Studio Technologies Releases VenueView for Windows’s STController


Studio Technologies just added another feature to its STcontroller application, VenueView. STcontroller is Studio Technologies’ proprietary personal computer application. It offers a quick and easy means of displaying and real-time monitoring of key operating parameters associated with several different Studio Technologies’ Dante-compatible products. VenueView focuses on assisting support personnel responsible for the correct operation of multiple announcer consoles (talent interfaces) and related devices used by “on-air” personnel in broadcast and production applications. The latest release of STcontroller for Windows, available on the Studio Technologies website, adds the VenueView capability. Each VenueView group allows up to eight different devices to be monitored in a single user-defined menu, with multiple groups capable of being simultaneously monitored. Additional capabilities are planned for future VenueView releases.

Users can assign up to eight devices to each “venue,” with multiple venues active simultaneously. Each VenueView user can create their desired venues independently. This allows one user to view a set of devices on one PC while another can monitor the same devices, a completely different set of devices, or a combination of devices on a different PC. Studio Technologies says this offers flexibility for personnel monitoring audio onsite and at a remote location (the latter performance requires the use of other remote access software).

Once a venue or multiple venues are established, real-time audio levels and signal present indications from the related devices can be simultaneously monitored on the same screen. If a configuration change is necessary, clicking on a specific device’s VenueView window will open its STcontroller configuration menu. This will allow adjustment of parameters such as microphone preamplifier gain, headphone monitoring and pushbutton operation.

The STcontroller application is free of charge on the Studio Technologies website. Studio Technolgies claims the installation is fast and the program requires minimal personal computer resources. Upon executing the program, the STcontroller will scan the associated local area network (LAN) and automatically identify compatible Dante devices. VenueView is currently only available in the STcontroller for Windows version and supports the following Studio Technologies products: Models 207A, 214A, 215A, 216A, 232, 234, 236, 381 and 5418. Future versions of VenueView are expected to add Models 204, 205, 206, 209 and 5205.