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...

Helm and Harris IconStation

Helm can control Harris/Imagine IconStation via the IconStation XML protocol over TCP/IP. Add an Iconstation device from the parts bin to your panel and set the IP Address and Port.  You should also ensure that the UTF8 property matches the configuration of your...
Using Shadow Devices

Using Shadow Devices

In critical broadcast workflows it’s common to have redundant processing to guard against equipment failures. Using Shadow Devices, Helm provides the ability to control redundant devices in parallel with the main signal path. Here’s how we set this up. An...

Master Control LGK3901 sample panel explained

Here’s an overview of the Master Control – LGK3901 panel (download here) and how to change the device settings to match your system. First a look at the panel This is how the panel looks when devices are connected. On the left is the branding media browser...