Axia GPIO for Show Profile Switching (iQ, Radius, RaQ, and DesQ series consoles only)
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)
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.
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.
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.
Show Profile GPIO Configuration
- Log in to the Web Page of the console you are configuring.
- On the left side menu, click the Shows link.
- Enter an unused Livewire channel in the Logic Port for Show Switching.
- Click Save.
QPIO Ports on a QOR
GPIO Ports on an xNode
GPIO on an Axia IP-Audio Driver
Show Profile GPIO Table
Changes to the blank profile
Profile A command
Change to the A profile
Profile B command
Change to the B profile
Profile C command
Change to the C profile
Profile D command
Change to the D profile
Profile None lamp
Active when None
Profile A lamp
Active when A
Profile B lamp
Active when B
Profile C lamp
Active when C
Profile D lamp
Active when D
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