HDMI-CEC extra commands - switch display input
Guys, excellent news that Xibo finally supports turning screens on and off by schedule!
Please don’t stop here with this! There are interesting use cases like ours:
The customer in a sports venue has Xibo-based signage (14 screens) using DSCS9 and Samsung TVs. Until now, person had to walk through the entire venue with a remote control in his hand to turn on each display before the event, and turn it off after the event finished. Now with HDMI-CEC this will finally automated.
However, a small part will still remain manual, switching some of the screens to TV input when the sports event is broadcasted from an OB van. It looks like this: 14 displays are turned on in the morning to display various info through the CMS as normal, but 2 or 3 of them are switched to TV (antenna) input when the match starts, and switched back to Xibo when the match ends. This is done by a person with a remote control in his hand.
As far as I know, HDMI-CEC also allows input switching. Let me suggest to your dev team to extend HDMI-CEC with this. We would then simply schedule form the CMS an input switch for the displays requiring this.
It would be soo proffessional. I assume this can be very vendor-specific but the way Xibo handles commands is perfect, any commands can be added with parameters to the system, so one would only have to fill in the specific vendor-strings right in the CMS.