Boston – May 23, 2021 – Technomad announces a new contact closure option for the company’s popular Schedulon automatic audio player. To be released July 1, the new feature allows users to easily control external devices with the Schedulon as well as trigger playback events with external contacts. The contact closure option provides eight pairs of contacts on the rear of the chassis. Each set of contacts can be set as an input or an output trigger, and each closure can be programmed independently, while still maintaining the stand-alone functionality of the unit.
“With the Schedulon, our goal has always been to create a product which is both highly configurable yet simple to program. When developing the new contact closure feature, one goal we had was to keep that ease of use, even while expanding the capabilities of the unit,” said Technomad Vice President Rodger von Kries. “The new contact closure option is still easily configured using a modern web browser and does not require the Schedulon to be connected to a computer to operate on a schedule. The operator also won’t need to read a 200-page manual to get the unit up and running, thanks to the user-friendly web interface.”
The output contacts can be programmed for triggering on the same variety of schedule parameters as audio playback events, including date, time and day of the week. Schedule events can be set to both play an audio file and trigger an external device simultaneously. It also includes an extremely accurate onboard real-time clock chip for precision. Input triggers can play both single audio files as well as audio playlists, similar to the knob playback feature of the unit.
For a preview of the user interface and to get more info, please see Schedulon 4.0 Automatic Message Player