Press Release Summary:
Equipped with logging, charting, and control applications, Windmill Software logs data from up to 10 instruments communicating over Ethernet or Internet, RS232, RS422, RS485, and Modbus. Program can interface with data loggers, digital indicators, multimeters, PIC microcontrollers, PLCs, and power analyzers. Supporting ASCII, binary, or hexadecimal format, program stores collected data in text files, and can pass data to other software packages, such as Excel or Matlab, for analysis.
Original Press Release:
Windmill Software Releases Software to Collect Data from Measurement Devices Over TCP/IP as Well as RS232, RS422, RS485 and Modbus
Windmill runs under Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows. The software is available for just £50 and subscribers to Windmill's Monitor newsletter can download a free trial. The company offers free technical support for life.
The collected data is stored in text files, and can be passed to other software packages, like Excel and Matlab, for analysis.
Users can connect up to 10 instruments to the PC over, for example, Internet, Ethernet and RS232. Data can be in ASCII, binary or hexadecimal format. Instruments that can be interfaced with Windmill include data loggers, digital indicators, multimeters, PIC microcontrollers, plcs and power analysers.
The Windmill software suite includes logging, charting and control software applications: no programming is required.
With a flexible approach to building command strings, and parsing the received messages to extract data values, the majority of instruments are supported. Many data logging options are available, for example:
- log only when a button is pressed on an instrument
- log to a new data file at regular intervals,
- log data only when channels are in an alarm state,
- log data for a pre-set duration,
- log data continually.
All logged data is time stamped.
Windmill Software is a British company established 1991. They specialise in data acquisition and control systems using Windows software.
For more information see www.windmill.co.uk/tcpip-software.html or contact:
Windmill Software Ltd
PO Box 58
North District Office
Tel: +44 (0)161 833 2782
Fax: +44 (0)161 833 2190