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Devices, Green-GO endpoints

Devices Overview

The Devices view displays a list of all devices on the network with details on their status and input levels. Multiple devices can be selected and edited simultaneously. The list of devices can be sorted or filtered by any of the available columns, making it easier to search through a large number of devices.

Multi-port devices (interfaces) appear as a single line in the Device view and can be expanded with the caret icon for a more detailed view of the individual ports

Users-overview

Devices view fields

Status

The status indicator shows the channel state with the highest priority of the device

Device Name

This column shows the name of the device as it is set in the Connections view. It is advisable to give each device a unique and logical name so as to easily identify them.

Device type

This column shows the type of the device. Note that the DETAILS button is only active if one or more devices of the same type are selected.

Assigned User

If a device has a user assigned to it, the user will be shown in the Assigned User column. A user can be assigned to a device in the device's settings tab. The users assigned to a multi-port device can be seen by expanding the device to show the individual ports.

Input Level

The Input Level column shows the current input level of the device. The device needs to have at least one talk enabled to be able to view the current input level. For a multi-port device, the combined (calculated) input level will be shown.

Active Channels

The Active channels column displays the channel activity. For a channel to be listed as active, these conditions need to be met;

  • The channel talk is enabled
  • Vox is being send
  • There is a receiving partner on the network

The Navigation bar contains the window title and the DETAILS button.

  • DETAILS This button opens the selected Device(s) window. Multiple devices of the same type can be selected and edited simultaneously using the checkboxes. The Details button is only active if one or multiple device(s) are selected.

This button opens the page of the selected Device(s). multiple devices of the same type can be selected and edited simultaneously using the checkboxes. This button is only active if one or multiple devices are selected

Create Devices

Devices can not be created manually but are added automatically when devices are present on the network and have the connected state. To pre-configure an offline device use the device profiles.

Lost Devices

Devices that are not present on the network anymore get the status lost. The view of this device will still be present in the application but editing of the settings is blocked. If devices are supposed to be removed from the network the REMOVE OFFLINE button can be used to remove the devices from the tree and device overview.

Devices Out of Sync

Devices can get to a state where they are Out of Sync with their associated user. In a Green-GO system multiple devices can have the same user loaded. When Local changes on a device are made they get this state.

this can be resolved in 3 different ways, all with their specific use case

  • Sync from user to device this will undo all local changes by re-loading the user to the device
  • Sync from device to user this will take the local changes from the device and copy these back to the user. Note that other devices with the same user wil automatically get this changes as wel. As changes on the user will automatically update on associated devices.
  • Create user from device if the local changes are to be kept, but not on other devices with the same user it is advised to create a new user with this local changes. The user will be prompted to give a name for this to be created user and the option to directly load this new user on the device.
Example

multiple follow spot operators have the same user loaded. the therefore have all exactly the same settings. One of the operators would like to have its channel order different than the other, and changes this on the UI of the beltpack. The beltpack with the changes will get an out of sync state. As this change needs to be preserved in the software the action "create user from device" is preformed.

Device view

A Device in Green-GO Control represents a physical device. A device or device port of a multi port device can have a user assigned to it. The device properties are set up similar to the properties defined in the user. If changes are made to the user properties, these changes will automatically be carried through to the device properties. Changes made to the device - either on the physical device or through the Green-GO Control software - will NOT automatically be carried through to the user. The changes made to the device can be transferred to the user by syncing the device properties to the user.

Device-assigned-user

The main view of a selected device always shows the user that is assigned to the device. This is also the area where a user can be dropped from the menu tree to assign it to the device. Clicking this section of the device view links directly to the main view of the assigned user.

Below the user marker, a graphical representation of the device is shown. The current channel assignment is shown here exactly as it is displayed on the physical device, as well as the LED status colors.

Device-channels

Channels Tab

The Channels tab displays the channels in the same way as the Channels tab in a user view. Only the states and levels for this specific physical device are shown.

it shows for each channel the:

A device can have a different channel assignment than the user assigned to it. This will cause the device state to be out of sync.

Settings Tab

The Settings tab contains a user assignment card and all of the user settings cards. The settings of all of these cards are automatically synced from the user to the device(s), but NOT from the device to the user.

User Assignment Card

  • Assigned User Shows the currently assigned user. A different user can be assigned by selecting one from the dropdown menu.
  • General General properties of the user will be displayed next. They cannot be edited in the device's settings tab, but in the settings tab of the user.
  • Display Name If the currently assigned user has a display name, it will be displayed here.
  • ID The ID of the current assigned user
  • Description If a description of the assigned user is provided, it will be shown here.
  • Color Displays the color of the assigned user
  • Mode Displays the user mode

Device Tab

The Device tab contains all cards with device-specific settings. Relevant device properties are shown on and can be edited in this tab.

  • Device settings Every device has a specific card containing settings unique to the device type.
  • Line In/Out Settings for all devices with an extra line in/out.
  • GPIO Settings for all devices with a GPIO port.
  • Button functions Settings for devices with assignable buttons.

Audio Tab

Setting the correct audio input levels is essential to the audio quality of a Green-GO system. Therefore, the audio properties of a device are always displayed on a separate tab. Going through a list of devices with the audio tab selected provides quick access to these settings.

Depending on the device model one or two profiles are available.

Audio Profile

Multi Port Device

Multi port Device Tab

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For Green-GO interfaces with multiple ports - like the Quad 4-Wire Interface, Dante Interface X or the original Bridge interface - the overview page will show a graphic representation of the device with all ports and a card with settings specific to the device.

Selecting the tab of a port or clicking the port on the graphic overview of the device will prompt the view of the corresponding port.

Port Tabs

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The Port view of a multi-port device has the same structure as a single Green-GO device and Users, consisting of the channels tab, settings tab and audio tab.

The exception to this is when a port is set to Line In/Out mode in the port assignment card. In that case, the tabs are not available, only a Line In/Out card.

Assigning a Line In/Out User

When a Line In/Out user is loaded on an interface port the port mode will automatically be set to Line In/Out mode.

Drag and Drop Devices

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