Amsterdam, IBC, Stand no. 8.B38a – 12th September 2014 – Rascular the leading supplier of PC-based multi-device control, has today announced additional functionality for its control technology, enhancing its application- focussed solutions.
From master control to disaster recovery playout to manual control of Harmonic’s CiAB solution ChannelPort™, Rascular’s PC-based control technology allows broadcasters, OB suppliers and playout providers to think differently about what they can achieve. Via user-defined panels, it can be used to control complex broadcast systems at the touch of a button.
Rascular’s multi-application product Helm now supports Grass Valley’s Densite (previously Miranda’s) modular products, giving fast access to card functions at the touch of a button. Alongside numerous back-end upgrades, Helm can also control Blackmagic Videohubs, Grass Valley native protocol routers and Sierra Video’s Aspen router range.
The latest version of RouteMaster, Rascular’s powerful and flexible PC-based router control system, is also on show. It now includes support for hardware control panels from Blackmagic, Nevion and Sierra. Router support has also been increased to include: Blackmagic Videohub; Grass Valley native protocol; and Sierra Video Aspen. It’s also now possible to select router groups from web panels. RouteMaster can also handle router stacking: combining multiple independent routers to form a single, multilayer router.
Ephraim Barrett, Sales Director with Rascular, says, “In today’s broadcast industry, without precision control, function-creep becomes overwhelming and multi-product workflows impossible to set up, alter or simply access. Our PC-based control technology, with its user-defined control panels, allows complex, facility-specific tasks to be quickly set up and accessed. Across a myriad of applications, third-party technologies can be controlled with a cohesion that vendor-specific options simply can’t match.”
Rascular is a broadcast software company based in the UK. It specialises in highly evolved device control and media management tools that provide operators with direct access to third-party hardware technologies. Flagship product Helm allows customers to pick best-of-breed systems – branding devices, routers, video servers, VTRs, multi-image display processors and modular gear – from a range of different manufactures and provides a single, integrated, user-defined control/monitoring surface for operators. Helm, along with Commander, Mediant and the ET Updater range, is deployed by broadcasters and playout providers globally. Used by over 150 broadcasters globally including Discovery Communications Europe, BSkyB, Red Bee Media, M-Net, Sky Italia and ARD. For more information visit www.rascular.com
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