FAB Teletext Network Controller offers interfaces to the Internet by being able to export pages in HTML and XML format and by supporting standard Internet Protocols for exchange of information.
Following Internet Protocols are supported to allow easy exchange of information
External Data Providers
The above protocols can be used to receive data from external data providers. These can transfer data using E-mail file attachments and FTP and therefore minimize the communication cost by using the Internet.
FAB Network Controller Web Access can be used by external users that only require a web browser to transfer data to the teletext system. Click here to find out more.
Users that wish to provide complete teletext pages can use the FAB Teletext Editor and send them as file attachments by using the standard E-mail program.
The FAB Teletext REST API can be used to read and write pages in the FAB Teletext network controller database.
FTP protocol is supported in 2 ways
- FTP downloads of files and directories (even recursive) can be scheduled with the integrated scheduler and executed at certain times and days
- FTP uploads of files and directories (even recursive) can be scheduled with the integrated scheduler and executed at certain times and days
The HTTP/HTTPS protocol allows downloading files from web servers. The download can be scheduled by the integrated scheduler and executed at certain times and days.
The files which are downloaded can be converted to text files and directly imported into teletext pages.
The POP3 protocol is used for downloading emails from an Internet Mail Server. The mail download process can be scheduled at certain times and days.
Received emails are checked for correct sender and contents and attached files are extracted. Generally the attached files are either teletext pages in .ETP format which can be stored into a directory or put directly on-air. Attached files can also be simple text files which are later automatically imported into teletext pages and also put on-air.
The SMTP protocol is used for sending e-mail messages. FAB Teletext Network Controller is sending status e-mail messages to the system administrator notifying him about possible problems. Generally an email is sent when the problem occurs and another email is sent when the problem is fixed.
An example of the notification can be that a Data Generator can not be reached over network.