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Clockwork capabilities expanded

13 September 2016

The capabilities of Clockwork, an application within Rascular’s flagship control software Helm, have been expanded. Clockwork, which allows users to create scheduled events where simple or more complex ingest and playout operations occur automatically, now has inbuilt knowledge of event duration, providing far greater flexibility and allowing more complex use, said Rascular.

At the show, Rascular is highlighting its continued partnership with third-party suppliers, including the use of Helm in Harmonic’s automation solutions, which control the Harmonic Spectrum media server and Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout systems. Bespoke or off-the-shelf, Rascular said that its applications work across SDI and IP technologies.

This, the company claimed, allows media companies cost-effective control and management across hybrid playout environments. User-defined screen layouts provide precision access to on-air and off-air third-party technologies, giving operators what Rascular describes as crucial touch-of-a-button control of manual and automated media preparation and channel playout, whether IP or SDI.

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