Our Watchdog controls and monitors a single exhibit of an exhibition. It reports the xCocos Server and accepts commands from the server.

All programs, which are necessary for the exhibit, are started up by Watchdog, at the same time it opens a connection, so that the xCocos server is able to request the station’s state. Commands like start, reboot or shutdown can be sent from xCocos and will be received and executed by Watchdog.

If an application crashes, Watchog will automatically restart it.

It is possible to show a special application after the xCocos has sent the shutdown command. This can be used to say goodbye to the visitors.

Watchdog can also be used standalone, without the xCocos Server. It is also possible to configure different shutdown times for every weekday.