openTCS is a platform-independent transportation control system (TCS) intended to control automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), but which can be used to steer virtually any (track-guided) vehicle. It consists of an abstract kernel which implements replaceable algorithms and strategies (computation of routes, dispatching of orders to vehicles, scheduling of resources, etc.), pluggable vehicle drivers which implement communication protocols, and a graphical frontend for creating and visualizing logical models of areas the vehicles are moving in.
|Tags||automation AGV Robotics|
|Licenses||MIT License LGPL|
|Operating Systems||Java Runtime Environment Linux Windows Mac OS X|
|Implementation||Java Swing JAXB JDom|
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Release Notes: This release integrates the generic client into the plant overview for plugin-like extensibility, brings a couple of plugin-panels, unifies the look-and-feels of kernel and plant overview, and improves the plant overview client in general.
Release Notes: This maintenance release fixes issues with switching languages in the plant overview client, with cut-and-paste shortcuts while not in modelling mode, and with activating nonexistent vehicle drivers. Furthermore, it adjusts the layout/size of the driving course model selection dialog shown on kernel startup for some window managers/desktop environments on Unix systems.
Release Notes: This release improves the graphical user interface of the included plant overview client for visualization and modelling of driving courses. Parts of the GUI are now (un)dockable. Pluggable themes were added for the customization of the appearance of stations and vehicles. The manual has finally been translated to English (and will be maintained in this language from now on).
Release Notes: This release updates the included XML Schema definitions for the host interface. There are no functional changes.
Release Notes: This release updates the visualization client, including many bugfixes, usability improvements, and internationalization (English and German languages). It properly includes a vehicle's length when persisting/materializing a course model. It removes an erroneous JAXB annotation which led to an exception when trying to persist load generator input data in the generic client. It changes the startup scripts/batch files to look for extension JARs in lib/openTCS-extensions/ instead of lib/.