uScreen

The uScreen product has evolved from a simple clock, GPIO status and audio monitor (borrowing elements from StudioScreen) into a sophisticated controller as part of the AdSplits project.  uScreen handles routing assignments for your studio audio, AdSplits “Clients” plus integral monitoring of up to 5 splits.

Using the virtual “networks” as defined in AdSplits’ TXSet utility, you can easily opt into (and out of) network shows as well as take control of any connected service.  GPIO allows for LEDs to show “on-air”, “phone”, “track eom” status and more.  Future versions will see a multi-line SIP “softphone” built into the application.

uScreen Studio and Split Routing Controller

Serial and IP commands are supported for the control system which allows engineers to “roll their own” hardware (Arduino, RaspberryPi etc) for audio switching.  The prototype hardware for this project was based around an Arduino MEGA and a 16-relay module for controlling studio audio to several transmitters.

This is my own “Windows” front-end designed for a small touchscreen display but there’s no reason why you can’t write the same application in Python for use on a RaspberryPi.  The protocols are documented in the AdSplits Help which means it’s up to you how yours ends up looking.


This will be an additional purchase option to work with the AdSplits package – a download will be available in due course.