How can I read data from a measurement device (multimeter, voltage meter, distance meter, and others) using my PC? Can you make me an example for data readout using Docklight?

How can I read data from a measurement device (multimeter, voltage meter, distance meter, and others) using my PC? Can you make me an example for data readout using Docklight?

Applies to: Docklight and Docklight Scripting (all versions), Article ID: dl_faq051

We have collected example projects for specific measurement products, including

– UNI-T UT803 bench type multimeter
– VOLTCRAFT PPS multimeter series
– Helios Preisser DIGI-MET distance indicators

So as a first step, check our list of Docklight examples for specific devices from the link below.

It is also worth trying to search the Internet for your device’s name in combination with “Docklight”. Docklight is a well-loved tool for such testing, and you might find a related Docklight project in a tech support forum for your device.

The next step, with a bit more DIY involved – check your product manual for descriptions of its data interface: What are the communication settings you need to use in Docklight? E.g for a serial RS232 connection – “9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity”. Or for a TCP/IP device – “use TCP port 10001”. Then look for a list of commands your device understands.

As an additional support, we can offer our Docklight license owners to have a look at such a protocol description ourselves and come up with a small example for you. If this sounds what you need, just contact us and send us your device’s data interface description.

Docklight Applications and Examples – Third-Party Devices and Protocols

e-mail to Docklight Technical Support – Can you help me with this device?