Command matrix

The command matrix allows you to map incoming commands from external services to PlayoutONE.

📝 Adding a command

Enabled / Disabled Enables or disables this particular command
Description A meaningful description. For example, 'Play legal ID'
Group The group the command belongs to. (See Selective Mode)
Stations The PlayoutONE station the command should be actioned on 
PC The Data Controller PC which will carry out the command
Incoming command service Where the incoming command is coming from
Incoming command The command from the service to watch for
Outgoing command type
  • Predefined: Choose an existing command in PlayoutONE
  • Command: Build your own PlayoutONE command
  • Passthrough (See below)
Outgoing command The outgoing command
Settings Settings for the command include the ability to set an alarm if the command isn't received after a set time.
Daypart Choose to only action this command based on the daypart grid.

🔀 Command passthrough

Command Passthrough allows you to take an incoming command and pass it back out again.

To set this up you need to follow the steps below:

  • For commands that are static and never change, simply change the command type to Passthrough.
  • For commands that have dynamic content within them (Such as now playing data) format the command as follows:
    • Set the incoming command to be 'Passthrough'. Format the command sent to Data Controller as follows:

For example, 'PASSTHROUGH|COM1|Now Playing: Rolling Stone - Satisfaction', will send 'Now playing: Rolling Stones - Satisfaction' to the COM1 port. You can add '&CMD=' to the command to ignore the service.

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