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NAB, Las Vegas – 6th April – Rascular, the leading supplier of PC-based multi-device control technology, is easing operator pressure in stressful on-air environments with the launch of a brand new version of Mediant. This branding media management tool now provides both manual and automated monitoring and management of assets with newly added support for…

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Craven Arms, UK – 16th March – Rascular, the leading supplier of PC-based multi-device master control technology, has today announced that its control and media management technologies – Helm, Mediant and Timebase – have been deployed by Russian broadcaster TV Zvezda for dynamic cross-channel promotion. This investment is part of a major facilities upgrade. The…

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Recently we were discussing channel-in-a-box (CiAB) technology with a manufacturer who was looking at control options, in this instance the automation element. Yes, we know, we are manual control specialists, or are we? We are really experts at understanding, and developing solutions for, operator interfaces that provide the easy and flexible control of a wide…

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In our previous blogs we have looked at some of the issues surrounding channel-in-a-box technologies and manual control, this time we take a different angle, wondering whether CiAB solutions are actually needed at all in some cases. We’ve been exploring the development of our product Clockwork. It’s essentially an automation system; this will be obvious…

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Think Master Control, Think Rascular Today’s playout operations use specialised equipment from a variety of broadcast manufacturers. Operations staff are used to automated control of these devices. But manual control is also essential and that’s a different challenge. Operators are forced to use multiple control surfaces making manual control almost impossible, unless equipment is from…

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This is the second in our series of mini-blogs looking at the world of control. In the first we looked at CiAB technologies and the problem of a lack of manual control options – not always, but often. This is, as some manufacturers have realised, a mistake. Based on our conversations, broadcasters and playout providers…

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Some of you may not realise that our technology is used by over 200 broadcasters globally, including the likes of Discovery Networks Europe (across 116 channels) and BSkyB (on 48 channels). We have lots of interesting conversations about manual master control issues and beyond into other control areas. Not just with existing customers but with…

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Craven Arms, UK – 24th September 2015 – Rascular, the leading supplier of PC-based multi-device master control, has today announced that its flagship Helm system has been deployed by a major European broadcaster for multi-device manual master control. The broadcaster recently completed the rebuilding of two of its four transmission control rooms as well as…

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IBC, Amsterdam, Stand 5.A10 – 7th September 2015 – Rascular, the leading supplier of PC-based multi-device master control, has today announced that it has completed significant new third-party integrations, including with Blackmagic and Barnfind technologies. This brings the company’s renowned use-defined, on-air control technologies to an expanded user base. Rascular has integrated its RouteMaster technology…

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Rascular, the leading supplier of PC-based multi-device master control, has today announced that its flagship Helm system has been selected by Austin, MN-based PBS station KSMQ controlling Harmonic Spectrum ChannelPort™ and Harmonic Spectrum Server™ integrated playout technology. The sale is the second in the US this year and was via SI Heartland Video Systems. Mike…

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