I’ve posted my first draft of a heartbeat monitor patch created in Max/MSP (6.1) here:
There’s a description on the page, but basically it will show a green or red status light depending on the continual receipt of the heartbeat message.
I added functionality to extract from the heartbeat string the time interval, arbitrary device name, and last octet of phone’s IP address. This means the monitor is configured if you know the port the heartbeat is sending to.
The augmented string:
My feature request is for a couple more OSC messages.
If you found this functionality useful, it would be great to have an option to add these things to the heartbeat automatically.
I think it would also be nice if connected to the heartbeat’s sending or based on changes in status, an Armed/Disarmed status message could be sent by StageCaller. Probably safest/most effective with the heartbeat. Obviously you can just fire an arm or disarm cue, but the feedback is an added reassurance of communication.