The “Hardware Director” enables the WPITCOM Display Box 2 Software to actively switch on and off external hardware devices which are connected to the GPIO ports of a supported device, enabling the application to for instance switch on a signal light or open a gate or drop a product out. The “Hardware Director” is closely connected to other add-ons like “Basic Event Receiver” for input.
This add-on to the WPITCOM Display Box 2 provides the possibilty to switch on or off external devices, which are connected to the GPIO port of a supported device. As WPITCOM Display Box 2 runs on different platforms, some platforms support GPIO – others only by hardware externsion.
In some cases, depending on the hardware basis, “Hardware Director 1wire™” add-on might be recommendable, depending on the hardware basis in use.
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The configuration which input pin has to be switched on or off based on an event / message, is simply done in a configuration file, prodividing the number of the pin and the activitity to take place. The GPIO “Hardware Director” add-on is closely linked to the “GPIO Interface” add-on which can simultaneously receive the signal change and switch on devices immediately for a defined time to for instance activate a light or open a gate. No programming is necessary to setup.