E-Badge Ticker - A LED Namebadge Programming Tool

E-Badge Ticker is a tool for programming LED namebadges using an IR (infrared) transmitter under GNU/Linux. Should work without major changes on almost all other Unices, too.


2008-07-16: E-Badge available at Clas Ohlson in Norway/Sweden
Fredrik Westad <fredrikwestad [at] hotmail [dot] com> reports the E-Badge as sold by Pearl Agency also being available at Clas Ohlson in Norway and Sweden.

2006-01-22: Version 1.1 adds ISO8859-15 support and fixes weird problems
Sven Geggus <sven [at] geggus [dot] net> reported a problem with E-Badge Ticker not working on his E-Badge IR. In a short debug session we found the problem being solved by inserting a short delay between the characters when sending them to the device. E-Badge Ticker works without any delay for the very most devices, but for the few devices that have problems, you may use the optional -t parameter to enable the delays. Note this requires the Time::HiRes Perl module from CPAN to be installed. Sven also supplied a character table of the special characters the device supports, which made it possible to add support for ISO8859-15 encoded text input.

Device Support

E-Badge Ticker has been created for the inFactory E-Badge IR sold by the German hardware/software/etc. supplier PEARL Agency in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.
As the PEARL own brand inFactory seems to be OEM-reselling this product, it is very likely this program will work for other devices, too. Please report any success with other devices to: cru [at] zodia [dot] de
If you are a manufacturer/supplier of a compatible or similar device and want your device being listed here resp. E-Badge Ticker to support for your device, please contact me via the EMail address shown above.
Other suppliers include Clas Ohlson in Norway and Sweden.




This video shows the inFactory E-Badge IR in action after it was programmed using E-Badge Ticker 1.0.


E-Badge Ticker ©2005 Veit Wahlich <cru [at] zodia [dot] de>, released as free (libre) software under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.
The author disclaims responsibility of any damage or harm caused directly or indirectly by usage of this software. Use only at your own risk.


The following releases are available: