1.3 Software Communication

Levelogger Software is Windows based, and is therefore used with a desktop or laptop PC. Dataloggers connect to a laptop or desktop PC with an Optical Reader cable. The Optical Reader cable uses an infrared data reader/port connected to the datalogger and a USB or RS-232 (Serial) Com Port to transfer information between the datalogger and computer.

Note:

For software installation instructions, see Section 3.

If you are programming dataloggers in the office, or have deployed your datalogger using a wireline or cord, an Optical Reader is most commonly used for communication with a PC (see Figure 1-2).

If a datalogger is deployed in the field using a Direct Read Cable, a PC Interface Cable is used for communication with the PC, without removing it from the well (see Figure 1-3).

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Figure 1-2 Levelogger Connected to a PC Using an Optical Reader
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Note:

Always plug in the USB device before starting the Software.

When you plug in a USB device for the first time, you will need to install the USB Driver on the PC. (See Section 4.1.3).

 

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Figure 1-3 Levelogger and Direct Read Cable Connected to PC Using a PC Interface Cable
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