4.8. Automating Switcher Operations

It's possible to configure an automatic operation on a switcher device by means of the Edit Switcher Event dialog (see The Edit Switcher Event Dialog), which can be accessed either by clicking the Switch Event button in the Add Event dialog to create a new switch event or by touching the Edit button to modify an existing event.

The Edit Switcher Event Dialog

In addition to the usual fields, a switch event has Switch Matrix (the name of one of the switch matrices associated with the selected Location), Switch Input and Switch Output controls. When executed, a switch events causes a take operation to be performed on the specified switcher device between the specified input and output. It is possible to specify the input and output either by their alphanumeric names (assigned in RDAdmin) or by their absolute numbers.