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General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) interface is the universal interface that can be used to communicate with any devices which support the GPI protocol.
Cinegy Air products support GPI in 3 different scenarios. It is possible to combine these scenarios in your workflow.
Trigger external devices
Cinegy Air sends command for other devices. Secondary events commands attached to the item(s) in the Cinegy Air playlist trigger external devices via GPI. The Cinegy Event Manager should be installed and "Common GPI device" plugin should be configured on the machine, where GPI card is installed.Important
More information is available in the Cinegy Event Manager Manual.
Control Cinegy Studio playlist and playback operations
In this case Cinegy Studio receives GPI commands from GPI card installed on machine where Cinegy Studio application run. These commands (bits status change) may control various user assignable operations. Cinegy Event Manager is not used in this workflow.Important
More information is available in the Cinegy Studio Manual.
Switch Cinegy Playout opt-out blocks
In this case Cinegy Playout engine listens for GPI commands (specific Bit Numbers status change) and according to these commands triggers Cinegy Air playlist opt-out blocks. GPI card needs to be installed on the server, where Cinegy Playout runs. Cinegy Event Manager is not used in this workflow.Important
More information is available in the Cinegy Playout Manual.