Introduction To The GTP-32 Control Processor

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The GTP-32 Control Processor
helps you solve equipment interface, control
and monitoring problems, quickly and easily
The GTP-32 Control Processor
Is unlike anything on the market
A Problem Solver For
Offers simple, cost-effective, and easily accessible solutions
Time triggered events
Controls and monitors equipment in the same room, on another
floor, in another building, across town, and around the world
Time delayed events
Supports GPI/O, Serial, Ethernet, LAN, WAN, VPN, Internet, TCP/
IP, UDP, SNMP, SCTE, and more
On-Air tallies
Monitor Wall text and tally control
EAS crawls and audio-overs
VTR / DDR / Video Server play out
control and monitoring
The GTP-32 Control Processor
Works with a wide range of broadcast and production equipment
VTRs, DDRs, video servers, graphics systems, logo inserters, video
routers, video switches, production switchers, master control switchers,
multi-viewers, camera tallies, on-air tallies, audio devices, camera
pedestals, and more...
GPI routing
Router control and monitoring
Graphics control
SCTE command generation
SCTE A/B Switch
Supports an extensive list of equipment control protocols
SNMP message generation
Camera tally control, local and remote
The GTP-32 Control Processor
Is a “control infrastructure” that is expandable and adaptable
Can be easily configured and re-configured as equipment and the
needs of the facility change
No programming or scripting required.
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Video A/B Switch control and monitoring,
local and remote
Shared control between control positions
and control facilities
The GTP-32 Control Processor gives you
the tools to easily solve control and
interface problems
Production Control Rooms #1 and #2 share cameras in Studio #A
PCR #1 controls the camera tallies for the morning & afternoon
shows. PCR #2 controls them for the evening shows
When a PCR is controlling the camera tallies, it also needs to control
the Studio On-Air lights
Fred mounts relays on a
board to control 3 camera
tallies and 2 studio On-Air
He runs wires from control
rooms to studio.
He mounts a switch in
each PCR to take control
of the camera tallies.
Joe replaces the
existing sytem with a
PCR #1
“With the GTP-32, I finally have a control system
that does what I want it to do. I can easily change
configurations by myself.”
“The GTP-32 is used throughout the building for
passing tallies, controlling graphics, rolling
automation breaks, delegating control between
studios, driving monitor walls, controlling on-air
lights, and providing equipment error indicators. It
is the control backbone.”
The camera tally
system works fine.
Joe takes over the
camera tally system.
Time passes and
Fred is promoted
and moves into
another department.
He is asked to add 2
more cameras.
He discovers that
the system can not
be easily expanded.
Joe uses a web-browser to
configure the GTP-32 inputs and
outputs for 5 camera tallies and
2 On-Air lights.
PCR #2
He wires PCR tallies
to GTP-32 GPIs.
He wires camera
tallies and studio OnAir lights to GTP-32
“The GTP-32 makes it so easy to respond to
Operation’s requests and changes. What used to
take days and weeks can now be done in hours.”
Oops. Another change. Make
that 6 cameras and 3 On-Air
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Joe is done.
When you need to push a button…...
Create a button panel solution by simply
connecting a Universal Switch Panel to your
GTP-32 Control Processor
USP-16 Universal Switch Panel
Tom in Operations tells Joe in
Maintenance that the producer in
PCR1 needs a button panel to
change on-set graphics during his
“The USP / GTP-32 combination opens the door to
endless control & statusing possibilities”
“When used with the GTP-32, one USP panel can
control graphics, A/B switching, roll clips, change
routers, control keyers, you name it.”
show…. by the end of the week
Joe looks for a metal
panel, buttons, and
wire to build a button
Joe drills holes, mounts
buttons, and solders wires.
He runs wires from PCR 1
to the equipment room.
He installs and tests.
“Joe, the producer
wants one more
button and make
them all green
Joe is not done
Joe is done.
Joe installs a USP-16
push-button panel in
He runs a cable from the
existing GTP-32, in the
equipment room, to the
graphics playout device,
two racks over.
Joe uses a web-browser
to configure the USP and
He assigns legends and
colors to the 5 USP keys.
He assigns a USP key to
each GTP-32 GPI Output,
to select a graphic.
Joe is done.
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Joe assigns a legend and
color to another USP key.
“Joe, the producer
wants one more
button and make
them all green
Then, on the GTP-32, he
assigns the graphic to be
He changes all key colors
to green.
Joe is done.
Equipment & technology continually change forcing
you to adapt. Use the GTP-32 to
Change GPI control to serial and Ethernet control.
Change serial and Ethernet status to GPI status.
Take GPI triggers from “old reliable” to control
and monitor the new gear.
Routers, switchers, graphics, video servers, DDRs,
multi-viewers, tally systems, ……...
“The existing switch panels connected to a local GTP32 in Transmission. The new equipment and GTP-32
was installed down the block in the new building.
Configured the GTPs and connected them together.
Worked the first time and kept on working.”
The original graphics system supported GPIs for triggering graphics.
It is no longer supported and breaks down frequently.
Recently, it was replaced with a new unit that requires a serial
connection to control graphics.
The goal is to use the existing button panels and graphics control
system, just change the interface from the original device to the new
Joe installs a GTP-32 in
the equipment room near
the original graphics
Joe connects the
original system to
the GTP-32's GPIs
and GPOs.
He runs a cable to the
original system’s Inputs
and Outputs.
He connects a
GTP-32 serial port
to the new device.
“The GTP-32 is so simple to setup.… select from a list
of source events, assign an action, and then try it.
Easy to tweak to get it just right. No programming.
No scripting. The built-in diagnostic tools and logs
eliminate the guesswork.”
“Was monitoring an old style switcher using serial to
the GTP-32. Driving on-air lights and monitor wall
tallies. Got a new Ethernet based switcher. Got the
new protocol from DNF and installed an Ethernet
“The GTP-32 allowed us to mix old and new
equipment in the facility. Over time the old will be
replaced by new, but workflow will remain the
Joe uses a webbrowser to configure
the GTP-32 GPIs,
GPOs and serial
He tests the system.
It works.
He runs another cable to
the new graphics device.
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Joe is done.
You need to connect equipment located on
different floors and in different buildings.
Running multi-core cable is not an option……..
Place GTP-32s where you need them around
the facility, between facilities, at remote
locations. Connect them together over LAN,
WAN, or the Internet.
“The GTP-32 is used to pass tallies between facilities
in the north and south of the country. Set it and
forget it. Easily make changes for special events,
maintenance, and new equipment.”
During Breaking News events, you share stories with other stations
in your group. Sometimes you roll stories from your video server.
Sometimes you provide a live feed from your newsroom.
Sometimes you do both.
To prevent mistakes you need On-Air tallies back from the sister
station when they put your video server or studio on-air.
“Setting up the GTP-32 is easy. Select a GPI. Assign
it to a GPO. Assign it to 2 GPOs. Repeat for each GPI.
Save one configuration for each studio. Use a GPI to
recall the correct configuration.”
“Troubleshooting tallies is simple. Punch up source
on switcher then check GPI web page.
Is it on? Which one is on?
Use the diagnostic tool to turn on/off GPOs, one at a
Pete in Station A calls
Jim in Station B to
request a story feed.
Jim loads the story on
a video server playout
channel and waits…..
Pete calls back,
“Roll the story!”
The director tells Joe
to review the stories
for the Evening News.
Jim rolls the story,
then gets called to
the equipment
Joe grabs an “used”
video server channel
and accidentally stops
the feed to Station A.
Pete in Station A calls
Jim in Station B to
request a story feed.
Jim loads the story on
a video server playout
channel and delegates
control to Pete at
Station A.
Pete rolls, recues and
then rolls the story to
air from his USP-16
The director tells
Joe to review the
stories for the
Evening News.
An On-Air light next to
the video server in
Station B turns on.
Joe sees that the
video server channel
is in use and finds
another one.
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Your facility has a specific workflow with specific
control needs. Operations wants to minimize
changes to their workflow. You just bought a new
device that does not provide the hardware panels
that they need.
Using the GTP-32, create a custom, off-the-shelf,
control system that meets Operations needs.
The new camera switch you just bought is state of the art
technology with fiber optic camera routing using light wave
The only problem is that the user has to use a Windows®
application to do camera switching. Operations wants a
push button panel with status.
At the next
Engineering staff
meeting, the team
explores its options
for solving the
Reviewing the list of
available control
equipment in-house,
there is a GTP-32
and USP-16 with
some unused keys.
“Every time a new control issue crops up, I call DNF.
If the GTP-32 doesn’t already do it, they help me find
a solution or add the needed function. I use it for
just about everything. Is there anything the GTP
doesn’t do ?”
“With the GTP-32, I finally have a control system
that does what I want it to do. I can easily change
configurations by myself.”
“The GTP-32 makes it so easy to respond to
Operation’s requests and changes. What used to
take days and weeks can now be done in hours.”
“The GTP-32 and USP-16 is what we use to solve
operator control problems. They are all over the
Changing camera
switches is not an
Making Operations
use a mouse and
keyboard is also not
an option.
DNF can support the
new camera switcher
control protocol on
the GTP-32.
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After a little research,
it is learned that the
camera switch can be
remotely controlled.
The new protocol is
installed on the
It is configured to
control and monitor
the camera switch.
The operators use
the USP-16 to select
a camera.
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