Retrieving Data to a PC File
Last update - 11/27/2009
MSR sensor plot data logged in the DLC can be retrieved to a PC by using the
- Connect the DLC to your PC using the RS9M9F-5 cable. Connect the male end
of the cable to the RS232 connector on the DLC front panel and the female end
to the 9-pin RS232 serial connector on your PC. If your PC does not have a
serial connector (some newer PCs do not) but instead has a USB connector you
will need to use a USB to Serial converter. Refer to
Configuring a USB to Serial Converter for
additional information in setting it up.
- Start the CROPSCAN MSR Software on your PC.
- Select RETRIEVE and press Enter.
| If the correct COM port number is not shown in the brackets, type the correct number.
- Press Enter. The following should appear:
- Type a file name [eight (8) characters maximum] with the .MV extension and press Enter.
The RETRIEVE program will automatically wake the DLC and pass various commands
to the DLC to cause it to present its configuration and logged data. The various
commands will be displayed followed by the configuration and data scrollng upwards
on the display. The RETIEVE program captures this configuration information and
data to the PC file.
When the last of the data has been presented and stored to the PC file, the
following will be displayed:
Enter one of the following keys:
V - View the contents of test.mv
C - Clear the Data in the DLC and then exit.
X - eXit the RETRIEVE program
- Unless you have other reasons to save keep the data logged in the DLC, type C
and press Enter. The RETRIEVE program will then instruct the DLC to clear its
data memory and will put the DLC back to sleep. The DLC will then be ready for the next
field plot scanning session.
After the DLC is back to sleep, control returns to the main CROPSCAN
MSR Software Menu:
This completes the RETRIEVE operation. At this point, Post-Processing of the
data may be done.
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