GPICommander is two things: a USB to GPI Converter and a software. You can send or receive GPI triggers using AppleScript, so it can be used with any application under MacOS X. If needed, an SDK is available if you want to have direct access to it without AppleScript (it also runs on Windows then and it enables you to control the unit by writing C code.)
It has 24 inputs (open-collector type, common ground) and 8 independant relay outputs but since each unit has a unique serial ID, you can chain more than once on the USB bus to have more inputs and/or outputs.
Download our GPICommander application so you can :
Trigger an AppleScript when any of the 8 input changes status (On to OFF or OFF to ON).
Use AppleScripts to trigger the 24 outputs of the GPICommander box.
A few of our software have a direct integration with GPICommander (so without having to create AppleScripts). For example:
With MovieRecorder, you can trigger the recording
With OnTheAir Video, you can play/pause, skipt to next, etc...
With Multicam Logger, you can change the selected angles when connected to the GPIout of your production switcher
Easy integration with other applications
Trigger GPI outputs from any application that can send AppleScripts
A GPI input status change can control any AppleScriptable application
REST API for easy integration in various workflows
Direct integration with some of our applications (no need to know AppleScripts)
In / out
24 inputs on DB 25 (ground on pin 25)
8 outputs on phoenix connector with screw contacts
Volume control (for the general output, the document, or the clip)
Automatically analyze audio to set the out point
Mac OS application
Available for free
Manual controls (set outputs on or off or pulse)
AppleScriptable (set outputs from third party application)
Can trigger AppleScripts when a change of status of one of the inputs is detected (different action possible for on or off change)
Not developed but if you are a developer, contact us to get the protocol.
Third party integration
Can be controlled by third party software through AppleScripts.
Integration possible with most of our products (check the features list to see if it can trigger GPI).