Pro-Bel SW-P-08 protocol for router control is supported in Helm, RouteMaster and RouteMaster-NDI.
RouteMaster uses the protocol for both outgoing and incoming connections, allowing third-party systems using SW-P-08 to control RouteMaster. Helm uses it for outgoing connections to control routers.
Use over TCP/IP
SW-P-08 over IP frequently uses TCP port 2008, but is not fixed.
Matrix and Level addressing
Helm and RouteMaster support 32 levels. For incoming connection the Matrix field is ignored. For outgoing connections the
Matrix property determines the matrix to be addressed
Supported and Required Commands
This table details the commands used for outgoing connections, and the commands supported for incoming connections.
|CROSSPOINT INTERROGATE, TALLY||Yes||Yes|
|CROSSOINT CONNECT, CONNECTED||Yes||Yes||RouteMaster sends CONNECTED to all clients when matrix state changes|
|PROTECT INTERROGATE, TALLY||Yes||Yes|
|PROTECT CONNECT, CONNECTED||Yes||Yes||RouteMaster sends CONNECTED to all clients when matrix state changes|
|CROSSPOINT TALLY DUMP, RESPONSE||Yes||Yes||From RouteMaster 2.3.1 and Helm 4.8.2 onwards. Used instead of INTERROGATE if
|PROTECT TALLY DUMP,RESPONSE||Yes||Yes||From RouteMaster 2.3.1 and Helm 4.8.2 onwards. Used instead of INTERROGATE if
|ALL SOURCE NAMES, RESPONSE||Yes||Yes|
|ALL DESTINATION ASSOCIATION NAMES, RESPONSE||Yes||Yes||4, 8 or 12 character names are supported in all versions. For outgoing connections the
|CROSSPOINT GO GROUP SALVO||Yes||Yes|
Extended versions of all the CROSSPOINT, PROTECT and NAMES commands are supported
For outgoing connections, the following properties can be set directly in Helm Designer, or in the RouteMaster configuration file.
||“Short, “Medium”, “Long”, “Long16″ and”Long32”||Selects 4,8,12, 16 or 32 character names. 16 and 32 variants require RouteMaster 2.3.1 and Helm 4.8.2 onwards.|
||0-255||Matrix to address|
||true/false||If true, TALLY DUMP messages are sent on connection instead of a series of INTERROGATE messages.|