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Hardware Control with the HCP Project
HCP Adds Hardware Control to SAM Broadcaster
This project is called HCP, or the Handshake Control Program. HCP was developed to use the handshaking lines of a common RS-232 serial port to provide hardware support to SAM Broadcaster. Signals to and from these lines are sent via the IP stack to and from SAM. SAM can control or respond to the closures with simple PAL commands. HCP is more than adequate for a great number of uses, especially where control is needed with only a few buttons or contact closures. HCP is ideal for relay closure controlled satellite radio networks.
The project is now available for download from the project home, here:
HCP.exe & HCP.ini Ver 00.01.03 July 19, 2009
Documentation Ver 02 for 00.01.03 July 19, 2009
HCP was written from the ground up to work with SAM Broadcaster.
HCP is a Windows executable program that encompasses all the processes necessary to achieve hardware control.
HCP is easy to install as it has no library or registry dependencies. Just copy the .exe and .ini files to the PC, edit the .ini file, and run.
HCP works with a common RS-232 serial port. USB serial ports also work.
HCP provides control of two outgoing relay closures and from up to four incoming lines.
For outgoing lines, a very inexpensive relay board is available that is easy to connect and won't break the bank.
HCP is complete and requires no user programming or development tools.
HCP is very flexible by way of a comprehensive set of options in a .ini file.
HCP can be running more than one instance on a machine.
HCP can run on a machine other than the machine that SAM runs on.
HCP is distributed as FREEWARE and there is no charge to download or use it.
HCP has a complete and comprehensive manual available on the project download page.
HCP is a private development project. It was not developed by, or with the assistance of Spacial Audio or the SAM Broadcaster development team. Please do not ask them for support for HCP. Direct comments or questions about HCP to the "Other Software" forum.
Please enjoy HCP.