XPression Automation Gateway INI files are used to hold configuration settings for the program.

The normal  location for this file on Windows 7 or later is

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Ross Video\XPression Automation Gateway

– where user is replaced with the name of the currently logged in user.

These INI files are created and modified by the application, to reflect changes to configuration made by the GUI. But they can also be edited manually to make configuration changes that are not available from the GUI.

[MAIN]
Maximized=0
Left=2759
Top=788
Width=664
Height=449

[ScreenSetup]
TopSplit=123

[TCP]
AutomationPort=5016
OxSoxPort=5001

[XPression]
FrameBuffer=1

[Debug]
Level=4

[Serial]
BaudRate=38400
Parity=NONE

[ComPorts]
COM1=1
COM3=1

The Serial section allows configuration of the serial port parameters. these are shared by all enabled ports.

The ComPorts section specifies the active serial ports. Each active port is listed. The ‘=1’ section is just a placeholder.

The Debug setting controls log file contents. Lower levels give increased logging. Level=1 will log all incoming command packets.

The TCP section allows specifying the port numbers used by the automation and oxsox media management ‘servers’. Setting these to zero disables the servers.

The XPression section allows the framebuffer associated with the gateway to be changed. Each gateway application controls a single framebuffer.

Specifying a INI file

Xpression Automation Gateway can also be started with a user-specified .INI file using the ‘-i’ command line switch. This is useful for multi-channel systems where multiple instances of the gateway can be started, each controlling a different framebuffer.

C:\> XPression Automation Gateway.exe -i MyFile.ini