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Document Ref: 04008333 A Date: 19/01/2015 This confidential document was prepared by the staff of Valeport Limited, the Company, and is the property of the Company, which also owns the copyright therein. All rights conferred by the law of the copyright and by virtue of international copyright conventions are reserved to the Company. This document must not be copied, reprinted or reproduced in any material form, either wholly or in part, and the contents of this document, and any method or technique available therefrom, must not be disclosed to any other person whatsoever without the prior written consent of the Company. Valeport Limited, Tel: +44 (0)1803 869292 St Peters Quay, Fax: +44 (0)1803 869293 Totnes, e-mail: [email protected] Devon, TQ9 5EW, Web: www.valeport.co.uk UK As part of our policy of continuous development, we reserve the right to alter, without prior notice, all specifications, designs, prices and conditions of supply for all our equipment. Datalog & Terminal X2 Installation and User guide Valeport Ltd

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Document Ref:04008333 ADate:19/01/2015This confidential document was prepared by the staff of Valeport Limited, theCompany, and is the property of the Company, which also owns the copyright therein.All rights conferred by the law of the copyright and by virtue of international copyrightconventions are reserved to the Company. This document must not be copied,reprinted or reproduced in any material form, either wholly or in part, and thecontents of this document, and any method or technique available therefrom, mustnot be disclosed to any other person whatsoever without the prior written consent ofthe Company.Valeport Limited,Tel:+44 (0)1803 869292St Peters Quay,Fax:+44 (0)1803 869293Totnes, e-mail:[email protected], TQ9 5EW,Web: www.valeport.co.ukUKAs part of our policy of continuous development, we reserve the right to alter, withoutprior notice, all specifications, designs, prices and conditions of supply for all ourequipment.Datalog & Terminal X2Installation and User guideValeport Ltd3 ContentsTable of Contents.......................................................................................4Introduction......................................................................................................... 4 Installation.......................................................................................8Terminal X2......................................................................................................... 10 Establish a Connection......................................................................................................... 13 Configure an Instrument......................................................................................................... 16 Download a file......................................................................................................... 18 Record a File.......................................................................................21Datalog_X2......................................................................................................... 21 Home ToolBar......................................................................................................... 26 Instrument ToolBar......................................................................................................... 37 Chart ToolBar......................................................................................................... 38 Recording Toolbar.......................................................................................39Tutorials......................................................................................................... 39 Configure a Model 106 Current Meter......................................................................................................... 44 Calibrate a 740 Tide GaugeDatalog & Terminal X2 4 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 4IntroductionDatalog X2 and TerminalX2 are the latestgeneration ofsoftware from Valeporttointerface,configureanddownload data from ValeportInstrumentation.They are compatible with the following instruments and replaceDatalog Express, Datalog and TideLog software packages. Terminal X2 will work with any Valeport Instrumentthatcommunicates via serialRS232.Functionality may belimited with some older instruments. At present Datalog X2 is not fully compatible with the following instruments and the listed packages should beused instead:TideMaster TideMaster ExpressMidas DWR Wavelog ExpressMidas WTR Wavelog ExpressMidas Surveyor SurveyLogMidas Bathypack BathyLogMidas CTD+ Datalog ProInstallationSystem Requirements:Datalog X2 and Terminal X2 have been tested on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1Basic Requirements: 800MHz processor; 512MB of RAM; 1024 x 768 screen resolution; Free Disk-space20Mb (excluding data of course!); IE6+ installed.Recommended Requirements: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor. 2 gigabyte(GB) RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit); 1280 x 1024 screen resolution; Free Disk-space 20Mb (excludingdata of course!); IE9+ installed.Installation Process:To Install: Run Setup.exe from the installation directory.Note: You may need to accept a Windows security warning to proceed based upon your system configuration.Introduction 5 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 5Confirm additional settings as requiredConfirm the installation tasks and click "Install" to finalise the installation.Datalog & Terminal X2 6 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 6Installation can be terminated at any time by pressing the "Cancel" button.UninstallationTo uninstall Datalog X2, navigate to the Windows "Control Panel" and select "Remove Program", Datalog X2can be selected from the program list and uninstalled.Introduction 7 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 7Starting Datalog X2To start Datalog X2 use the following methods:Navigate to the "All Programs" link under the Windows "START" menuNavigate to the folder "Valeport Software"Click the icon "Datalog X2"Alternatively if during setup you chose to create a desktop icon, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click to open Datalog X2.Datalog & Terminal X2 8 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 8Terminal X2Terminal X2 is a lightweight terminal program for serial communication, configuration and control of ValeportInstruments. It is intended as a direct replacement for Hyperterminal which is no longer available for WindowsPC's. It has a number of additional features over and above most terminal packages including data logging, wizardbased instrument configuration, file downloads, multiple port connections and TCP-IP serial connection for useover internet connections.Terminal ToolbarThis allows the port to be configured, serial com ports or TCP/IP ports can be selected. Baud rates can bechanged whilst still connected. Default port settings are 8 bit, No stop bit, No 1 Parity Bit. These settings canbe changed but as standard will work with all Valeport instruments. Other options available from this toolbar include echo on/off, wrapping, hexidecimal split screen, hide/showspecial characters and timestamping. Connection StatusShows the current port, baud raud and protocol and connection status.Terminal X2 9 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 9Connection WindowThe connection window shows any communications between the PC and the connected instrument. In theexample above the timestamping is enabled. Once the window is full, it will scroll with any received data. Datacan be highlighted, selected, copied and pasted.Commands can be typed directly into the connection window or entered into the command line window belowCommand Line and DropdownThe command line can be used to send commands to a connected instrument. A history of sent commandscan be accessed with the drop-down functionalityConnection informationShows volume of data received during currently connected session, number of lines of data received and rateat which data is being received. Datalog & Terminal X2 10 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 10Establish a ConnectionThere are two methods of establishing a connection. When the instrument type is known and when a genericserial connection is required.Clicking onthe connect icon willbring up theconnectionwizard. Theinstrumenttype can beselectedfrom thedrop downlist. Theconnectionsettings willdefault to thefactorysettings forthatinstrument. Ifthese havebeenchanged bythe user itmay benecessary tochangethese. Alternatively,set theconnectionup using thesettingstoolbar.Once theappropriateport andbaud ratesettings areselected,press theconnect iconto establishTerminal X2 11 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 11a connectionTo establishTCP-IPserialconnection,select TCP-IP in thePortdropdown,Enter the IPaddress andport in theHostsettings Once theconnectionisestablished,the statusbar will showtheconnectiondetails andanycommunications will beshown in thewindow. Commandscan beissued viatypingdirectly intothecommandwindow orvia thecommandtoolbar.Thecommandtoolbarstores ahistory ofissuedcommands.The statustoolbarshows theDatalog & Terminal X2 12 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 12amount ofdatareceived,sent and thereceived rateof data. Terminal X2 13 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 13Configure an InstrumentThe configuration wizard is instrument specific and the options given will depend on the instrument connected,the example given here is for a MiniSVP. Clicking on the configure tool will bring up theconfiguration wizard. Select the instrument type and the connectionsettings will be set to the factory default for thisinstrument. They can be altered if required. Select the comm port the instrument is connectedto and click next. At the next window, set the timeout setting forinterrupting the instrument. If attempting to connect to an instrument operatingin Burst Mode, the timeout should be set to greaterthan the burst interval. When Next is clicked the configuration wizard willattempt to interrupt the instrument and read out thecurrent configuration.If the wizard fails to interrupt the instrument, thencheck the connection settings and retry. If the instrument is successfully interrupted,commands and responses should be visible in thecommand window behind the configuration wizard.Datalog & Terminal X2 14 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 14The first wizard window shows information aboutthe instrument. Boxes are greyed out asinformation cannot be changed by the user. The next screen allows the pressure sensor to beconfigured. Output units can be set and the Tare setting canbe configured. To set a manual Tare, enter the required figure inthe box.To take a measured Tare, press the Set TareButton. The following dialog will pop-up.The Latitude value is used to convert pressure todepth. An approximate value can be used for theoperational area. Terminal X2 15 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 15If the instrument being configured has a Real TimeClock, the option to sync it to PC time isavailable. Header is a free text field that will be inserted intothe header of every recorded file. Sampling modes will depend on the instrumentconnected. The final screen will show a summary of thecommands that will be sent to the instrument.If settings have not been changed, then nocommands will be shown here.Datalog & Terminal X2 16 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 16Download a fileClicking on the download icon invokes theDownload Wizard. As with all wizards the firststage is to identify the connected insturment andcomms settings.Ensure the instrument is switched on andconnected. Extend the interrupt timeout if the unitis operating in burst mode (or cycle the power tothe instrument)Terminal X2 17 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 17Location to download files to can be defined here.Sub folders by instrument and date willautomatically created. For instruments that support individual filedownloads (mini and 400 series), a file list withcheck boxes will be displayed.For older instruments such as the model106/108/308 and the model 740, the entire memoryhas to be downloaded in oneA status window will show the progress of thedownload and estimated completion time..Files can be deleted by clicking on the bin icon. There is no recycle bin. If the file is deletedfrom the instrument it is gone foreverDatalog & Terminal X2 18 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 18Record a FileReal time data canbe logged to filewith the Recordingwizard. As with theother wizards, setup the instrumenttype andcommunicationssettings. If the instrument isnot listed, then a'Generic Instrument'can be selectedfrom the dropdownand suitablecomms settingsentered. The next screensets the interupptsettings, but alsoadds the ability tofilter the incomingstring. For example, if aninstrument such asthe TideMaster isoutputting multipleNMEA strings suchas $PVTM1 formet, and $PVTMAfor Tide, the startfilter can be set to$PVTMA to onlylog the tide data. Terminal X2 19 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 19For data recordedon instrumentswithout a Real TimeClock, there is theoption to append atimestamp to eachrecord. Files will be savedto the selectedlocation. Files canbe automaticallynamed,incremented andnumbered. Data will continueto be recorded untilthe record button isclicked again, orTerminal is closed. Datalog & Terminal X2 20 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 20Datalog_X2 21 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 21Datalog_X2Datalog X2 is a package for communication, configuration and control of Valeport Instruments. It also containsbasic graphing and data display functions for internally recorded and real time data from Valeport Instruments. It has all the features of Valeport Terminal including data logging, wizard based instrument configuration, filedownloads, multiple port connections and TCP-IP serial connection for use over internet connections.Home ToolBarThe Home toolbar gives access to graphing and file management tools. Data from recorded files anddownloaded files can be loaded and viewed as tables and graphs. File ManagerIn DataLog X2 a file is either a recorded data file from real-time connection, or a downloaded file from aninstrument. Downloaded files and recorded files are automatically loaded into the file manager window. Previously downloaded or recorded files can be added by clicking on thebuttonFiles will be sorted in the order that they are added. The select button activates or deactivates the file.A workspace is a saved configuration of files, graphs and tables. When the workspace is loaded, it willautomatically load the files and create the graphs and tables saved in the workspace. Datalog & Terminal X2 22 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 22Time Series ChartA time series chart can be for single parameter or multiple parameters. Time is always on the X axis. Ifmultiple parameters are selected then multiple Y axes will be displayed. Profile ChartA profile chart cam show a single or multiple parameters plotted against depth/pressure. Depth/Pressure isalways on a reversed Y axis, Datalog_X2 23 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 23Scatter ChartA scatter chart allows one parameter to be plotted against another. A good example of this is T-S plottraditionally used in oceanography to identify water masses. Temperature is show here on the Y axis with Salinity plotted on the X axis.Datalog & Terminal X2 24 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 24Polar ChartPolar Charts can be used to display vector type data with a magnitude + direction. eg. water current directionand speed or wind speed and direction. Terminal WindowThe terminal window shows any comms between the insturment and Datalog X2. It can be used to manuallyinteract with the instrument. It gives access to all the functionality of Terminal X2 8Datalog_X2 25 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 25Table ViewThe Table view shows the data contained in the file currently highlighted in the File Manager . Greyed out data is data that has been filtered using the Filtering Tools available in the Chart Toolbar2137Datalog & Terminal X2 26 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 26.Instrument ToolBarThe instrument toolbar gives access to a range of functionality for connecting, configuring and downloadingdata from a Valeport InstrumentEstablish a connectionThe connection wizard is shard with Datalog X2There are two methods of establishing a connection. When the instrument type is known and when a genericserial connection is required.Datalog_X2 27 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 27Clicking onthe connect icon willbring up theconnectionwizard. Theinstrumenttype can beselectedfrom thedrop downlist. Theconnectionsettings willdefault to thefactorysettings forthatinstrument. Ifthese havebeenchanged bythe user itmay benecessary tochangethese. Alternatively,set theconnectionup using thesettingstoolbar.Once theappropriateport andbaud ratesettings areselected,press theconnect iconto establisha connectionTo establishTCP-IPserialDatalog & Terminal X2 28 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 28connection,select TCP-IP in thePortdropdown,Enter the IPaddress andport in theHostsettings Once theconnectionisestablished,the statusbar will showtheconnectiondetails andanycommunications will beshown in thewindow. Commandscan beissued viatypingdirectly intothecommandwindow orvia thecommandtoolbar.Thecommandtoolbarstores ahistory ofissuedcommands.The statustoolbarshows theamount ofdatareceived,sent and thereceived rateDatalog_X2 29 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 29of data. Datalog & Terminal X2 30 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 30Configure an InstrumentThe configuration wizard is shared with Datalog X2.The configuration wizard is instrument specific and the options given will depend on the instrument connected,the example given here is for a MiniSVP. Clicking on the configure tool will bring up theconfiguration wizard. Select the instrument type and the connectionsettings will be set to the factory default for thisinstrument. They can be altered if required. Select the comm port the instrument is connectedto and click next. At the next window, set the timeout setting forinterrupting the instrument. If attempting to connect to an instrument operatingin Burst Mode, the timeout should be set to greaterthan the burst interval. When Next is clicked the configuration wizard willattempt to interrupt the instrument and read out thecurrent configuration.If the wizard fails to interrupt the instrument, thencheck the connection settings and retry. If the instrument is successfully interrupted,commands and responses should be visible in thecommand window behind the configuration wizard.Datalog_X2 31 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 31The first wizard window shows information aboutthe instrument. Boxes are greyed out asinformation cannot be changed by the user. The next screen allows the pressure sensor to beconfigured. Output units can be set and the Tare setting canbe configured. To set a manual Tare, enter the required figure inthe box.To take a measured Tare, press the Set TareButton. The following dialog will pop-up.The Latitude value is used to convert pressure todepth. An approximate value can be used for theoperational area. Datalog & Terminal X2 32 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 32If the instrument being configured has a Real TimeClock, the option to sync it to PC time isavailable. Header is a free text field that will be inserted intothe header of every recorded file. Sampling modes will depend on the instrumentconnected. The final screen will show a summary of thecommands that will be sent to the instrument.If settings have not been changed, then nocommands will be shown here.Datalog_X2 33 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 33Download a FileThe download wizard is shared with Datalog X2, it operates in the same way as in Terminal with the additionthat any downloaded files are automatically loaded into the File Manager . Clicking on the download icon invokes theDownload Wizard. As with all wizards the firststage is to identify the connected insturment andcomms settings.Ensure the instrument is switched on andconnected. Extend the interrupt timeout if the unitis operating in burst mode (or cycle the power tothe instrument)21Datalog & Terminal X2 34 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 34Location to download files to can be defined here.Sub folders by instrument and date willautomatically created. For instruments that support individual filedownloads (mini and 400 series), a file list withcheck boxes will be displayed.For older instruments such as the model106/108/308 and the model 740, the entire memoryhas to be downloaded in oneA status window will show the progress of thedownload and estimated completion time..Files can be deleted by clicking on the bin icon. There is no recycle bin. If the file is deletedfrom the instrument it is gone foreverDatalog_X2 35 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 35Record a FileThe recording wizard in Datalog X2 differs from the recording wizard in Terminal X2. Rather than just recordingany data incoming on the serial port, Datalog X2 will interpret and parse the data into the current workspace toallow real-time data to be displayed and potted using the charting tools available on the Home ToolbarReal time data canbe logged to filewith the Recordingwizard. As with theother wizards, setup the instrumenttype andcommunicationssettings. If the instrument isnot listed, then a'Generic Instrument'can be selectedfrom the dropdownand suitablecomms settingsentered. The next screensets the interruptsettings, selectsthe incoming Dataformat and adds theability to filter theincoming string. If the data format isnot known, selectgeneric instrument,the next screen willallow the format tobe defined.Filtering is alsoavailable. Forexample, if aninstrument such asthe TideMaster isoutputting multipleNMEA strings suchas $PVTM1 formet, and $PVTMAfor Tide, the start21Datalog & Terminal X2 36 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 36filter can be set to$PVTMA to onlylog the tide data. If the data formatoutputted by theinstrument isrecognised, thecolumns of datashouldautomaticallypopulate. If Generic formathas been selectedin the previousscreen, thedelimters, columnsnames and unitscan be defined. For data recordedon instrumentswithout a Real TimeClock, there is theoption to append atimestamp to eachrecord. Datalog_X2 37 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 37Files will be savedto the selectedlocation. Files canbe automaticallynamed,incremented andnumbered. Data will continueto be recorded untilthe record button isclicked again. Instrument ToolsThe instrument tools can beused a shortcut to carry outtask on a connectedinstrument such asinterupting a runningintrument, set a pressureTare, clearing the memoryand setting the instrumentinto Run mode. For certain instruments suchas the model 740 that requiresite calibrations, the calibratebutton will be available. Chart ToolBarThe Chart Toolbar allows for some basic filtering to be applied to the datasets in the workspace. Date and Depth filters can be applied using the toolbar buttons, One additional filter can be added using theAdd button. This brings up the filter dialogue where the parameter to filter with can be selected and upper/lowerlimits set. Datalog & Terminal X2 38 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 38 To clear the filter, click the clear button.Recording ToolbarThe Recording toolbar becomes active when the Record button on the Home Toolbaris clicked. Clickingthe record button will activate the Recording Wizard . The recording toolbar can be used to manage incoming data. The toolbar informs on the location that files arebeing saved to, the file increment and the port settings of the attached instrument. When Datalog X2 is actively recording data, a new file can be started by pressing the next file button. This is will also have the effect of resetting any graphs or charts currently active.2135Tutorials 39 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 39TutorialsConfigure a Model 106 Current MeterConfiguration of a Model 106 current meter is via the configuration wizard, this can be accessed via the Instrument ToolBar .Clicking on the Configure button will invoke the configuration wizard. Select Model106 CurrentMeter from thedropdown menu. This will populatethe connectionsettings with thedefault setting fora Model 106. Select the COMport that theinstrument isconnected to. Click Next. 26Datalog & Terminal X2 40 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 40This will set theinterrupttimeouts for theinstrument. Asdefault DataLogX2 will attempt tointerrupt aninstrument for60s. If the instrumentis not currentlyconnected to thePC, or theseawater switchis not connectedif using an oldermodel, do sonow and clicknext.If the interrupt issuccessful, thencommandsshould bedisplayed bottomleft being sent tothe instrument. If no connectionis established,checkconnections andthe correct comport /baud rate isbeing used andtry again. Tutorials 41 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 41Datalog X2 willread the currentsetting of theinstrument anddisplay onscreen. Settings that aregreyed out, arefactory set andcannot bechanged by theuserThe instrumentsinternal clockcan be manuallyset, or synced tothe PC time.This will be in thetime zone thatthe PC iscurrently set to. Datalog & Terminal X2 42 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 42Sample Periodand AveragingPeriod can beset. The combinationof these two willdetermine howoften the Model106 will log andoutput data. Sample Period ishow long the 106counts impellerrevolutions for.This is set to aminimum of 3seconds. Average Periodis how manySample Periodsare averagedbefore a datapoint is recordedor output. I.E Sample Period =3sAverage Period =1Data recordedonce every 3sSample Period =3sAverage Period =20Data recordedonce every 60s. Tutorials 43 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 43The final screenshows thecommands to besent to theinstrument. If nochanges havebeen made tothe instrumentsetup, then nocommands willbe shown here. Manualcommands canbe added here,for example ifyou want to putthe instrumentstraight into runmode, then add#028 to the list.The final screenshows thecommands to besent to theinstrument. If nochanges havebeen made tothe instrumentsetup, then nocommands willbe shown here. Manualcommands canbe added here,for example ifyou want to putthe instrumentstraight into runmode, then add#028 to the list.Alternatively,click finish toapply setupcommands, andthen start themodel 106running by usingthe InstrumentToolsrun37Datalog & Terminal X2 44 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 44buttonCalibrate a 740 Tide GaugeThere are two routes to calibrate a 740 tide gauge in Datalog X2, it will appear as part of the configurationwizardwhile configuring a model 740, or can be directly accessed via the Instrument ToolsToolbar. Toaccess via the Instrument Tools section, a connection will first have to be establishedwith the Model 740. There are three options for thecalibration of a Model 740.1: No calibration2: Site Calibration - A site specificcalibration is calculated by measuredthe pressure at known high and lowtide heights. See Model 740 manualor TideMaster manual for more detailon the operation procedure used tocarry this out. Height can be output inmetres or feet. 3: User Calibration - a datum offsetand gain factor is manually applied. 30 3726Tutorials 45 2015 Valeport LtdPAGE 45Selecting the Site Calibration methodactivates the window shown. Select the required units, enter theknown tide heights and click the