Author Topic: wireless logging interface for Vantage systems  (Read 1739 times)

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wireless logging interface for Vantage systems
« on: June 26, 2012, 12:00:03 PM »
Mike (Embayweather) posted this link http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=15739.0 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
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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........

JC

 

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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
http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm

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

Best wishes

Mike

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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]