The Power of Smart Logic
Unique to entertainment automation control, Navigator has smart logic in the form of rules, which enable automatic progression through your show to be determined by predefined conditional logic. That means a show can flow based on decisions made according to the live state of sensors, or inputs from other sources. Rules are commonly used for safety interlocks.
There’s no limit to the number of rules a show can have. Continually monitored in real-time, rules can have a vast number of inputs and each rule monitors input conditions. If a condition becomes true, then the corresponding rule automatically activates and executes the prescribed action.
Rules form part of Navigator’s distributed architecture. They aren’t centrally processed in one console or server but are handled in real-time across the whole networked system. This not only increases efficiency but also makes the system considerably more resilient than the architectures of other platforms.
Other unique features of Navigator rules include:
- Rules monitor conditions (which can be any type of information from any of the devices connected to any NAV:Net device across the whole distributed network).
- Rules actions are initiated by the system without requiring operator interaction.
- Rules reside on the devices they control and can cause actions only on them, increasing resilience (see distributed architecture).
The rule response to a failed state, such as loss of communications, can be defined.