Date of creation: 31. 7. 2017
E-paper devices are nowadays commonly used tools to visualize information about arrivals/departures for public transport. Public transport schedule visualization tool is a tool, which provides users with easy way to communicate with such devices using API provided by the device manufacturer. This particular library is developed to communicate with devices produced by Visionect company. The tool parses the public transport schedule from XML file specified in the input URL string (e.g. http://www.mpvnet.cz/…). Obtained information is the dynamically inserted into pre-defined HTML template and consequently converted to a picture format, and sent to the e-paper device. The information is also showed on the main frame of the GUI application (HTML/picture files are uniquely defined using the actual ‘actual’ timestamp and stored locally in the application). The library is developed using Python programming language (version 2.7) and it uses standard WSGI interface.
This work was supported by projects TA04031666 and LO1401. The described research was performed in laboratories supported by the SIX project; the registration number CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0072, the operational program Research and Development for Innovation.