What Is Data Controller?

Created by Jason Carr, Modified on Thu, 14 Mar at 9:26 AM by Jason Carr

Data Controller is part of the PlayoutONE Suite of programs and acts as a translator between PlayoutONE and external systems. 

Serial / Com Port Devices

Data Controller can translate incoming RS232 command from Switchers, Satellite Receivers and Relay Boxes and trigger specific functions within PlayoutONE.  
Example: Triggering the Legal ID or Commercials based on a command coming from a Broadcast Tools Switcher.


Data Controller has its own inbuilt TCP Server and so it can receive any TCP command from any device. These TCP commands can then be mapped to PlayoutONE Specific Commands.
Example: Receiving a trigger from a SIlence Detector to make PlayoutONE play the next item.


Data Controller can talk to Axia Nodes so that GPIO triggers can be sent and receive.  
Example: Pressing a button on the Axia Console can trigger PlayoutONE to Play the next item.


Data Controller can talk to any Wheatstone Blade and react to incoming SLIO and LIO events.  
Example: A Quick Key within PlayoutONE can be configured to turn on a specific channel within a Wheatstone Blade.

Audio Science GPIO

Data Controller can listen and set GPIOs on the Audio Science range of soundcards that support this feature.
Example: When GPIO1 is triggered on the ASI soundcard, make PlayoutONE play a specific Quick Key.

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