StudioScreen

StudioScreen Audio Alerts - click for a larger imageStudioScreen is a studio clock for displaying time, on-air status and other information in the radio studio.  This software is for use on wall-mounted LCD monitors – it looks great on a 4:3 17″ screen or perhaps something a bit larger, like a 22″.  As well as the clock+date displays, the current song from your playout system can be shown along with 4 status indicators for Mic Live, Phone, XD/Phone2 and a Door/Alarm alert.

The Basic licence offers 1 LED, 1 VU Meter, Now Playing display and the clock/date.  The Pro licence adds a 2nd VU Meter, 3 more LEDs, network control (via UDP), RSS news “headlines” and Weather Temperature display.

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  • 4 LED Status Indicator/Alerts – 1 only in “Basic” licence
    Can be used for OnAir “Mic Live”, Phone flash, XD line, alarm, door alert etc
    A further 4 more LEDs may be enabled via a simple config tweak

  • Clock and Date : Analogue and digital clock plus backtiming and date display

  • Now Playing Display : Reads a text file from your playout system to display the current song

  • Stereo VU Meters : Left/Right VU Meters (2x stereo in “Pro” licence)with “Too Loud” and “Silence Alert” warning labels – Also allows for split monitoring with custom left/right labels.  Left+Right contact-closures to control a silence alarm are also available.

  • Game/Joystick Port and/or Velleman K8055 Control
    Where to buy: K8055 from CPCK8055 from Maplin
    Buttons 1,2,3,4 control the Mic, Phone, Door and XD LEDs – The Phone and Door LEDs can be configured to flash during input or remain illuminated continuously – The K8055 outputs can also follow the 4 LEDs, eg: LED1 ON=Output1 ON.
    See this website for a 32-button USB joystick solution.

  • UDP Network Control – Pro only
    Using a compatible playout system (EncoDAD, Myriad etc) or custom application, IP commands can be used to trigger the LED indicators.
    A simple string: LED1_ON or LED3_OFF controls the illumination.

  • RSS News Headlines – Pro only
    Headlines from your favourite news provider (eg: BBC/Reuters) can be displayed at the bottom of the screen – Up to 10 headlines can be rotated every few seconds depending upon configuration.  A 5 second rotation on 10 headlines works well.  Each time a cycle is completed, the RSS feed is refreshed for new content.
  • StudioScreen Weather DisplayExtensive Configuration : The colours and captions of the LEDs and Captions can be changed to suit your tastes as well as enabled/disabled to suit your configuration requirements.

  • Weather Display – Pro only
    Up to 3 locations can be displayed showing temperature – great for weather-checks and knowing what’s happening around your broadcast area.


StudioScreenFree
This application offers a simple display featuring analogue+digital clocks, date, backtiming and “now playing” song display.  The now playing information is read from a text file created by your playout software and is automatically updated every few seconds.  A station+slogan caption is also displayed at the top of the screen. This application evolved into the full StudioScreen product that you see above therefore I don’t have the original source-code so cannot make any modifications/improvements to it – Therefore, it is offered free and “as-is” with no support whatsoever!  For more advanced features (and continuous development), see the main StudioScreen above…

StudioScreenFree

StudioScreen Free - click here for a larger version