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IBC SNEAK PEEK: Wheatstone Upgrades ScreenBuilder

Version 2.0 is a major upgrade for virtual studio tools development platform

Wheatstone says that virtualizing resources instead of limiting them to fixed hardware makes sense for a whole host of station duties. But what if radio stations could develop their own unique virtual studio that could not only take into account all types of user interfaces, but also, for example, be able to assign the correct bus by scanning the channels on a console for a certain codec?

Wheatstone’s ScreenBuilder 2.0 is a virtual development platform that includes scripting tools and GUI for developing virtual news editing desks, producer workstations, control panels and other virtual interfaces and workflows for the WheatNet-IP networked studio. ScreenBuilder was introduced in 2014, but new from Wheatstone is a major software release for the virtual development platform that includes, among other features, new scripting for capturing RSS news, sports and weather feeds.

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ScreenBuilder’s development toolset includes faders, buttons, timers and other widgets that can be assigned scripting values for triggering events or for monitoring and controlling elements in the network. These can tie into LIOs anywhere in the network for controlling devices and their settings, and salvos can be created based on the status of tallies or a cross point connection, for example. ScreenBuilder scripting ranges from basic commands for adjusting levels and turning on or off mics, to more complex routines such as determining the source connected to a fader and then displaying the name of that source on the screen.

As a virtual development platform unique to WheatNet-IP audio network, ScreenBuilder uses WheatNet-IP elements, routing and intelligence to automate workflows and to create windows into any function along the network for any number of purposes, from transmitter control to signal monitoring. 

IBC Stand: 8.C91


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