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 a single manufacturer.
Rascular puts control back in the hands of the operator. Facilities are able to design and deploy control panels to fulfil a variety of operational requirements across equipment from a range of manufacturers. Across a myriad of applications – from channel branding to single and multichannel master control as well as time of day router switching – third-party equipment can be manually controlled with flexibility and precision that ensures a premium quality viewer experience.
RASCULAR LAUNCHES MEDIANT 3.0 AT NAB 2016
Rascular has significantly upgraded its Mediant media management tool to provide automated secondary event handling. Mediant 3.0 is now able to read automation schedules for secondary events, find the specific media that’s required for those events and then place that media on the appropriate branding or CiAB device. Satisfying the increasing number of secondary event requirements is an ongoing issue for automation and MAM providers in an on-air environment. Mediant 3.0 can currently populate the ImageStore range of branding devices and also Harmonic’s CiAB solution ChannelPort. It’s currently compatible with Imagine’s automation technologies with more integration to follow.
HELM CLOCKWORK EXPANDED
Rascular has expanded the capabilities of Clockwork, an application within Rascular’s flagship control software Helm. Clockwork, which allows users to create scheduled events where simple or more ingest and playout operations occur automatically, now has inbuilt knowledge of event duration, proving far greater flexibility and allowing more complex use.
RASCULAR PARTNERSHIP WITH HARMONIC
Rascular will be highlighting its continued partnership with Harmonic, particularly the use of Helm in Harmonic’s automation solutions, which control the Harmonic Spectrum™ media server and Spectrum ChannelPort™ integrated channel playout systems.
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Contact: Joss Armitage