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Products => CueCore, QuadCore, IoCore, TimeCore & B-Station => Topic started by: GuidoTTD on December 30, 2019, 09:12:07 PM

Title: B-station real time clock
Post by: GuidoTTD on December 30, 2019, 09:12:07 PM
Can a Bstation trigger cues on a specific time, date, year?

Greets Guido
Title: Re: B-station real time clock
Post by: Guido Visser on January 02, 2020, 05:33:40 PM
Hello Guido,

The B-Station does not have a built in clock. Which prevents it from triggering a cue on a specific time and date on its own.

However the B-Station can be triggered using UDP or OSC messages. If you have a device which does have a clock and is able to send UDP or OSC messages. You can trigger a cue in the B-Station using a UDP or OSC message.

I hope this helps you.

Best regards,
Guido
Title: Re: B-station real time clock
Post by: GuidoTTD on January 02, 2020, 10:40:42 PM
Hey Guido,

Thanks for this workaround but will this be a feature in a upcoming update?
Title: Re: B-station real time clock
Post by: Guido Visser on January 03, 2020, 09:11:01 AM
Hello Guido,

Unfortunately adding a clock would require more then just a firmware update.

The B-Station hardware does not have a battery / capacitor for a real time clock. This is a requirement for the real time clock to work. Without a battery / capacitor the smallest amount of time where to power goes off will result in a reset of the clock. This would make the clock very unreliable.

Best regards,
Guido
Title: Re: B-station real time clock
Post by: GuidoTTD on January 03, 2020, 06:29:53 PM
Alright thanks for the explanation.

Greets