Selective groups

Selective groups come in very useful when choosing which commands you want to respond to.

For example, if a station takes syndicated satellite programming during the morning show, they only want to act upon commands for this satellite 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 groups come in.

⌨️ Command groups

When setting up commands in the command matrix, make sure to group commands using the same group. For example:

  • For all ESPN commands set the group to 'ESPN'
  • For all NewsTalk commands set the group to be 'NEWSTALK'

🔘 Setting selective groups

To turn selective groups on in PlayoutONE, switch on the 'Selective' toggle button in the 'Station' tab in Data Controller's settings window.

✅ Changing selective group commands

Within PlayoutONE, create as many commands as you need to swap the active selective groups between different command groups.

'DC SELECTIVE MODE [group]' allows commands which are part of a certain group to be processed. For example, 'DC SELECTIVE MODE NEWSTALK' allows commands in the NEWSTALK group to be processed.

To look at multiple command groups use a comma. For example, 'DC SELECTIVE MODE NEWSTALK,ESPN' will allow Data Controller to process any commands part of the NEWSTALK or ESPN group

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