Wireless Dial Reading for Windows
(Windows, PC, wireless, WiMER, BlueDial)
We have been dedicated on bringing wireless displacement sensors and smart device Apps to make dimensional measurement simpler. Now it is also possible to wirelessly collect readings from our WiMER and BlueDial on any Windows PC in the facilities.
First of all, you should have a WiMER or a BlueDial at hand. If you already have one, just grab a small USB dongle from our store for $25 and download the FREE Dial Reading software on any PC running Windows 7 and later. Then you are ready to see all the data streamed to the PC wirelessly.
Import Update: v1.04 supports simultaneous connection of multiple devices. Now Dial-Reading can connect to up to 7 BlueDial/WiMER at the same time using one single dongle. Each gage will be assigned its individual panel for display and control without interference between each other. Data recording will also be simultaneous for all connected devices.
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v1.03 and before
Here's How to Install and Use the Software
Connect the USB dongle to one of the USB ports of the PC
For first time use, wait for Windows to automatically search and install required driver. If driver is installed successfully, please directly move to step 5, otherwise go to step 3
Manually download the driver
Go to Control Panel - System and Security - System - Device Manager. In Device Manager, find the bluetooth low energy dongle, right click, select Update Driver Software. Next select Browse my computer for driver software, select the path where the driver downloaded in previous step is stored, then click Next. If there is any prompted window appearing, just allow it to install the driver
Once driver is installed, go to Control Panel - System and Security - System - Device Manager - Ports (COM&LPT), look for Bluegiga Bluetooth Low Energy, remember the com number
Turn on WiMER or BlueDial and launch Dial-Reading.exe
In the software window, select the right com number from the drop-down menu and click the Attach button (see screenshot below)
Then click the Scan button to start searching for nearby bluetooth devices (see screenshot below). The scanning process will last for 2 seconds. A new window with a list of all available devices will pop up. Select the device and click the Connect button to start connection
Once connected, each device will have its own panel to show reading, unit, max, min, average and TIR (see screenshot below). Users can individual control each device: remotely zero/restore reading, clear readings or disconnect the device
To continuously record data readings, select Continuous in the Recording Mode. Then click Record button, upcoming data stream will be recorded in the table on the right side (see screenshot below). To stop data recording, click the Stop button. Recorded data can be exported in a CSV file by clicking the Export button
To manually capture data one by one, select Single in the Recording Mode. This action will activate the Capture button. Click the Capture button every time you want to record the value (see screenshot below)
More devices can be added to the current window by clicking the Scan button and go through the connection process again
v1.10 Mar 16, 2017 - Added option to send Enter or Tab after entering reading to Excel
v1.09 Feb 28, 2017 - Added support for more devices
v1.08 Nov 17, 2016 - Added support for countries using , as decimal point
v1.07 Oot 5, 2016 - Added support for WiMER-Uno device
v1.06 Aug 22, 2016 - Added keyboard data trigger (Press F9 to capture data and send to Excel)
v1.05 Jul 25, 2016 - Added support for WiMER to directly enter data to Excel
v1.04 Jul 1, 2016 - Added support for multiple devices connection
v1.03 Jun 13, 2016 - Added support for WiMER-3
v1.02 May 31, 2016 - Included time stamp in data recording
v1.01 May 18, 2016 - Minor performance improvement
v1.00 Feb 16, 2016 - Initial release