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 a flexibility and precision that ensures a premium quality viewer experience.
RASCULAR DEBUTS AT NAB
Rascular is exhibiting at NAB for the first time, extending its significant US market success to the show floor. The company has worked with multiple system integrators to complete a range of US sales successes.
Rascular partnership with Harmonic
Rascular will be highlighting its 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.
Products on show:
Helm – Rascular will be exhibiting the latest version of its flagship product Helm. Helm allows customers to pick best-of-breed equipment – branding devices, routers, servers, multiviewers and modular gear – from a wide range of manufactures yet control it with a single, integrated and highly customisable control screen for a huge range of broadcast applications.
RouteMaster – The latest version of RouteMaster, Rascular’s powerful and flexible PC-based router control system, will also be on show. Built on tried and tested software modules, RouteMaster can be used with a wide range of video and audio routers – past, present and future – from all the major manufacturers. It’s equally suitable for new router installations or extending the capabilities – and therefore the lifetime – of existing systems.
Enhanced Router Support for 2015 – Both Helm and Routemaster have been extended with support for routers from Utah Scientific and Barnfind Technologies, offering mnemonic retrieval and TCP/IP support. They join a comprehensive portfolio of devices including products from Grass Valley, Imagine Communications and Blackmagic Design.