Sample Screens for PC Software Version 7.0 with Firmware Version 2.4
Version 7.0 of the PC software adds a response compliance test, a High Volume ASCII command test, and High Volume Binary commands test.
This shows an example of the response compliance test.
This shows an example of the high volume ASCII test.
This shows an example of the high volume binary test.
Version 7.0 of the PC software adds a second monitor mode, displaying binary numbers in hexadecmial.
This shows an example of the hexadecimal monitor mode.
The hexadecimal monitor mode is useful to show binary data transfers. Because the High Volume Binary commands are a mix of 7 bit ASCII characters (the SDI-12 Commands) and 8 to 64 bit binary numbers (the responses to the aDBn! commands), the parity bit for the 7 bit ASCII characters is interpeted as the 8 data bit on this display.
This is because the byte frame format for this monitor mode is 1 start bit, 8 data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit.
See below for an example of the ASCII monitor mode.
Version 7.0 of the PC software adds two Metadata Command tests and a feature to document a sensor using the metadata commands.
This shows an example of the detailed metadata test.
This shows sensor documentation created by using the metadata commands.
The Transmit Command feature has been upgraded to support all of the SDI-12 Version 1.4 commands, showing the data packets returned in response to the High Volume Binary commands.
Version 7.0 of the PC software, with version 2.4 of the firmware, can simulate all of the SDI-12 Version 1.4 commands and all 10 data types for the High Volume Binary commands.
End of Sample Screens for PC Software Version 7.0 with Firmware Version 2.4
Version 6.0 has a wider screen and a digital clock which can be displayed or hidden. The clock is useful when using the Verifier as an SDI-12 data recorder. The wide screen allows long sensor responses to be displayed on a single line. Version 6.0 can test the maximum of 99 sensor measurements.
The Basic Command Test checks to see if a sensor responds correctly to each and every SDI-12 command.
You can transmit SDI-12 commands one at a time to see exactly how the sensor responds.
You can alter timing attributes to communicate with sensors that may not be in compliance with the SDI-12 standard.
You can manually transmit a break.
The Verifier executes a variety of tests on SDI-12 sensors.
Version 6.0 adds a test to show/test the ability of an SDI-12 data recorder recorder to issue retries correctly.
The comprehensive sensor tests automatically runs each sensor test and produces a test report.
The Verifier can monitor the SDI-12 bus, operate as an SDI-12 data recorder, simulate a sensor, and pass commands to a sensor in a transparent mode. These features help find and correct problems with SDI-12 devices.
The monitor mode shows all activity on the SDI-12 bus. The monitor mode also displays time stamps, which can be helpful. Sometimes, however, you may not want the time stamps. Version 6.0 lets you turn them off.
Version 6.0 supports four data formats when using the Verifier as an SDI-12 data recorder.
This image shows comma-separated-values (csv) when working as an SDI-12 data recorder.
This image shows the data recorder summary. It shows all data recorder activity at a glance.