The latest version of Helm, Rascular’s flagship product for direct access to third-party hardware technologies, is launching at IBC. In a major product advance, Helm is now integrated with Ross Video’s openGear protocol.
Helm allows customers to pick best-of-breed technologies – branding devices, routers, video servers, VTRs, multi-image display processors and modular gear – from a range of different manufacturers and provides a single, integrated, user-defined PC-based control/monitoring surface for operators. By integrating with Ross Video’s openGear platform standard – which is designed from the ground up as an open protocol – Helm now has the potential to control any and all technology that also adheres to the openGear standard. The update follows a recent announcement from Rascular that Helm is now also integrated with Snell’s RollCall protocol. – Michael Burns