XLR switch and BNC switch Python module for remote control via serial RS-232

CoaxialBNC switch with Remote access from LinkBone

XLR switch and BNC switch with remote control via RS-232

Module can be used in Python 3.0.

'''
//****************************************************//
//        Module: RS232linkbone.py                    //
//        Author: Marcin Debski                       //
//        XLR Switch and BNC Switch module for remote //
//        control via RS-232                          //
//        www.linkbone.com                            //
//****************************************************//
'''

import time
import serial

class rs232:
    def __init__(self, port, baudrate, parity, stopbits, rtscts):
        try:
            ser = serial.Serial(
                port=port,
                baudrate=baudrate,
                parity=parity,
                stopbits=stopbits,
                bytesize=serial.EIGHTBITS,
                timeout=1,
                rtscts=rtscts
                )
            print("Serial connection to LinkBone has been established!")
            self.ser = ser
            print(ser)
        except:
            print("Cannot connect via serial to LinkBone!")

    # close serial connection
    def close(self):
        return self.ser.close()

    # check if serial connection is already open
    def isOpen(self):
        return self.ser.isOpen()

    # print information about status of the XLR switch and BNC switch
    def getStatus(self):
        self.ser.write(b'status\r')
        time.sleep(1)
        while 1:
            status = self.ser.readline()
            if status:
                print(status.decode())
            else:
                break

    # print list of available commands
    def getHelp(self):
        self.ser.write(b'help\r')
        time.sleep(1)
        while 1:
            status = self.ser.readline()
            if status:
                print(status.decode())
            else:
                break

    # print information about XLR switch and BNC switch device
    def getInfo(self):
        self.ser.write(b'info\r')
        time.sleep(1)
        while 1:
            status = self.ser.readline()
            if status:
                print(status.decode())
            else:
                break

    # send text command to LinkBone XLR switch and BNC Switch
    def sendCommand(self, command):
        self.ser.write(b''+str(command).encode()+'\r'.encode())
        time.sleep(1)
        while 1:
            status = self.ser.readline()
            if status:
                print(status.decode())
            else:
                break