Projects / openTCS


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.

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Last announcement

openTCS on Twitter 29 Jan 2014 08:35

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Recent releases

  •  14 Mar 2014 14:08

    Release Notes: This release fixes a few of minor issues with the graphical frontend, including proper display of point types read from existing models and the loading of some plant models created with older openTCS versions.

    •  28 Feb 2014 09:42

      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.

      •  11 Jan 2014 11:53

        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.

        •  18 Dec 2013 17:16

          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).

          •  29 Jul 2013 09:28

            Release Notes: This release updates the included XML Schema definitions for the host interface. There are no functional changes.


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