Author Topic: Fail-Over Automation Using Silence Sensor?  (Read 1513 times)

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Fail-Over Automation Using Silence Sensor?
« on: December 02, 2023, 12:31:45 am »
I run a low power FM college station (GM, PD, CE, webmaster, janitor, etc.). Thanksgiving (U.S. holiday) night, the automation PC completely shut down and because the campus was closed, I had to transfer to less-than-ideal backup programming at the transmitter via remote desktop.  I would like to set up a backup automation PC at the transmitter and, in the event audio from the studio fails (due to power outage, computer dying, problems with the studio-to-transmitter link, angry squirrels, etc.), have the stream switch over to the backup.

Because this is a college station, I have to do this on the cheap.  In addition to switching something via the serial port, can the Pira.cz silence sensor software start/run another program on the computer (or activate hot keys)?  Rather than using an external relay, I have been looking at using two sound cards and software like SoundSwitch or Audio Switcher.

Thoughts?  Thanks!