ToolsOnAir’s Playout Solutions to ease programming and scheduling at Children’s Minnesota

Vienna, Austria – ToolsOnAir, a leading provider of broadcast solutions for macOS and Linux platforms, successfully upgraded the just:play Master Control Playout Solution to version 5 at Children’s Minnesota, one of ToolsOnAir’s closest and long-standing customers in the social sector.

“The Tools on Air system has really given me the confidence to be able to do anything that I want to do really with programming and scheduling that programming. It’s a very easy, intuitive drag and drop process.” says Joseph Lemire, Star Studio Broadcast Engineer at Children’s Minnesota.

just:play Solution Overview

just:play is an automated 24/7 Master Control Playout solution with SD, HD, and UHD format support, seamlessly integrating live feeds and routers as well as GPI events and static or realtime graphics. Version 5 of just:play, featuring a straightforward yet efficient way to plan and build master control rundowns introduces NDI® in/out capabilities, including VANC data support, as well as an enhanced Event Rules workflow.

“ToolsOnAir has been involved in the social sector since its inception, and we are very pleased about this successful upgrade deployment. The services that Children’s Minnesota provide to give a welcome distraction to their patients and families, requires a reliable playout solution, that ensures maximum flexibility and can easily adapt to their production needs” says Peter Steiner, Head of Sales at ToolsOnAir.

“I can cut live whenever I want. I can go back to the regular scheduled programming. I don’t have to worry about blocks of programs, structured, the constraints of timing, any of the things that we’ve encountered in the past and that’s one of the reasons we went to Tools on Air” adds Seth Kanne, Star Studio Program Manager at Children’s Minnesota.


About Children’s Minnesota

Our vision is to be every family’s essential partner in raising healthier children — not only during illnesses or injuries, but throughout childhood. As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we will continue our dedication to delivering an experience unlike any other, making access to health care easier and working with the community in innovative ways.

About ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering

ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria, pioneered and introduced the idea and concept of “TV station in a Mac” and offers highly innovative, powerful, and versatile ingest and playout solutions, running on macOS or Linux platforms, to accommodate the daily needs of a TV station, while maintaining a cost-effective approach. For additional information about our solutions and services, kindly direct your inquiries to moc.rianosloot@selas or visit our official website at