Active Event (Tally)

 

This function keeps you informed whether there are any graphics showing on the screen or not. If there is at least one object that is being played, a high pulse is sent to the specified COM port. When there are no objects played, the pulse goes low. Thus, any external GPI device can be activated when there are no objects played out in X-Pert Graphics (i.e., a sound alarm to let the operator know that there are graphics displayed). After choosing this menu item, you can select the desired COM port or [None] if you do not want to send out any pulses. Furthermore, you can specify the signal type (RTS or DTR). RTS will send a pulse to pin 7, and DTR – to pin 4. Pin 5 is the ground. For more details, please, refer to the GPI pin out description in Appendix 1.