Access Control

The Access Control feature allows you to limit users' control of and access to a venue file.


Note that all active user changes will be recorded in the Event Log.




 If left without a password, Audio Architect files will open without a login dialog.


To add a new User, Click the Add User button located in the Users section of the ribbon.


User Setup: The default window where you can change the name of each User, change passwords, and set each User's Startup Panel.

Password: Click here to add a new password, or change an existing password.

Startup Panel: When this user logs in, the selected control panel will launch. Note: The User must have been given appropriate access to the selected panel.
Auto Log in: Only one user is allowed Auto log in. When Audio Architect is launched, this user will automatically be logged in.

Auto log out on Windows lock: When checked, this user will be logged out upon a Windows operating system lock.

Auto log out on remote desktop ended: When checked, upon ending a remote desktop session - this user will automatically be logged out.

Auto log out after inactivity: A drop-down menu for selecting an amount of Windows inactivity time before automatically logging the user out. Times include 1, 2, 5, 10, 15 and 30 minutes, 1, 2, 4 and 8 hours.


Application Functions:  Here assignments are made determining which of the listed Application Functions are available for the selected User.


Run Venue Mode: Shows a grid of available display options, and what device synchronization takes place on startup.


What to do in Synchronize Venue mode: Sets the synchronization method for the user on startup. The Admin always has permissions for Load, Send or Receive. Consecutive users may be set to Receive only, this is a safe setting in that the user is not allowed to send unauthorized programming to devices. Other options include Load, Send or Receive - or Auto Load and Receive.

Enable Full Screen: Checking this box automatically checks the remaining boxes except Expand Ribbon.

When in Run Venue Mode the checked options occur.

Expand Ribbon: When checked, the ribbon is expanded to full size during Run Venue Mode.



Custom Panels: Shows a grid of available Custom Panels. Here you select whether each User may have no access (None), Operate access, or Edit access.


Room Panels: Shows a grid of available Room Panels. These checkboxes allow the user access to certain room parameters.


Event Filtering:

Shows a grid of possible events available from each device in the design.

Shown above is an example.


Email Settings: Enter the email address for the user where the notification is to be sent.

Email Frequency:

Instant: Sends the email notification when the event occurs.

Periodic: Send an email notification, if one has occurred, at the specified time and interval.


Enable  / Disable: Select whether you wish to turn Access Control for the selected user on/off.


Add User:  Adds a new user to the grid.

Duplicate User:  Duplicates the selected (highlighted in orange) user.

Delete:  Deletes the selected user.


If Access Control has been set up for an Audio Architect file, this Login dialog window will appear each time the file is opened.