Selective Mode comes in very useful where you need to choose which Com Port commands you respond to. For example, if a station takes syndicated satellite programming during the morning show, they only want to act upon commands for this show during this time. We want to ignore any other commands from any other satellite providers that may be connected to our switcher. This is where Selective Mode comes in.
When setting up Commands in the Command Matrix make sure to group commands together using the same Group. For example:
For all ESPN commands set the Group to be ESPN
For all NewsTalk commands set the Group to be NEWSTALK
Setting Selective Mode
To turn Selective Mode on for PlayoutONE, toggle the Selective Mode toggle button to ON within the Settings, Station Tab
Changing Selective Mode Commands
Within PlayoutONE, create as many commands as you need to swap the Selective Mode between different Command Groups.
DC SELECTIVE MODE XXX (Swap XXX for the Command Group). For example, DC SELECTIVE MODE NEWSTALK allows commands part of the NEWSTALK group to be processed.
To look at multiple commands groups use a comma. For example, DC SELECTIVE MODE NEWSTALK,ESPN this will allow Data Controller to process any commands part of the NEWSTALK or ESPN group