Using GPI/O devices in Helm

Helm supports various GPI/O devices, allowing panels to control external legacy equipment, and to receive status and tallies from external equipment. Output Controls Control of GPI/O Outputs is straightfoward. Each GPI device provides commands to turn outputs on and...

Nevion MRP Implementation notes

Nevion Modular Routing Protocol (MRP) for router control is supported in Helm, RouteMaster and RouteMaster-NDI. It’s sometimes referred to as the VikingX or Sublime protocol. RouteMaster uses the protocol for both outgoing and incoming connections, allowing...

Pro-Bel SW-P-02 Implementation notes

Pro-Bel SW-P-02  (General Switcher) protocol for router control is supported in Helm, RouteMaster and RouteMaster-NDI. RouteMaster uses the protocol for both outgoing and incoming connections, allowing third-party systems using SW-P-02 to control RouteMaster.  Helm...

Pro-Bel SW-P-08 Implementation notes

Pro-Bel SW-P-08 protocol for router control is supported in Helm, RouteMaster and RouteMaster-NDI. RouteMaster uses the protocol for both outgoing and incoming connections, allowing third-party systems using SW-P-08 to control RouteMaster.  Helm uses it for outgoing...

Router Salvos with Helm

HELM 4.7.0 adds support for salvos on all types of router. Previously, salvos could only be fired with lengthy scripting, or if the controlled router had direct support for salvos. The LoadSalvos script command  is used to load salvos from a JSON configuration file....

Controlling Ross devices with RossTalk

RossTalk is a simple IP-based control protocol used by many of Ross Video’s products. Helm doesn’t have a specific RossTalk driver, but it’s very easy to issue RossTalk commands using Lua scripts.   RossTalk devices listen for incoming commands...