Power and Flexibility, At Your Fingertips
Power is good — but only if you can control it. Axia’s Pathfinder family of router control tools let you customize and command your entire Axia network. Using your choice of graphical software or networked appliance, you can easily build extremely sophisticated routing functions like automated events, custom on-screen control panels — even change the entire network on a timed schedule if you like. Pathfinder can even give you peace of mind, by sensing silence on critical paths and patching around it automatically — then sending you an e-mail to let you know what happened. And that’s just the start. Pathfinder can keep automatic logs of your studio network’s routing operations — route changes, GPIO changes, user button presses, and more. Create sophisticated routing “scenes” with Boolean logic that automatically watch for and react to specified events, using a unique graphical editor that eliminates tedious script writing. Pathfinder Panel Designer even lets you construct custom on-screen controls that can be deployed on PCs across your network. Or, map custom features to rack-mounted button panels and user keys mounted right in the console.
In today’s broadcast environment, information is key. So Pathfinder allows you to keep logs of your studio network’s routing operations — route changes, GPIO changes, user button presses, and much, much more.
You want to design that perfect automated system? Pathfinder gives you the tools. Pathfinder Stack Events allow you to design logic as simple (or sophisticated) as you need. An enhanced, graphical editor eliminates tedious script writing, allowing you to create sophisticated routing “scenes” with Boolean logic that automatically watch for and react to specified events.
Pathfinder’s Panel Designer applet lets you construct custom on-screen controls that can be deployed on PCs across your network. Or, map your custom designed features to rack-mounted button panels and user keys mounted right in the console. Some of these buttons can even dynamically change color and text to display status and engage actions.
There are two different Pathfinder software offerings tailored to your specific needs. Read on to find out which is right for you.
Designed for automated routing in small to medium-sized facilities, PathfinderPC gives you networked control of up to 25 Axia devices. This full-featured system runs on Windows PCs and allows you to construct and execute route or scene changes based on scheduled events, GPIO closures or Silence Detect trigger events. Using the client application, you can log in and change routing from anywhere you have network or Internet access. Use PathfinderPC to attach events to Axia SmartSwitch, SoftSwitch and Film-Cap button panels, or construct on-screen “virtual” controls that can run simultaneously on up to 10 PCs.
PathfinderPRO, the enterprise version of Pathfinder, contains all of the features found in PathfinderPC plus additional capabilities tailored to facilities with large physical plants or complex operational requirements. PathfinderPRO supports server “clustering” – running simultaneously on two connected, yet independent computers – for the ultimate in redundancy and security.
PathfinderPRO catalogs all of your Axia devices and supports as many end-user connections as your CPU can handle. PathfinderPRO can directly control console VMix virtual mixers, motorized faders on consoles so equipped, Show Profile changes, and more.
But PathfinderPRO doesn’t stop at just controlling your Axia equipment. Complete delivery system integration is at your fingertips with Sine Systems ACU-1, Pro-Bel, SA Port Router and generic protocol emulators, plus support for routing and translating of serial, TCP and UDP ports. Snap-in real-time metering and Web browser controls provide added options for user-designed software panels. Browser controls even support multimedia audio and video, allowing embedded A/V streaming displays in software mini-panels.