Sonoran CAD has a built-in livestream overlay, allowing you to display your live unit information, call information, and more!
Our Twitch bot can also be configured to send out chat messages when data is modified.
The stream overlay also includes a customizable version of the popular XION Chase Cam asset.
This allows you to customize a bodycam overlay on your stream, with your real-time unit and call information.
First, ensure you are using the desktop version of Sonoran CAD. The application has to generate physical files, and host a local webserver to work. This can not be done in a browser.
In the stream overlay, open the txt file directory viewer and select a folder for the text files and bodycam webpage to be generated:
In the livestream overlay config section, expand the
Here, you can enable and customize the data placement and keys just as before with the customizable text files.
Unit Updates or
Call Updates Section
ON the txt file
COPY the field key
PASTE the field key into the bodycam section
SAVE the configuration once complete
You can also optionally specify a different port for the bodycam webpage to run on (
9990 is the default).
In OBS, add a new "Browser" source and paste the URL listed in the bodycam section.
By default, this will be
Paste the URL into the browser source and hit OK.
You can now customize the size and placement of this browser window in OBS as you normally would.
Sonoran CAD's stream overlay also comes with a configurable Twitch bot. This bot will send out chat updates when unit or call data is updated.
Create a new Twitch OAuth token by going to https://twitchapps.com/tmi/
Using the overlay in OBS, select the
Twitch Bot button in the taskbar.
Paste in your Twitch channel name and OAuth key.
Once set, you can press
Test to display a test message in your Twitch chat.
Every piece of unit and call data can be toggled on or off individually.
It is highly recommended to only toggle on data updates that will not be frequently spammed. Toggling too many data fields and updating data too quickly may result in Twitch rate limiting your bot.
Once you have configured your Twitch Bot's credentials and data fields, press
Now, whenever one of those data fields is updated, your Twitch bot will send a chat message.
If you're having issues seeing the Twitch bot messages, view the
Twitch Logs panel in the stream overlay.
This will contain valuable information on the twitch bot's connection, rate limiting, and other errors.
If you have too many data fields toggled, and are sending Twitch updates too quickly you may experience rate limiting.
The overlay is immensely customizable, allowing you to customize every piece of data displayed.
The overlay configuration modal can be opened by navigating to
Start Menu >
Stream Overlay. Or, by searching in the start menu.
While the Twitch bot can run in a browser instance of Sonoran CAD, the desktop application is required, to generate unit/call data txt files.
In the stream overlay, open the txt file directory viewer and select a folder for the text files to be generated:
Configuration tab, toggle on the desired data fields for your unit and dispatch call information.
For every field toggled, a text file will be generated to be viewed in OBS. However, we recommend creating custom text files to combine multiple data fields in a single text file.
These can be easily copied from the UI, by pressing the
Copy button next to the toggled field and pasting into the custom file's key textbox.
Unit Panic Status
Dispatch Call ID
Dispatch Call Origin
Dispatch Call Status
Dispatch Call Priority
Dispatch Call Block
Dispatch Call Address
Dispatch Call Postal
Dispatch Call Title
Dispatch Call 10-Code
Dispatch Call Description
Don't forget to save your configuration!
In OBS, add a new text source:
In the text source properties, select
Read from File and select one of your generated data key files from the location specified earlier.
You can now place the text field anywhere in your OBS stream layout.
You can also customize the fonts, change the background and more!
The free version of the livestream overlay allows anyone to test out the basic functionality. The free version does not allow use of the Twitch bot, bodycam, and is locked to a maximum of three custom "data keys".
The full version of Sonoran CAD's livestream overlay and Twitch bot is available for $7.99/mo.
Users can purchase a license to the full version in their billing center: