Solinst USB Optical Reader
- Optical reader facilitates connection to Levelogger at office for configuration & data upload
- Low-cost communication package for direct interface to Leveloggers and Rainloggers
- Optical reader connects directly to USB port
|110149||USB optical reader|| |
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
Yes, the Solinst USB Optical Reader is compatible with Windows XP and 7. It is recommended to have version 4.1 or newer of the Levelogger Software. This software includes the USB drivers for both XP and Windows, and can be downloaded from www.solinst.com/downloads/. The instructions for installing the optical reader can be found in the Solinst manual, under the Documents tab.
No, the logger must be placed in the dock to change settings and view data. Alternatively, you can utilize direct-read cable assemblies and PC interface cable or with the Levelogger App & Interface.
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