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  • By Sasa Buklijas
    Controlling A Cruise Ship’s Massive Video Display with Python pasted image 0 (1)

    In this article you will learn how to control an NEC display via RS232 or UTP connection with the official nec-pd-sdk Python package from NEC. Reasons for controlling NEC displays programmatically vary from automatic turning them on and off, scheduling, monitoring, and more.

    I became interested in controlling NEC displays programmatically when I was building a virtual waterfall system and had issues with one of the displays. I needed to restart one manually every few days when it entered an error state and displayed only a black picture.

    Next, I will explain where and how this NEC display was used and then we’ll dive straight into the code.

    The system where code from this article is in use …
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