Audio

Table of Contents

Overview
Host Group
Audio Channel List
Broadcast Sound

Overview

It provides bidirectional audio communication for the host by transmitting audio data to the audio output device and receiving audio data from the audio input device. You can control multiple audio channels at once, and multiple windows control their own group or host.

Audio consists of the host group and the list of audio channels.

Audio

Figure 2.83. Audio


Host Group

You can specify the group or the host to control audio in the left host group area. The audio channels of connected hosts which are belong to the specified item is listed in the audio channel list area. You must execute Host Manager to edit host group entries.

Audio Channel List

It shows the host, the audio channel name and the status of listening and speaking for the channel. You can change the status of the channel by clicking Listen or Speak checkboxes. In other words, when Listen is checked, you can hear the audio channel, and when Speak is checked, you can speak to the audio channel.

You can select multiple audio channels and click Listen or Speak on the toolbar or popup menu to control audio channels at once.

To transmit the audio sound, you must connect the microphone to the audio device of the system on which CMS is running. If the audio channel has no output device, Speak checkbox is disabled.

If you change the status of the audio channel in the Audio window, changes applied to other tool windows immediately, because all tools of CMS share the audio channels.

Broadcast Sound

It provides broadcasting the sound file to specific audio channels without microphone.

If you click Broadcast sound on the toolbar or popup menu after selecting the channels, the menu list of predefined sound files is appeared, and you can select the sound file in order to broadcast to the audio channels.

Sound files menu list

Figure 2.84. Sound files menu list


Sound files must be defined in Audio Preference in advance.

You can stop the broadcasting by turning off the speaking.