XLR switch or BNC switch Python module for remote control via Telnet

CoaxialBNC switch with Remote access from LinkBone

XLR switch or BNC switch with remote control via Ethernet (Telnet)

Python module for remote control via Telnet

Module can be used in Python 3.0.

'''
//****************************************************//
//        Module: TELNETlinkbone.py                   //
//        Author: Marcin Debski                       //
//        XLR Switch or BNC Switch module for remote  //
//        control via Telnet                          //
//        www.linkbone.com                            //
//****************************************************//
'''

import time
import threading
import telnetlib

class telnet:
    def __init__(self, ip):
        self.ip = ip
        try:
            tn = telnetlib.Telnet(ip)
            print("Telnet connection to LinkBone has been established!")
            self.tn = tn
            self.thread = threading.Timer(60, self.pingSwitch)
            self.run = 1
            self.thread.start()
            tn.read_until(b'Hello. Please enter your command:')
        except:
            print("Cannot connect via telnet to LinkBone!")

    # keep telnet connection alive to XLR switch or BNC switch
    def pingSwitch(self):
        try:
            while self.run:
                self.tn.write(b'ping\n')
                self.tn.read_until(b'Pong.')
                time.sleep(60)
        except:
            pass

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

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

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

    # send text command to LinkBone XLR switch or BNC Switch
    def sendCommand(self, command):
        self.tn.write(b''+str(command).encode()+'\n'.encode())
        time.sleep(1)
        while 1:
            data = self.tn.read_very_eager()
            if data:
                print(data.decode())
            else:
                break

    # close telnet connection
    def close(self):
        self.run=0
        self.tn.close()