to other functions. It can also be used on Steadicam gimbals, tripod pan handles or shoulder mount handle bars and could be used to control zoom instead of focus.” 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 102 JUNE 2015