Tekskil Industries, based in Vancouver, Canada was founded in 1981 by a group of engineers who were seeking ways to overcome the limitations of mechanical paper-roll based teleprompters that originated in the early 1950s. Early Personal computers were primitive by today’s standards so their designs were based around dedicated hardware that scrolled text at variable speeds into an on camera display.
First off the line was the 909 series, a robust, lightweight monitor prompting system designed specifically for small studios. Its success was followed by the 909C, one of the industry’s first integrated computer prompters. It featured an on-board flat panel plasma display, simultaneous edit and prompt, a sophisticated communication system for remote feeds and a solid-state cartridge for secure script storage. Sales of the 909C boomed, and Tekskil was soon selling its products to an international market ranging from North America to Europe and even the Far East.
Tekskil continues today to build prompting products with leading edge design and quality construction.