C.17. BroadcastTools SS8.2

Driver Name:

BroadcastTools SS8.2

Supported RML Commands:

GPI Enable ['GE']
GPI Set ['GI']
GPO Set ['GO']
Switch Add ['SA']
Switch Remove ['SR']
Switch Take ['ST']

Control is done by means of an RS-232C connection to a four pin RJ11 modular jack on the back of the unit (an adapter to a standard DB9 connector is supplied by Broadcast Tools with the unit). Serial port speed on the SS 8.2 should be set to 19200 (some have found 9600 to work instead). Do *not* use 38400, as there are known bugs within the SS 8.2 when used with this speed! Serial port parameters should be set to 19200 baud rate (or 9600 if that worked instead), No parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, CR/LF termination (or potentially no termination).

The SS 8.2 should be configured to use 'Mix' mode --i.e. DIP switches SW-14-4 and SW-14-5 should both be 'on', and the unit ID should be '0', with DIP switches SW-14-1, SW-14-2 and SW-14-3 all 'off'.

Operation in 'multidrop' mode is not supported. If you wish to use GPI (referred to as 'PIP', for 'Parallel Input Port' in the Broadcast Tools documentation), then you will also need to be sure that DIP switch SW-14-10 is ON.