ENCO Open Captioning Takes the Stage at InfoComm
- 07 June, 2023
USA: ENCO comes to InfoComm next week with new updates to its award-winning enCaption live captioning software, which can be seen in action at ENCO’s booth (3816) and at the Technology Innovation Stage (Booth 2260), where the technology will power live, automated captions on stage-side displays to support presentations from industry thought leaders. ENCO’s AI-enhanced enCaption software, now in its fifth generation, excels at helping audiences retain, comprehend, and engage with information being presented in real-time, with industry-leading speed and accuracy.
ENCO’s award-winning, ADA-compliant enCaption live captioning software has been the leading platform for automated closed captioning in broadcast TV and radio for several years, and the company holds patents that strengthen its intellectual property for captioning technology and speech-to-text translation. Over the last few years, ENCO has invested engineering resources into developing an open captioning platform for a rapidly growing AV customer base, using the same proven technology to automate open captioning with speed and accuracy for live meetings, presentations, classes/lectures, and events.
New for InfoComm, ENCO’s development team has achieved accuracy improvements of up to 20 percent, with enhanced speaker detection for more seamless captioning of program material with multiple speakers. Data formatting for phone numbers, measurements, websites, and email addresses is also remarkably improved, driving better caption readability.
enCaption also now integrates ENCO’s enTranslate solution as an optional plug-in module for
non-native-speaking audiences. Once a separate platform, ENCO’s latest enTranslate solution cost-effectively expands audience reach through automatic live translation to support captioning workflows. ENCO recently added support for 14 new languages, bringing enTranslate’s current portfolio to
enCaption can be deployed on-premises, in the Cloud, or in hybrid on-prem/cloud workflows.
Flexible pricing options for cloud-based enCaption5 deployments make the platform even more cost-effective for customers such as houses of worship, municipalities, and live event producers with only periodic or ad hoc captioning and transcription needs.
“Visitors to our InfoComm booth will learn how we apply our captioning workflow innovations to the Pro AV market on any stage, especially as it pertains to fast, easy, and cost-effective support for varied live productions,” said Ken Frommert, President, ENCO. “With flexible deployment opportunities and pricing models, enCaption supports live captioning and transcription for a broad array of AV verticals and the integration experts that specify, install, and maintain AV systems. Most importantly, enCaption makes presentations easy to follow and understand for both hard-of-hearing participants and within venues with limited audio coverage. We’re excited to show InfoComm attendees what we have in store, both at our booth and on the Technology Innovation Stage in support of our industry peers.”
ENCO will also demonstrate its ClipFire live and automated content-delivery platform. ClipFire combines automatic ingest, media asset management, graphics, and playout automation into a unified platform, and enables rapid content delivery to enhance the fan experience for live sports, concerts, and more. New features include ingest and playout of multiple channels of video with support for baseband SDI and NDI inputs and outputs, as well as on-the-fly transcoding to support mixed file formats and resolutions.
InfoComm takes place June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center.