Adjusting the Server Management by the HOT KEYS

SL NEO servers support control of the main functions with using "HOT KEYS", simultaneously with the client software and independently from it: the first command that comes, will be processed. You can activate control by the "HOT KEYS" at the server itself, or you can launch the components of the SL NEO server software at one or several client PCs: the control commands from a certain machine will be formed by means of these components.

The Order of Configuring the Server Software

You should configure SL NEO server software components at the PC-platforms with the keyboards that will be used for the HOT KEYS commands. 

 

Step 1.You should install the set of SL NEO software and launch the loader of SL NEO server software modules at the PC, from which you want to implement management. The appropriate icon «SL NEO Media Server» is placed on the Windows desktop. If there's no icon at the desktop, but the software set is installed, you can find the file that starts the loader in here: С:\Program Files (x86)\SL NEO Media Platform\neovid.exe.



http://www.skylarkrussia.tv/upload/medialibrary/04a/Server%20Components%20Menu.jpgAfter the loader starts, an icon that displays the activity of server software will appear in the Windows task bar (tray). You can start/stop the server modules by the right click at the icon in tray: the red color of the icon means that all server software modules are stopped. We will need this mode for initial actions.

 

Choose the item Configure Server Components at the SL NEO icon in the Windows taskbar, then open the setting window and put the element System/HotKey from the field Available components into the right field.

 

Step 2.Launch the server software by the command Start Server - right click on the SL NEO icon in the Windows task bar (the icon will change its color from red to blue).

 

Further settings will be implemented from the control panel - Administrator Control Panel. Login to the control console is implemented either locally from the server by the right click on the blue icon in tray, or from any other machine in the network by the address http://ip address:7901. You should login to the console as an administrator. After the login to the control console: chooseManage in the left menu, then choose the tab GPI Boards, and click Service Enable in the window GPI Board 1/System/HotKey

 

hot_keys1.jpgStep 3. Set the "HOT KEYS" for a current PC. Choose the item Edit Hot Keys in the window GPI Board 1/System/HotKey. You should see a table in the opened window: the left part of the table contains the columns PIN - the identifiers of commands, the right part contains possible combinations of keys at the PC keyboard.

 

Choose ... for editing and set the key combinations for PIN. For example, let's set the key F1 for PIN 1, the key F2 for PIN 2 etc (we shall need four keys).

 

After setting all the necessary combinations, you should create a rule for every combination of keys (Action).



Actions is the system of rules and commands, implemented in SL NEO server software. It allows the user to adjust the server for executing the certain actions in case of approach of the set conditions. The condition for executing the rule in the given case is pressing the key (or a combination of keys). After the approach of a condition, the server executes the defined action. Every type of service (Program Channel, Capture, Recorder, etc.) has its own set of actions: you can adjust their executing in the rules.

 

Examples with Variants of Configuring the Rules for the Service Program Channel



Example 1. Executing the command "PLAY" for the playout channel by the key F1, executing the command "STOP" by the key F2

 

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You can configure the rules in the window GPI Board 1/System/HotKey - Add Action. Find the field Action Configuration in the window Edit Action, choose the position Name and specify a random name for the rule. Choose "1" in the field PIN (earlier we've set a key F1 for PIN1). Set Trigger value to the position"ON", find the field Address and specify the IP address of the SL NEO server for managing, or leave the field empty if the value is "localhost".

 

In the field Service press the button  and choose from the list the name of the service for managing. The list of available services is formed as a result of inquiry of the IP address that is entered to the field Address. That's why, in case if the HotKey service is configured at the client PC, you should make sure that the appropriate SL NEO server is connected to the network and is functioning (SL NEO server software is configured and active).

 

For control of the playout channel #1, you should choose Program_1 from the list (the name may vary). Choose the command for executing from the field Action. Let's set Play for our example, set (the first fullscreen layer) in the position Param 1 of the field Action parameters

 

help1.jpgYou can use the same way for configuring a rule for the second PIN that is tied to the key F2 (in our example), and set the execution of the command "STOP" for it. 

 

During the process of creating the rules, you should use the balloon tips that are displayed when moving the cursor to the Param fields. 

 







Example 2. Quick transition and playout of clips placed in the playlist: "CLIP A" by the key F1, "CLIP B" by the key F2



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In the field Action Configuration find the position Name and specify a random name for the rule. Choose "1" in the field PIN (earlier we've set a key F1 for PIN1). Set Trigger value to the position "ON", find the field Address and specify the IP address of the server, or leave the field empty if the value is "localhost". 

 

In the field Service press the button  and choose from the list the name of the service for managing - Program_1. Find the list in the field Action and choose the command for execution - Select Clip by title. In the field Action parameters enter 1 (the first fullscreen layer) into the position Param 1, enter the clip name into the field Param 2 (the field Media in the playlist, in our example it's the clip with the name "CLIP A"), set the command PLAY in the field Param 3.

 

When moving the cursor to the fields Param 1 - Param 6, the tips for setting the parameters will be displayed.

 

You can use the same way for configuring a rule for PIN 2 that is tied to the key F2 (in our example), and set for it a quick transition to the clip with the name "CLIP B".

 

Example 3. Change of logos manually, by the keys

 

The article Automatic Change of Logos with Control from the Playlist Column contains the detailed description of configuring the given function. If needed, you can duplicate the logo change control by configuring the appropriate rules for "HOT KEYS" (see the examples 1 and 2) - you should choose the command Set logo in the position Action of the fields Action Configuration.

 

For saving the implemented settings, press Apply Changes at the top part of the control console window of the server. 

 

Main Commands of the Service Program Channel (PDF document)

Main Commands of the Service Recorder (PDF document)