Changing Layout using RS232

pearl-2

#1

We are looking to add the ability to change the layout using our room automation system control panel i.e. when the public microphone is active it will switch to the presenter/public podium PIP.
Looking through the documentation provided, I am not seeing a way to change layouts using RS-232. After looking into it more, it may be a difficult process since the layouts are not really in a particular order.
What would be the best way to change the layout over RS232? I am thinking of having a separate channel with each layout, but would that cause a drop in the broadcast stream when changing the channel?


#2

You can certainly change layouts using RS232 commands. For example to switch to layout 3 on channel 1 you would send:

SET.1.active_layout=3
SAVECFG

This is detailed in our online user guide here: https://www.epiphan.com/userguides/pearl-2/Content/UserGuides/Streaming/integrate/thirdPartyConfig/man_br_3rdParty_configuration_keys.htm#Channel4


#3

You know what I hate… that guy that does not read the manual.

Works perfect, thanks for your help.


#4

No worries at all and I’m happy to help!