Manchester, 23 February 2012 -- Windmill data acquisition and control software can now collect data from measurement devices over TCP/IP as well as RS232, RS422, RS485 and Modbus.
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. The Windmill software suite includes ready-to-run 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 new data is available from a device,
- 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.
All logged data is time stamped.
Instruments that can be interfaced with Windmill include data loggers, digital indicators, multimeters, PIC microcontrollers, plcs and power analysers.
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.
Windmill Software is a British company established 1991. They specialise in data acquisition and control systems using Windows software.
For more information see <a href='http://www.windmill.co.uk/tcpip-software.html'>http://www.windmill.co.uk/tcpip-software.html</a> or contact:
Windmill Software Ltd
PO Box 58
North District Office
Tel: +44 (0)161 833 2782
Fax: +44 (0)161 833 2190