​Mairlist Launches SI Subsidiary BroadcastThings

German radio technology developer mairlist is spinning off subsidiary BroadcastThings to focus on the development of broadcast systems integration software.

BroadcastThings is led by mairlist founder and MD Torben Weibert. Its primary product, BroadcastThings Connect, supports a number of control protocols from vendors such as DHD AudioLawoAxia, D&R, Prodys, Velleman and Elgato, plus a wide range of virtual connection standards. Support for Wheatstone and Tieline is planned for release mid Q4. Support for Lawo SAS is planned to follow shortly after.

"Software interfacing and digital interlinking have long been core elements of the media systems integration business," Weibert comments. "BroadcastThings Connect was originally developed for use with DHD Audio Series 52 sound mixers.

“We have since expanded it into a multi-protocol converter and monitoring tool which lets broadcasters, system integrators or administrators create rules that translate parameters between multiple device types. For example, it can be configured so that an incoming telephone call to a Prodys codec sends the caller’s number to a DHD Audio global label via REST or Ember+ for display on a DHD mixer's TFT control screen. It is very easy to use and allows operators to create their own Internet of Broadcast Things."

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