Octopus 11 focuses on visual and functional improvements

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Octopus has released version 11 of its newsroom software which combines an updated user interface with new features.

“This allows for a more user-friendly approach to news production, whether in a preview-centric, story-centric approach, or a hybrid of the two,” the company said in the announcement for the new release. .

Octopus 11 not only features a revamped interface with softer edges and sharper graphics, but it adds many ways for users to customize the system in different ways, including customization to match existing or new workflows.

The new version also introduces dark mode, a common feature request, which many users find easier on the eyes and is also ideally situated for use in dark production control rooms, galleries and other high-pressure workspaces. low light.

Octopus 11 continues the company’s mission to make the user interface familiar and easy to learn, which means onboarding new users or setting up an entire organization on a new installation is easier and more efficient.

The new version continues to rely on Octopus Newsroom’s built-in tools to monitor incoming news content from multiple RSS feeds, emails, news organizations and social media and allows users to search across all of these sources to locate and use relevant content.

It is also capable of streaming content to web content management systems including WordPress, Joomla, CoreMedia, and Frankly, as well as posting to social media and creating content for linear platforms.

In total, there are over 60 integrations with other partners, including media rating management, broadcast, graphics, automation and more.

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Octopus also focuses on allowing multiple people in multiple locations to collaborate on content creation, including the ability to attach media assets, clips, or graphics to a story and manage deadlines to keep everyone on track. the calendar. Users can also attach notes and comments to content to help

Octopus 11 also integrates with the cloud-based cross-platform scheduling and collaboration tool KO:R and the iReporter video collection platform.

Octopus is on display at the 2022 NAB show in Las Vegas and existing and potential customers can book appointments online.

Briana R. Cross