Python software to access the Koukaam NETIO-230A and NETIO-230B: power distribution units / controllable power outlets with Ethernet interface.
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netio230a: A Python class to interface the Koukaam NETIO 230A via TCP/IP.

Project Information

This software (netio230a) provides an interface via TCP to control the Koukaam NETIO 230A. The software consists of a package to make the device accessible in Python. It also comes with a command line tool. The software should also work for the Koukaam NETIO-230B.

Required Python modules

This project uses the standard python modules socket, hashlib, re, math, time, datetime, shlex and sys.

Installation and Usage

The software is tested and known to work on Ubuntu Linux (since 9.04 Jaunty) and on Microsoft Windows XP. It should, however, work on any operating system that supports Python.

You can install it with

pip install --upgrade

For Ubuntu and Debian there are ready to use .deb installation packages. Please refer to the wiki page on the .deb packages.


netio230a is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

netio230a is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with netio230a. If not, see


Philipp Klaus

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