HAT® Host Automation Tool
Control room-free solution
The world’s first ever automated control room brain.
What happens when you take decades of production experience and tie it to state of the art computer programming? You get the HAT®, a customizable automated Technical Director in a box. Before the show, production teams establish on air looks, shot selection, box positioning, graphics and pacing, cuts and dissolves. The HAT then uses contextual information about the number of callers on screen and who is speaking to create a seamless professionally switched television program – completely steered by the Host, but with minimal input – leaving the host free to focus on the discussion.
We like to say that the HAT is like a self-driving car. We know where we are going, but the operator can grab the wheel at any time.
With the HAT, production becomes a snap. Producing high-quality programs with non-technical personnel has never been easier. HAT control systems simplify the production operation to a few simple instructions, while providing each show with its own unique look and feel. HAT Host Automation Tool empowers on-air talent, or non-technical editorial team to switch the show with no control room. Transform your talent to a symphony conductor. Leveraging a control panel featuring Never Look DownTM technology and a touch screen, your on-air host or can control the show while maintaining eye contact with the camera and focusing on the content.