Functionality Overview of the Software Package:
The GUI software has multiple logging options, allowing the user to tailor the software to his or her preferences. The left-hand box in the screen shot to the right shows the various options, which will be discussed below.
Measurement Interval: The logging interval, which is the time between two measurements, can be set from 1 to 10,000 seconds in full second increments.
Averaging: When averaging is unchecked, a single measured value per selected measurement interval will be logged. By checking this box, all measured values, which are taken every second regardless of the measurement interval chosen, will be averaged over the user-selected measurement interval and a single averaged value will be logged.
Logging Control Modes:
- Manual Start / Stop of Logging
- Start / Stop of Logging by Time Values
- Stop of Logging after a User-Specified Number of Samples
3 Scale Options for the Time Axis:
- Time in seconds
- Time in hours:minutes:seconds
- Time Stamp (date and time)
The time displayed on the "Graph" and "Table" tabs can be shown in any of the three options mentioned above. As shown in the screenshot above, the "Measurement" tab just shows the value of each active sensor (i.e., no explicit time) and is updated at the user-specified measurement interval that was entered in the logging box.
Start / Stop Logging:
This is a toggle button to start / stop logging data.
The logging statistics are summarized in the bottom left box of the GUI screenshot shown above.
Three different display modes, two of which are shown in the GUI screenshots displayed here, are accessible via tabs.
- Measurement: (see screenshot above) The values of all enabled sensors are displayed numerically as well as on a bar graph with adjustable range and limit settings
- Table: (not shown here) A list of Temperature/Humidity values as a function of time is given as well as the full date/time time stamp
- Graph: (see screenshot to the right) Data for up to three activated temperature sensors [one internal temperature sensor (blue) and two external temperature sensors (green and red)] and one humidity sensor (black) can be displayed. All temperature curves are shown within a single line chart. A zooming feature for specific time and data areas is available. The activation of the sensors is done in the settings window of the GUI (not shown here).
Data and Configuration Import/Export:
The device configuration as well as the measured data can be stored on the connected computer as text files.