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#1 orfischer

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

Hi All,

 

I am working on a project with a corporate that wants the following:

 

They will host a conference in a large room, in which the presenter (speaker) will not have eye-contact with all the tables. 

 

They want to have a wireless push button in each table, that when the table wants to ask a question, a monitor will indicate where the question came from.

 

So ideally, the result will be: Table number 5 press the button, and the display shows "question from table #5". When a new table is pushing the button, it will override the previous screen and show "question from 'New Table #'".

 

What I was thinking is to use a midi push buttons in each table, and program a cued slide that will be activated through MIDI control cue.

 

Questions:

1. Is my plan is doable? is there a better way to achieve the desired outcome?

2. Does anyone know what is the best MIDI signal receiver to use with Watchout?

3. Does anyone know a single button wireless midi controller?

4. Is there an Appstore/ Android app that can send MIDI signals to the MIDI receiver? 

 

Thank you so  much,

 



#2 Alex Ramos

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 04:37 PM

What about using UDP messages.

Create an wireless network and use generic inputs for UDP and use the iPhone or any Android device.

 

Apps like UDP TCP Server or UDP sender, there's so many similar free apps.

 

TCP is safer connection but I don't thing production allows more than one client at same time.

 

or the iPhone control app from watchout !!

or a laptop with small flash or .net code.



#3 Alex Ramos

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

Here is an example for a simple button to run on a win laptop.

 

Enable UDP control for production.

Create an time line called "All tables" and inside put an cue called "Table 5"

 

Link for the .exe only 21kb

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vo4ts52bfxg8yz4/AABjzZkTJnNfonxxOYmVtAWra



#4 paolino

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

hi,

 

how many table ( button ) do you need?

 

I made a similar situation for a tv network, with some touch sensor they send differents videos.



#5 Fredrik Svahnberg

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

Orfischer

 

I could imagine doing this with a combination of multiple wireless devices connecting to a WATCHNET server, controlling Auxiliary Timelines in WATCHOUT.

 

http://www.dataton.com/store/product/watchout/watchnet

 

Best regards,

Fredrik Svahnberg

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#6 orfischer

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

Hi,

 

Thanks guys,

 

We will need 17-25 push buttons.

 

I am not familiar with Watchnet yet, but it looks like a great solution.

 

Will appreciate an answer about the wireless buttons as well. 



#7 Alex Ramos

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:07 PM

Check out this apps for iOS

 

Mote

CMD

UDP Remote

 

and Google Play

UDP Sender

 

Any mobile device can be used to trigger the Cues.







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