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Automation System: Harris Generic Digital Protocol

Modified: 2017/05/17 13:14 by EricCrocker - Uncategorized
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Harris Generic Digital Protocol

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Introduction

RadioTraffic converts to a specific Harris Generic Digital Protocol automation log format.

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Station Configuration

To configure RadioTraffic to work with Harris Generic Digital Protocol automation, you will first need modify the station configuration to utilize Harris Generic Digital Protocol automation as the automation system. In the settings module, open 'Stations'. Select the station you want to configure and double click. Once the station configuration is visible, select the 'Files' tab. Select the 'Product' to Harris Generic Digital Protocol using the drop down selection tool. The 'Automation Log Path' is where RadioTraffic will export the log to, so set this to the file system folder that Harris Generic Digital Protocol automation will pull the file from.

The filename that we export follows the MDDXXXXX.sch pattern where M represents the month converted to a 0-9,A-C single character, DD represents the day of the month and XXXXX represents the network/head-end code (specified in the Station Identifier portion of the station configuration).

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Cart Numbers

The Harris Generic Digital Protocol automation export limits the cart # to 11 characters in length.

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Automation Commands

Automation commands are currently not supported.

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Log Notes

Log Notes are supported; exported as REM events.

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Programs

Programs are currently not supported.

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Avails/Breaks

Avails are used (in addition to scheduling) in special ways when exporting; see below for additional details.

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Log Reconciliation

Automatic log reconciliation is currently not supported; if you would like to have this available, please contact us for further details.

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FAQ

TODO Add any questions as they come up to this section.

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Additional Information

Event type is set to LOI.

The scheduled date is set to the date of the log formatted as two-digit month and two-digit day.

The scheduled time is set to the time on the log.

The window start time is set to the start time of the avail. The window duration is set to the length of the avail.

The break number within a window is incremented each time an avail is encountered.

The position number is reset for every avail and incremented for each item encountered within an avail.

The scheduled length is the length of the spot.

The spot identification is set to the cart # of the schedule copy.

The description is set to the name of the schedule copy.