First the teleprompter material needs to be set up, monitors, electricity connections, height adjustments etc…
But it is important to know that in addition to the time spent installing the needed system, the operator must also manage the dilemma of organising the cables: where to run them? Are they already set up? What length is required? Or how to bring them from the stage to the production room?
Once the installation has been approved, it’s time for rehearsals to take place with the teleoperator(s).
Sometimes, however, the speaker may ask for a little more flexibility to move around the stage while following the text. Until now, there has been no other solution than the static position of using say plasma screens or teleprompters at a speaker’s lectern.