Multi Inport Configuration
For this particular configuration, consider two splitters turned back to back that are aware of each other through a standard connection created by Connection Manager, as shown in the example below. This allows the signal to arrive in one port and leave on however many output ports that are configured. The signal leaving the output ports is based on the specified lambda, meaning the frequency that those ports should pass.
The AU looks for the model names that the internal ports have on them and makes a connection, as long as the model names are set up and the appropriate values provided in the fields specified by the model names. Two model names — HIDEFROMLOCATIONEDITORDISPLAY and DONOTDISPLAYINCONNECTIONMANAGER — hide the complexity of this information when one of the ports is dropped as a favorite.
Since internal splits can have more than one internal port, meaning that more than one of these can exist within a splitter body, the internal ports need to know that, for example, internal input port 1 goes to internal output port 1, and internal input port 2 goes to internal output port 2. Therefore, the fields that specify this information by model name need to have a 1 in both of those fields for the first port, and a 2 in both for the second port. Two splitters means two sets of internal ports, three splitters means three sets of internal ports.
As represented in the image above, the alignment between the 4 input ports and the 1 internal input port is a regular implied connection alignment. The fields need created in the same way as a normal splitter. The AU is alerted to this and creates the connection.