I’m setting up a Audio Playout System for a Radio Station, and I need to detect a relay closure in the mixer to start playing the next track. Can any suggest the cheapest reliable was of inputting the signal in to a Windows 10 computer. My preference is for a USB interface, a few extra bits could be helpful, but not at greatly increased cost. I would prefer not to use a Raspberry PI or similar; a small stand alone USB powered device would be preferred.
I’ve looked around on the web, trying to find a suitable device available in Australia, but nothing stands out.