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SDK for XRTC API - the next generation TCP streaming protocol

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This is an SDK for XRTC API in Python. It implements the following features:

  • non-async context manager with requests package, error management
  • async context manager with asyncio/aiohttp for handling parallel HTTP requests, error management
  • login and connection configurations loading from .env file or from the environment
  • configurations, serialized and deserialized request bodies and response data models and parser with Pydantic

To start using XRTC, please obtain your free API token at XRTC web site

This project is sponsored by Delta Cygni Labs Ltd with the headquarters in Tampere, Finland.


Installation from Pypi (add --upgrade to update):

pip install xrtc

From source (add -e to make it editable):

pip install .

Login credentials and connection URLs

Login credentials are taken from the environment or from a .env file (e.g. xrtc.env) placed to the work directory. Here is the format of a sample file:

# XRTC credentials

Usage examples

See more on GitHub, examples directory.

Simple set and get:

import os

from xrtc import XRTC

# Connection credentials from environment variables
# Get your free account and API key from
os.environ["ACCOUNT_ID"] = "123456789"
os.environ["API_KEY"] = "****"

with XRTC() as xrtc:
    # Upload data
    xrtc.set_item(items=[{"portalid": "send", "payload": "sample"}])

    # Download data and parse it
    print((xrtc.get_item(portals=[{"portalid": "send"}])).dict())

The same example with the async context manager:

import os

from xrtc import AXRTC

async def main():

    # Connection credentials from environment variables
    # Get your free account and API key from
    os.environ["ACCOUNT_ID"] = "123456789"
    os.environ["API_KEY"] = "****"

    # Use async context manager
    async with AXRTC() as xrtc:
        # Upload data
        await xrtc.set_item(items=[{"portalid": "send", "payload": "sample"}])

        # Download data and parse it
        print((await xrtc.get_item(portals=[{"portalid": "send"}])).dict())

A more sophisticated example for continuous setting and getting with XRTC and async context manager. Measures end-to-end latency in ms.

import asyncio
from time import time
import json

from xrtc import AXRTC

class LatencyTest:
    def __init__(self):
        self.test_running = True

    async def setting(self):
        """Set time co-routine."""
        async with AXRTC(env_file_credentials="xrtc_set.env") as xrtc:
            # Keep uploading items
            for counter in range(1, 100):
                payload = json.dumps({"counter": counter, "time": str(time())})
                await xrtc.set_item(items=[{"portalid": "latency", "payload": payload}])
                await asyncio.sleep(0.1)

        # Uploading finished, sleep to let all items arrive
        self.test_running = False
        await asyncio.sleep(1)

    async def getting(self):
        """Get time co-routine."""
        async with AXRTC(env_file_credentials="xrtc_get.env") as xrtc:
            # Keep polling for items
            while self.test_running:
                response = await xrtc.get_item(portals=[{"portalid": "latency"}], polling=1)
                if response.items is not None:
                    for item in response.items:
                        payload = json.loads(item.payload)
                        print(payload["counter"], (time() - float(payload["time"])) * 1000)
                await asyncio.sleep(0)

    async def execute(self):
        """Launch parallel setting and getting tasks."""
        await asyncio.gather(self.setting(), self.getting())


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