Windmill Software Limited is a British Company established in 1991. We specialise in data acquisition and control software for Windows. Our design philosophy is that data acquisition systems should be versatile, expandable and above all reliable. To this end all our software is modular. You purchase the core modules then add extra modules as the need arises. You can also use our software with third party applications, such as Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet. We don't lock you into one particular make of hardware or communications architecture either.
Product Name: COMIML
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COMIML is a universal driver for instruments that communicate over RS232, RS485 or Modbus. It automatically feeds data from the instruments to Windows application software. You could, for example, show readings from a GPS receiver and a fluorometer in mapping software, or data from an electronic balance in Excel. The RS232 software is currently reduced from £145 to £50 and available from our data acquisition catalogue. Runs under Windows 7, Vista, XP and 98
The latest version of Streamer provides a portable, distributed or desk-top waveform capture system. It handles an immense range of sensors and instruments, for a high performing yet flexible system.
Harvester lets the Windmill software suite take the initiative and gather data from any application that can act as a DDE (dynamic data exchange) server. The data is passed to the Windmill 6 logging, charting and DDE Panel programs. You can also use other Windows software, like Excel or Access, to display and analyse the data.
This suite of software lets you interface USB, Ethernet, GPIB, Modbus, RS485, RS422 and RS232 devices to the PC. The package includes logging, charting, display and control applications, and any one communications driver.
Once data has been chalked onto the Blackboard, the Windmill logging, charting and display programs can pick it up. The entered data will be time-stamped and logged. The data remains valid for a set period, after which Windmill regards it as out of date. You can store up to 20 channels of data on each Blackboard - for more channels just load more copies of Blackboard
To chart your data just choose the Windmill Chart program. Select up to 8 channels from the list and press the Start button for a continuously updating graph. You can vary the speed so the window displays just the last few seconds in detail, or shows the trends over several hours
Create your own display and control windows with Windmill Graphics. This program customises the Windmill software suite, making a versatile system that is unique to your application. The window continuously reflects the state of the system in the real world. Once you've created a window you can protect it from further editing.
Windmill Logger records data from up to 100 analogue and digital channels. To log from more channels simply open more copies of Logger. Each set of samples is time stamped, and you can vary the sampling rate from less than once per hour up to 200 samples per second. For long term logging Logger will create a separate file for each hour, each day or each week, and if required can overwrite old data to continue logging indefinitely.
Windmill Replay plays back logged data files graphically. It's ideal for scrolling through long files looking for significant events. You can fast forward through uneventful stretches, and pause for a more detailed look when something catches your eye.
Test-Seq interprets a file of commands and controls a test rig accordingly. It can send commands and data to other Windows programs, or directly to the hardware inputs and outputs. The command, or test sequence file is a text file which you can easily create in a text editor or word processor.
COMIML lets you read and control almost any serial device communicating over RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 or Modbus. These include such diverse equipment as electronic balances used in a laboratory, GPS receivers used in the field and data loggers used in process plant. The COMIML driver reads data from your PC's COM port, and passes it to the Windmill 6 logging, charting and DDE Panel programs.