The following diagram shows the typical configuration of controlling just one device for one playout server.

Local Event Manager

This given diagram presents the situation when you have one playout server and one external live signal, which should be switched by means of the secondary events (via local Cinegy Event Manager).


Before you start the installation, please do the following:

  • Make sure the computer you are using has the required Microsoft Windows operating system installed along with the recommended service packs. Details for system recommendations are available here.

  • Download the latest Cinegy Event Manager installation package. Copy the installer to a shared location in your network so that all client machines can access the package for convenient installation.

The installation should be started on the Cinegy Playout server. In this case, video switcher should be connected to this PC via the RS232 port (COM).

The local Cinegy Event Manager installation is executed in several steps:

  1. Run the Setup.exe file from the "CinegyEventManager" directory of your installation package. The "Cinegy Event Manager Setup" wizard appears. Press "Next" to proceed with the installation or "Cancel" to abort and exit the setup wizard.

  2. Read and accept the license agreement and proceed with installation.

  3. Define the folder where the Cinegy Event Manager will be installed.

  4. In the following dialog, you will be asked to confirm your decision to install Cinegy Event Manager. Press the "Back" button to return to the previous steps and change the installation folder if needed or press "Install" to begin the installation. A progress bar will show the status of the installation process.

  5. A dialog will inform you that the installation is complete. Press the "Finish" button to exit the setup wizard.


The Cinegy Event Manager configurator can be launched from Start > All Programs > Cinegy > Cinegy Event Manager > Event Manager Config.


To configure the specified device, select it from the list of supported plug-ins and press the "Setup…​" button.

Each device should be configured individually. The current settings of the selected devices are displayed within the "Info" field.

Select the "Active" checkbox to activate the selected plug-in.



Here enter via the keyboard the switcher IP, default video and audio level values, and default A/V output value. Select the protocol type (NVEP or NVISION9000) from the corresponding drop-down list.

Press the "Check Router" button to check the NVISION router state.

Press "OK" to finish the NVISION Router setup.

Cinegy Route Event Handler


Here enter the default host link to be used by the Cinegy Route plug-in.

Common GPI Device


Here define the card number (from 0 to 7) to be used to connect the GPI device and press "OK".

For the list of supported GPI video boards refer to the Cinegy Air System Recommendations.

UTAH Scientific


Use the keyboard to define the switcher IP to be used to connect the UTAH300 Router and default level. Choose the required Router interface type (MX, PL or Unet) from the corresponding drop-down list.

Press the "Check Router" button to check the UTAH300 Router state.

Press "OK" to finish the UTAH300 Router setup.

VikinX Series


Here define the COM port number (from 1 to 8) to be used to connect the VikinX device and press "OK".

Kramer Devices

Port 1 is used to connect the Kramer device by default and cannot be changed.

Blackmagic Videohub


Use the keyboard to enter the main unit address and modify its port number, if needed. To enable the second unit, select the corresponding checkbox and define its parameters as it is described for the main unit.

To duplicate commands on the second unit automatically, select the corresponding checkbox.

Define the desired connection timeout interval in milliseconds.

Press "OK" to finish the Blackmagic Videohub device setup.

Cinegy HTTP Data Repeater Event Plugin


Here define the URL (e.g. to be used for HTTP POSTs.

Harris Router


Here enter the Harris Router address and port number. If Cinegy Event Manager is installed locally, "localhost" is defined by default.

Also enter the login credentials and the desired heartbeat interval in seconds.

Select the "Pass-Through Protocol" checkbox to switch protocol type from terminal to pass-through.

Press "OK" to finish the Harris Router setup.