Admit it. You've always wanted complete control of everything and everyone. You've always wanted to be able to know what's happening at all times in all places in your world. Well, here you go. Welcome to ScreenBuilder (should we have called it World Builder?)
Add your own graphics and logos, even images. Custom panels made with ScreenBuilder have access to our complete AoIP network, the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network and all of the BLADEs, control surfaces, processors, and partner devices on it so you are only limited by your imagination. Once created, your custom panels and touchscreen interfaces can be password protected to prevent unauthorized manipulation of the special graphics and functions you've designed.
Here is a very interesting project, submitted by Rafael Dolmazon from our friends Save Diffusion in France.
Rafael says, "Multi-destinations control panel. Allows you to assign a source to one or more output BLADEs corresponding to different destinations from the radio. The list of sources is based on selected destinations (only common sources to all Selected destinations). You can listen the source router to the destination (or the return of the site) with the small HP button available on each of the destinations. So I can see the overall and in real time the status of the various destinations." See the map below.
The second projectfrom Rafael is, "Transmission. Control the state of different BLADEs used to transport data between sites. Alarm temperature/link color change if BLADE does not respond. Also displays Version and Time up."
Here is another very interesting project, submitted by Chris Penny from our buddies Agile Broadcast in Australia.
Chris: " The screen I built for this studio is for a producer. It allows them to IFB in to the right channel of a host/ guests headphones by simply pressing on their chair. The ‘dot’ in front of the chairs (on the desk) lights up to show the mic is switched ON. Buttons to the right give the producer full monitoring of all Outside Broadcast lines in the facility, and can talk to any remote talent by pressing the IFB button for the desired line. Group talkback to all guest by pressing ‘talkback all guests’; or to every headphone by pressing the ‘Roosevelt’ button (Roosevelt is the name of the studio). A monitor selector on the left side of screen allows the producer to monitor a variety of program sources, and a PC button mixes in the producer’s internet computer to the monitor mix. Additional controls include delay DUMP control (which illuminates when delay is full) and Aircom, which sends the producer’s talkback microphone to the On Air mix via an AirAura processor (to colour the sound so it mimics an intercom/ and control dynamics)."
And here are a couple of photos of the studio that's illustrated in the ScreenBuilder project:
ScreenBuilder gives you unlimited control over your entire network. But more than that, you can use it to created dedicated screens to control specific things. Whatever your needs, ScreenBuilder can address them with ease.
This paper examines QoS, transport, protocols and other issues relevant to extending AoIP networks for sharing resources and controlling studios across a wider area network.
Shows the new products we are working on for 2016
A full-color brochure describing the BLADE-3 line of WheatNet-IP network access points.
This brochure provides overviews of the entire WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. It includes technical details as well as acts as a catalog for all Control Surfaces, BLADES and Accessories.
A document describing configuration of the Cisco 3750G, 3560G, 3650 and 3850 ethernet switches for use with the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.
This is a technical manual covering all of the WheatNet-IP BLADE-3s.
This document shows simplified diagrams of the proper wiring and connections for logic I/O on WheatNet-IP BLADEs.
This document is a brief description of the logic function names used in the Wheatstone WheatNet-IP system.
IP Audio Networks: Planning for Reliability A white paper by Andrew Calvanese, VP Engineering, Wheatstone Corporation
WheatNet-IP brings added convenience and simplicity to the configuration of a PC- based automation system such as RCS Zetta. Where once it was necessary to employ a specialized sound card, discrete analog or digital audio wiring, a logic interface, and control cabling, with WheatNet-IP’s PC Driver, we can accomplish all of this over a single Ethernet cable. The driver effectively acts as a WheatNet-IP BLADE, and lets the PC enjoy full access to all aspects of the WheatNet-IP intelligent network. The driver is available in versions that offer one, four, eight, twelve, and twenty-four stereo input and output channels. For situations where discrete outputs from Zetta players are desired, we recommend at least the four-channel version of the driver.
This is a GREAT article from Pro Audio Asia...
Reprint of October 2016 article from Radio Magazine on the Hubbard broadcasting in Phoenix.
Saga Modernizes with Wheatstone by Jeff Den Adel, Engineer, Saga
Building an AoIP Network with BLADES by Amanda Hopp
IP At Center of Rogers' Console Decision by Mike McCabe, Engineerin Manager Rogers Broadcasting
A look at sending audio over IP via packets, and network considerations such as latency and jitter. A Radio World Engineering Extra by Greg Massey and Jon McClintock. Reprinted by permission.
Ben Blevins, the engineer in charge of collegiate sports network IMG World, demonstrates the Screen Builder app he's created for managing audio in their facility
Andy Calvanese gives you an introduction to our ScreenBuilder app.