Axia GPIO for Show Profile Switching (iQ, Radius, RaQ, and DesQ series consoles only)

Updated 4 months ago by Bryan Jones

Scope

This document covers the configuration of GPIO for control, and an indication of Show Profiles in the iQ-series consoles. At the time of this writing, this includes;

  • iQ or Radius (with a QOR console engine)
  • iQx (built-in console engine)
  • iQs (virtual console with AE1000 engine)
iQ Console Show Profiles are also controllable using Pathfinder. GPIO is NOT required. This method is provided as an alternate method for control and monitoring of the Show Profile.


Description

In addition to manually loading show profiles from the console surface, Show Profiles can be recalled and the current profile indicated by GPIO. This is most useful when you want something external to load the profile.; for example, an automation system.


Configuration

Remote control for Show Profiles and their status uses multicast GPIO (an unused Livewire channel) to communicate status with a GPIO port somewhere on the system. The GPIO port could be a physical port on the back of a QOR or GPIO node where you would physically connect wires to the inputs for control and output to drive status lamps, control a switcher, etc.

Additionally, virtual GPIO ports — like those found on the Axia IP-Audio Driver — are controllable by my third-party automation systems and require no wiring. The premise is the same. GPI 2 loads Profile A regardless of whether a physical or virtual port trips the pin.

We do not provide support for any automation system configuration directly. Please contact your automation vendor for information on controlling Axia GPIO.

In addition to controlling what Profile is loaded, the associated GPO (output) is active anytime the Profile is active. Load Profile A, GPO 2 is active. Load profile B, GPO 3 is active.

One practical application is to control a switcher or other audio route based on what Profile is loaded. For example, when the "On Air" profile is loaded, the Record Bus might be routed to the Automation system for recording phone calls, etc. When a "Production" profile is loaded, some other Program Bus is routed to the automation or recording software inputs.

Show Profile GPIO Configuration

  1. Log in to the Web Page of the console you are configuring.
  2. On the left side menu, click the Shows link.
  3. Enter an unused Livewire channel in the Logic Port for Show Switching.
  4. Click Save.

GPIO Configuration

Note that the GPIO channel entered in the previous step DOES NOT ADVERTISE. You must type the channel manually in the following configurations.
QPIO Ports on a QOR
GPIO Ports on an xNode
GPIO on an Axia IP-Audio Driver
The GPIO channel in the Axia Driver and the Audio Channel do NOT need to match. It's okay to use channel 1001 for audio output and channel 16104 for GPIO.


Show Profile GPIO Table

Inputs (GPI)
ID
Name
Pin
Notes

GPI 1

None command

Pin 11

Changes to the blank profile

GPI 2

Profile A command

Pin 12

Change to the A profile

GPI 3

Profile B command

Pin 13

Change to the B profile

GPI 4

Profile C command

Pin 14

Change to the C profile

GPI 5

Profile D command

Pin 15

Change to the D profile

Outputs (GPO)
ID
Name
Pin
Notes

GPO 1

Profile None lamp

Pin 1

Active when None

GPO 2

Profile A lamp

Pin 2

Active when A

GPO 3

Profile B lamp

Pin 3

Active when B

GPO 4

Profile C lamp

Pin 4

Active when C

GPO 5

Profile D lamp

Pin 5

Active when D


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