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Users Overview

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

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Users view fields

User State

The User State shows the channel state of the user with the highest priority.

User ID

The fixed User ID is a unique identifier for every user as well as the default sorting order of the user list.

Input Level

The Input Level column shows the current input level of the User. As more than one Device can have the same User assigned, the highest value of all connected devices will be shown here.

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 displays the window title and offers several action buttons.

  • DETAILS This button opens the selected user's window. Multiple users can be selected and edited simultaneously using the checkboxes. The Details button is only active if one or multiple user(s) are selected.
  • ADD The add user wizard is started, , enabling the creation of one user or multiple users simultaneously.
  • CLONE This button will clone the currently selected user including all its settings. The Clone button is only active if one user is selected.
  • DELETE Deletes the currently selected user(s). This button is only active if one or multiple user(s) are selected.

Create Users

Creating one or multiple user(s) is done by pressing the ADD button in the navigation bar. This will start the Add users wizard, which guides the user through a few simple steps to create one or more user(s). The wizard can be completed after each step by pressing theCREATE button. Pressing the NEXT button will continue user setup for the subsequent steps.

Hotkey

The Create User Wizard can be started from any place in the application by pressing Cmd or Ctrl+U

Basic Step

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  • User Name Sets the name of the user(s)to be created
  • User ID Sets the ID of the first user to be created
  • Amount Sets the amount of users to be created
  • Color Assigns a color to the user(s). Color assignment can be used for visual grouping on devices and in the Green-GO control software
  • Type Sets the user type for the users to be created.

User Names Step

The User Names step becomes available when multiple users are added. Each user can be given an individual name. Duplicate names will automatically be given a numerical suffix.

Device Profile Step

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The final step Device Profiles creates a profile for each selected device for every added user. A device profile is used to configure how a device should look and behave when a certain user is loaded on a certain device type.

User View

All communication, routing and device settings are defined within a user. The user can be assigned to a device, transferring all settings from the user to that device. As long as the device is connected to the Green-GO Control software, all changes made to the user settings will be instantly conveyed to the device settings as well. Multiple devices can have the same user assigned.

The User view has two default tabs, Channels and Settings. For each device profile there is another separate tab. Navigating between tabs is done by clicking the tab name. Clicking the button on the navigation bar adds a device profile for this user.

The Channels tab displays a miniature graphical representation of each device that has the currently selected user assigned to it. Clicking one of the device graphics will link directly to the main view of that device. This can be useful in distinguishing which device is transmitting audio or signals when multiple devices have the same user assigned to them.

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Channels Tab

Channels are essential in the communication between Green-GO devices. Each user has their own 32 channels available, each of which can be assigned to either a party line group or a single user directly. Each channel has an extensive set of properties to tailor it to your specific needs.

Assigning channels

There are two ways to assign groups or users to a channel;

  • Drag and drop a User or Group from the tree to a channel. this quickly assigns the dropped item to the channel. leaving all other properties as default or as previously set.
  • Double click on a channel row. This opens the editing window for the channel and gives access to channel assignment and all channel properties.

The channels tab shows all 32 regular channels, their states, its assignments and levels. The columns button on the bottom of the channels view allows to customize the channels view with extra channel properties for quick reference across channels. These extra columns settings are persistent, they are stored as application setting and will stay the same across config files.

Channel States

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Each channel has a colored indicator that shows the current state of the channel activity. The different colored status indicators are listed below, sorted by priority from low to high. The color schemes can be adjusted in the config view when setting up a complete config.

default color status description
Free Nothing is assigned to this channel
No member This channel has an assignment but there are no receiving partners on the network
Idle Muted The channel is not active, and output is muted
Idle The channel is not active, output is enabled
Active The channel is receiving an incoming talk, but no audio is received
Active Vox The channel is receiving an incoming talk and audio is received
Active muted The channel is receiving an incoming talk, but output is muted
Talk The channel has talk enabled, either momentary or latching, and is capable of sending audio
Autotalk The channel has talk enabled by any of the automated functions
Cue Attention This channel is receiving a Cue attention
Cue Wait This channel is receiving a Cue wait
Cue Go This channel is receiving a Cue GO
Cue Hold This channel is receiving a Cue Hold
Call a Call is received on this channel
Alert Call an Alert Call is received on this channel
GPIO control Indicates an incoming GPIO control

Channel Assignment

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Next to the channel state indicator, the primary assignment of the channel is shown. The icon indicates whether the channel is assigned to a user or a group. If a color is set for the user or group this is also displayed. If a Listen override is set this will show up in the Listen column.

Changing channel order

Channels can quickly be rearranged by dragging and dropping one channel onto another channel. This will swop the two channels assignments including all settings of the channel.

Talk and Listen States

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The microphone icon indicates the current talk state of the channel. Clicking the icon will toggle the talk state of the actual device, making it possible to remotely enable a channel. The current talk mode is displayed next to the microphone icon.

  • The talk of this channel is active - when audio is present on this channel, it will be sent to the receiving partner(s)
  • The talk of this channel is not active - audio will not be sent on this channel

The Speaker icon indicates the current listen state of the channel. Clicking the icon will toggle the listen state on the actual device, making it possible to remotely (un)mute a channel. The current level of the channel is shown next to the speaker icon.

  • The listen mode is enabled - when audio is present on this channel it will be heard on the output of the device
  • The listen mode is mute - audio from this channel will not be heard on the output of the device

Channel VU

User-level

VU-db-values The VU meter gives a live depiction of the audio level on the channel.

Settings Tab

The Settings tab contains several cards with settings that are unique to the user. These settings are the same for all device types the user is loaded on.

User Card

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The User card contains all user properties defining who the user is.

User Settings Card

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The User Settings card contains all user settings defining how the user communicates.

Special Channels Card

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The special channels card contains special channel properties.

Security Card

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The security card holds Security properties, used to block menu items on a device.

Device Profiles

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Each user can have one or more device profile(s), which can be created during the Create user wizard. Device profiles can also be added manually by clicking the in the navigation bar, prompting a window where a device profile can be created by clicking one of the device icons

A device profile can be removed by pressing the DELETE button when a device profile is selected.

A device profile contains all cards with settings specific for a device. Device profiles can be made for the following devices;

Device profile Available cards
BPX Device settings, Audio profile
MCX Device settings, Audio profile,Line in/out, Button functions, Gpio
MCD Device settings, Audio profile, Line in/out, Gpio
BP2 Device settings, Audio profile
WPX Device settings, Audio profile
WP Device settings, Audio profile
BCN Device settings
4-wire port Audio profile, Gpio
2-wire port Device settings
RDX Device settings, Audio profile

Device Profile Cards

Each card contains properties specific to the devices, e.g. the BPX and MCX audio profile are different as an MCX will have more in- and output options.

Drag and Drop Users

A User can be dragged from the tree and dropped to any of the following places

  • A channel on the channel list of an user. This assigns the source user to the target channel.
  • A screen part of a device graphic from a device profile or Device. This will assign the User to the channel associated with the screen part. If the function of that screen part is not a channel it will find the first free channel and set the function accordingly.
  • A Group in the groups view. This will make the user member of the group by assigning the group to the first free available channel
  • The member list of a group This will make the user member of the group by assigning the group to the first free available channel
  • A Room in the Rooms view. This will make the user member of the Room by assigning the Room to the user
  • The member list of a room This will make the user member of the Room by assigning the Room to the user
  • A device in the device view. this will assign the user to the device and load all the properties defined in the user on the device.
  • The user bar above a device. this will assign the user to the device and load all the properties defined in the user on the device.
  • The Name field in the User Assignment card. this will assign the user to the device and load all the properties defined in the user on the device.
  • On a Flexlist this will append the user to this flexlist
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