Author Topic: wireless logging interface for Vantage systems  (Read 1796 times)


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wireless logging interface for Vantage systems
« on: June 26, 2012, 12:00:03 PM »
Mike (Embayweather) posted this link on the Macweather forum a wee while ago.

I'm soooooooo tempted as I use a MacBook and it's now tethered to my Vantage Vue console 24/7. I've been in touch with belfreyboy who makes them regarding compatibility with a Mac system, and his reply is
The USB interface for the Wireless link uses an FTDI chipset and appears as a virtual serial port, this is supported by the Mac os.

I haven't a scooby what a FTDI chipset is, but if it works ok, I'll go with that.

What I'm wondering is: Will I need additional drivers  or should the silicon labs USB to UART drivers still work ? If it's going to be a lot of hassle getting drivers to work and make it compatible I would be better off saving for an Envoy........




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Re: wireless logging interface for Vantage systems
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 04:49:38 PM »
Not sure if this helps. FTDI chipset is what I have in my USB/Serial adapter and is very common. Drivers are easily available for Macs from their website

My son, who knows about these things, rates them very highly, so you should have no problem in using the device.

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If you jump, let us know what happens! (Re: wireless logging interface)
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 05:53:59 PM »
Dear JC, Mike, and WeatherCat leading edgers . . . . .

JC if you do give in to your temptation . . . . do let us know if it works!!  [computer]

Curious minds want to know!!  [bounce]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]