Idle Mode

The Slave X-Pert Playout is remains idle and listens to the Master X-Pert Playout activity. If the Master X-Pert Playout stops responding, the Slave X-Pert Playout will start playing immediately from the same point, at which the Master X-Pert Playout was last.

Advantage: No additional network traffic overhead.

Disadvantage: It might take up to a second to start the playback process from the point it failed. The information about all previously executed external events will not be preserved. Thus, if the Master was running in video scale mode before the failure, the Slave will precede outputting full-screen video.

In both modes, whenever you change anything in the Master X-Pert Playout playlist, the BackUp X-Pert Playout does the same automatically.

Regardless of the mode, you will always use content files that are stored either on local or on network storage.

The easiest approach is to use content ONLY from a redundant network-attached storage (NAS) or SAN. This means that the Slave X-Pert Playout will use the same file path as the Master X-Pert Playout to locate the content files.

If you are going to use local content files, or a mixed approach, then you should install X-Pert Content Replicator on the Slave X-Pert Playout machine. Its task will be to automatically replicate (copy) the new-coming content from the Master X-Pert Playout’s local storage to the local storage of the BackUp X-Pert Playout.

The Change dongles option allows you to change the dongle (WIBU-key) of a currently playing unit without interrupting the work of the X-Pert Playout. Thus, if your Master machine is down and you need the full functionality on your Slave machine, you will be able to change the dongle for the latter without interrupting its playback. After you have inserted the new dongle, press ToolsMirror Mode Change Dongle, and the new dongle will be recognized.

IMPORTANT! The BackUp machine should run the same software version as the Master machine!