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What does the Virtual Panel State action mean?

This action works on a 'virtual' level which means that it will be responded to by input devices according to their Area allocation, rather than targeting a specific physical device. It is used to enable or disable messages relating to the Area specified from being broadcast onto the network. This can be used to quickly prevent any form of input action associated to that Area from being responded to by outputs assigned to that area.

Any inputs across the network that are able to be virtually disabled and send commands to the target area will become inactive. This is also an advantage when there are multiple input devices, perhaps of various types, controlling a specific Area. Any inputs on these devices sending commands to other Areas will continue to operate.

The input must be configured for 'All disables allowed' or 'Virtual and alarm disables allowed', otherwise they will not react to the Virtual Panel state message.