New in Winscript 5.12.0, if your RidePlayer is connected to a RideAmp-350Q, you can now add it as a device, and take advantage of monitoring variables within your script. This is done without a controller connection to the RideAmp. The data is instead automatically polled through the Dante stream.
The following firmwares must also be loaded onto your RidePlayer/RideAmp350Q:
RidePlayer Control: 5.12.0
RidePlayer Dante: 1.2.1
RideAmp350Q Dante: 1.1.1
To enable this feature, simply add the RideAmp-350Q your RidePlayer is connected to as a device in your script. The "Device Name" entered here (circled in yellow) must EXACTLY MATCH the device name given to the RideAmp350Q in Dante Controller. In our example, we're calling it "RideAmp350Q".
Once you click "Next", you'll be taken to the screen below. You'll want the following information entered:
Connection Type: dante
Device Port: Dante Network
Protocol: Status Polling
After you've finished adding your RideAmp-350Q as a device, if you open the RideAmp device variables tab, you'll get access to the ".Online" device variable.
Online refers to the Dante Network, meaning .Online will be true if you have a Dante Network connection from your RidePlayer to your RideAmp. If you were to unplug the network cable between the RidePlayer and RideAmp, .Online will set itself to false. Or, if RideAmp became unpowered, .Online would also tick to false.
This device variable is polled automatically through the Dante network (no need set up a sequence to poll this device). If RideAmp was to go offline, on average it takes about 10-20 seconds for the .Online variable to update. In heavy traffic or large network cases, worse case scenario would be about a minute for .Online device variable to update.
Fault24V will tick true if voltage drops below the required 24V, while Fault 48V will tick true if voltage is below 48. In the example pictured above, my RideAmp is being powered by 24V. Thus, the 48V Fault is true, but the Fault24V is false. It's also important to check if the .Online variable is true before you read what the Fault24V and Fault48V say, as they could be left in incorrect states if communication is lost with the RideAmp.