Rascular to debut Helm app Castaway at IBC 2019

The company's portfolio of solutions will be on display at stand 6.C19 at the IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam.

Rascular, software design company will be debuting its CastAway solution, a new Helm application, which provides NDI master control switching in software at stand 6.C19 at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam.

Rascular has continued to expand its integration of Newtek’s NDI protocol, announcing the development of CastAway, a Helm application.

This allows users to find and view incoming sources, presented in a multiviewer.

In addition, Castaway includes vision mixing/presentation switching capabilities to handle transitions, logo insertion and so on. Rascular’s standalone NDI routing application RouteMaster-Lite also benefits from these new multiviewer capabilities.

Rascular will also be showcasing Helm benefits from several upgrades, including the ability to control Blackmagic Design’s multifaceted HyperDeck broadcast decks.

Via Helm, users can drag and drop single transport control groups onto a user panel to provide server control. Helm is integrated with Contour’s ShuttlePro USB jog/shuttle wheel, a tactile controller that works alongside keyboard and mouse, now able to be used for server transport control in Helm. PESA router control is also available with Helm.

On show for the first time at IBC 2019, Rascular will be highlighting its ability to provide direct control of YouTube live streaming in addition to its ability to allow easy streaming to Facebook Live, using flagship control technology Helm. This can be achieved via Helm on a PC or via associated, device-independent web panels.

Also, on show will be the WebCentre. This is a device-independent application that provides browser-based user role creation and management, control panel configuration and access to those panels for device control.

It’s on-premise server-based, with any modern browser on any device – tablet, PC, smartphone – able to access user-defined control panels according to the user management settings.

RouteMaster-Lite is a standalone, PC-based, single licence application, based on Rascular’s RouteMaster technology and is designed to provide comprehensive router control for NDI sources up to maximum 20×20 router size.

RouteMaster integrates Rascular’s router control and emulation technology to form a router control system. RouteMaster can be used with a wide range of broadcast video and audio routers – past, present and future, SDI and SDI/IP hybrid – from the major router manufacturers.

It also provides control of NDI sources. RouteMaster also now includes tie-line capabilities, allowing the integration of NDI virtual routing in an SDI facility.