Eos and Ion versions 1.4.2 and higher, Element 1.6 and higher, and all versions of Gio and Eos Ti support serial control of the system. Network UDP was added in version 1.9.5.
The serial interface allows text to be sent to Eos Family consoles through I/O Gateways. (The physical serial ports on older Ion consoles and Eos/Ion RPUs are not currently supported). Also, as of version 1.9.5, the Eos Family supports both transmitting and receiving UDP string messages via an Ethernet network. The format for the commands into an Eos family console remains the same.
In Browser->Setup->Show Control, there are buttons to enable and disable serial commands, and to specify the serial group(s) that is listened to. The serial group should match the Serial Group ID set on the I/O Gateway in Gateway Configuration Editor. All text will be stored until a '\r' or '#' is encountered to determine the end of the command. '#' and '\r' also serve as the Enter key for the command line.
If the text begins with a '$', the text that follows it, up until the next '\r' or '#', will be sent to the command line of user 0 and processed as if the user had typed it.
Ex: $ Chan 1 Thru 10 at Full # sets channels 1 thru 10 to full, manually.
All other text will be sent to the Eos event handler, allowing the following formats:
M = can be used instead of Macro
Q = can be used instead of Cue
Notes about Syntax: