In order to provide full fail-safe broadcasting, the following configuration models are available:
Single Machine Configuration
This configuration model allows you to use a single machine to edit your playlists and perform the playout session.
The following diagram represents a single machine setup:
Open the Cinegy Air Configurator. Select the "Local" checkbox.
One Cinegy Air Client and One Playout Server
The given configuration model is used in the workflow when the Cinegy Playout instance and the Cinegy Air client are installed on the different machines.
The following diagram represents this configuration:
Open the Cinegy Air Configurator. In the configuration window that appears, browse for "Engine 1" to locate the playout server.
One Cinegy Air Client and Two Playout Servers
This is fail-safe playout mode used in the workflow with three separate machines: one with the Cinegy Air client, and two servers – master and slave. Both playbacks are independently backed up. There is no single point of failure. If the master playout server is disconnected, broadcasting will automatically be switched over to the slave playout server.
The diagram below represents this configuration model:
Open the Cinegy Air Configurator and browse for the "Engine 1" location you would like to use as the master playout server. Mark the checkbox next to "Engine 2" and browse for the location of the slave server.
Two Cinegy Air Clients, One Shared Playlist and One Playout Server
The following diagram represents this configuration: two Cinegy Air clients, one shared playlist, and one playout server.
The scheme described above provides a simultaneous work of two Cinegy Air clients with the same shared playlist, which is played back from the single-connected playout server.
To configure this mode, set the same playlist path for the master Cinegy Air client and the slave Cinegy Air client, then browse the common playout server in the "Engine 1" field.
The "Shared playlist" option should be enabled on both stations. Any changes made to a playlist on the active station will be visible on the other Cinegy Air client.
When the "Shared playlist" option is not enabled and a shared playlist is edited on either client station, the applied changes become visible on another client station only after reconnection. If the playlist was edited on one of the client stations, another client station should be reconnected and the following dialog appears:
The options are to reload the updated playlist to the Cinegy Air playlist panel, leave the loaded playlist and establish connection, or cancel connecting to Cinegy playout.
Two Cinegy Air Clients, One Shared Playlist and Two Playout Servers
The following diagram represents this configuration: two Cinegy Air clients, one shared playlist and two playout servers.
In the scheme above, the "Change over device" functionality allows switching between the master and the slave playout servers. This configuration is the most fail-safe mode. Both Cinegy Air clients and both playout servers are independently backed up.
To configure this mode, set the same playlist path for both the master Cinegy Air client and the slave Cinegy Air client. Set the fields "Engine 1" and "Engine 2" to be the same for each of the Cinegy Air clients. The playout commutation master/slave is available in this mode.
The configuration for both master and slave Cinegy Air clients is as follows:
Two Cinegy Air Clients and Two Playout Servers
The following diagram represents this configuration: two Cinegy Air clients, two playlists and two playout servers.
This mode is fail-safe: both editing and playback are independently backed up. The change over device will quickly respond in case of the signal point failure. Each Cinegy Air client has its own playlist, which can be immediately started if needed (e.g. to replace one broadcasting scheme with another one). The process of switching takes about two seconds.
To configure this mode, set different playlist paths for the master Cinegy Air client and the slave Cinegy Air client, but browse the same playout servers (master and slave) for each Cinegy Air client.
The configuration for each Cinegy Air client is as follows:
Master Cinegy Air client configuration
Slave Cinegy Air client configuration