What communications options are available?

Brian Admin

All current RBR instruments support USB as standard. In the Compact Logger family (RBRsolo, RBRduet) the micro USB connector is used internally, whereas for the Standard Logger family (RBRvirtuoso, RBRduo, RBRconcerto, RBRmaestro) the 30 pin Apple connector is used. Cables for both these connectors are available globally from any consumer electronics source, in case you need to replace the cable … Read More

My logger doesn’t communicate

Brian Admin

First, verify that you have a connection through the com port on your computer. Ruskin automatically connects to the logger by searching for the COM port the CPU has assigned to the USB port. This process may take a few seconds, so please wait at least 30 s to one minute to ensure that Ruskin has found the logger. When … Read More

Can I use RS-485 transmission?

Brian Admin

Yes, instruments can be configured to transmit real-time using full-duplex RS-485.  On RBRvirtuoso, RBRduo and RBRconcerto instruments, the logger needs to have the appropriate external battery endcap (either USB, RS-232 or RS-485) for the required external communication mode, as the wiring differs between the options.  Ruskin is then used to configure the instrument with the appropriate streaming data serial option.  For … Read More