What’s new in Easy Datalogger

Discover the latest features of Easy Datalogger

Data Logging

Automatic Defragment of TDMS Files

When TDMS are used to log data, an automatic defragment procedure is performed at logging completion. Defragmented TDMS files use less disk space and are loaded into memory in a shorter time.

Send notifications via WhatsApp

Trigger management includes new action to send WhatsApp messages. Setting up this action is very simple and allows to be informed when a recording session is started or stopped.

"Recording at Startup" Feature

This feature allows to start recording automatically when an ADD-ON is lunched, if it was recording when it terminated last execution. Take advantage of this feature for unsupervised recording sessions, long measurement campains and when your data logger has to start recording automatically in case of power OFF /power ON sequences.

Visualization and logging of images

Easy Data Logger visualizes and logs images in JPG format. Stored images are traced in a CSV file with image timestamps.

Easy Data Logger visualize digital input indicators

In Easy Data Logger, it is possibile to use indicators associated to digital lines acquired by iDaq. Synoptic panel can be integrated with status lines coming from monitored system. User can setup triggers on digital line status changes to control recording sessions by external buttons, PLC, Robot, Shaker, thermal chamber, etc.

Controlling digital Output from Easy Data Logger Synoptic Panel

Easy Data Logger manages buttons to control digital output lines. When a button is pressed, the relative digital output resource switches according to the button value. Easy Data Logger can interact with external equipement from its synoptic panel, for example switching on/off engines, opening/closing a valve , interacting with a PLC, robot, Shaker, thermal chamber, etc.

Send Notification via email

Trigger management includes new action to send email messages. Setting up this action is very simple and allows to be informed when a recording session is started or stopped.

Custom System Decimal Point for DSV files

Data Separated Values (DSV) files saved by iDaq ADD-ONs can be configured to use system Decimal Point indicated in MS-Windows settings, instead of ".".

Shutdown when recording session is completed

Trigger management includes a new action to shutdown iDaq or the machine. Setting up this action is very simple.

Reproduce a sound for notification

Trigger management includes a new action that reproduce a sound when a trigger event occurs. Setting up this action is very simple and allows to be informed when a recording session is started or stopped.

Trigger on GPS position

Trigger management includes a new trigger on GPS position. A recording session can be started or stopped when the acquired GPS position changes over a specific limit. This trigger can be useful for in-vehicle systems.

Decimal Digits used for visualization and storage are scorporated

In Easy Data Logger, different numbers of decimal digits for visualization and storage can be used. For example, users can save an analog signal using 3 decimal digits and display it using 2 decimal digits.

iDaq Addons support storage on the Cloud

iDaq ADD-ONS included in base distributions manage recording sessions on the cloud based on:* DropBox* Google Drive* Microsoft OneDrive

More details added to the waveforms saved in DSV

DSV files has an header reach of information regaridng saved channels:* Channel name* Resource name* Device name* Unit of measurement* time stamp of the first sample* sampling period

Smart indexing of saved channels

A smart indexing of channels can be performed when required. If different channels with the same name and device are saved, an index is appended to the channel name in order to avoid channel mixing. Channel indexing is performed only if necessary

New action: Voice

New action text to speech to reproduct vocal texts when recording sessions start and/or stop

New action: Open Project

New action added which opens a project when a recording session starts or stops

New action: Set analog output

This new action sets values of one or more analog ouput lines when the recording session starts or stops

Storage: custom frequency

Gli add-on d iDaq permettono di salvare i segnali con una frequenza personalizzata, diversa da quelle disponibili.

Enhanced User Experience

ADDONS have new buttons and easy-to-understand icons

ADD-ON interfaces have new buttons with re-designed icons to allows immediate comprehension of every functionality. Common functionalities have a new unified interface and button style. Most used features have been grouped and designed to be easily activated with one click.

Built-in ADD-ONs have unified interface style

All built-in ADD-ONs have s a new interface style with orange buttons and slides designed in order to take advantage of touch screen displays. Icons and pop-up messages are more readable.

Channel selection enhanced interface

Channel selection dialog includes new amazing features to simplify channels selection: Select All and Deselect All buttons, with a right click on channel name user can Include/Exclude all channels from the same acquisition device.

Threshold on analog input in Easy Data Logger

Easy Data Logger allows users to set a threshold for analog input objects. Object is colored according to the real-time value: if the realt time value is in threshold, default colors are used; otherwise, out-of threshold color are used.

Automatic trigger creation from the user threshold in Easy Data Logger

Easy Data Logger allows to create a trigger starting from the threshold defined by the user. This feature allows users to create triggers on analog signals quickly.

Automatic trigger creation for digital inputs in Easy Data Logger

Easy Data Logger allows to create a trigger on a digital input line directly from the object editor. This feature allows users to create triggers on digital signals quickly.

Locking of ADD-ONs from iDaq

For ADD-ON version only, the application can be locked from iDaq. When iDaq is locked, some features are locked too (editing, saving, etc...).

Enhanced resource changing

In Easy Data Logger, resource related to an object can be changed avoiding to delete the existing object and to create a new one. In this way, object properties are maintained even if resources change.

New Action to acivate DIAdem scripts on trigger switch

A new action can be associated to trigger switches, that runs DIAdem and opens a selected VBscript. With this new action, iDaq and DIAdem can cooperate to create reports when a recording session ends, or to visualize recorded data in a specific manner.

New Action to run third party commands

A new action can be associated to trigger switches, that executes comands from a command line console. With this new action, iDaq can operate with third-party applications to create reports, visualize and process recorded data automatically.

iDaq ADD-ONs have enhanced interface for recording sessions selection and creation

ADD-ONs included in iDaq base distribution share a new enhanced interface to create and open recording sessions. New interface includes multiple previews, fast editing of connection settings, fast deletion and easy access to Cloud storage base on DropBox, GoogleDrive and Microsoft OneDrive.

Interface improvements in the floating chart

Object text color is used as color trace in the floating chart only if it isn't white.

New object: Slide Ouput

A new object type has been added: Slide Output. It is a slide control which allows driving of Analog Ouputs.

Range of Analog Ouput Objects is coerced to the iDaq range

User cannot insert a value that exceed the range values set in iDaq. Even if UseiDaqRange is disabled, if necessary, range values are coerced to the iDaq range values.

Selection by device in the channel selection window

In the Channel Selection Window, using a right click all the channels with the same device can be selected.

In the Session Selection Window, a thumbnail of each created session is shown

The new Session Selection Window shows all existing-session thumbnails at a glance.

in iDaq ADD-ONs, existing sessions are deletable

New Session Selection Window allows users to delete existing session in ease.

New way for editing of communication parameters of exisiting session

In iDaq ADD-ONs, the new Session Selection Window allows users to edit communication parameters of existing sessions in ease. User can connect to a CompactDAQ, CompactRIO or any other iDaq device, local or remote, in a few clicks.

Session of iDaq ADD-ONs can be created on the Cloud

Session of iDaq ADD-ONs can be saved in:* DropBox* Google Drive* Microsoft OneDrive

Improved windows position management

Window used to move objects are now placed in the monitor in use, near the main panel of Easy Data Logger

Text color property is used as default color for floating chart

When a new floating chart is opened, text color of the object is used as default trace color

Text-to-speech supports more languages

Text reproduced by text- to-speech changes according to the languange of the operating system. Supported languages are english and italian.

New position for the Application Editor and Move Window

Application Editor and Move Window are shown beside the main panel, top-right and botton-right, respectively

Locking of Virtual resources

Virtual resources that are used by objects in the main panel, cannot be edited

Locking of Edit Mode

EDL can be locked using a password in order to avoid unauthorized people to apply unwanted changes. When EDL is locked, edit mode cannot be used.

New button arrangement

New arrangement of buttons in application editor and main panel: enable/disabled trigger button has been moved in the main interface

Trigger configuration is maintained when object style changes

Trigger properties are maintained when object style changes. For example, if an out-of-range trigger is applied to a Gauge Object and style of this object changes to a Meter Object, out-of-range trigger is maintained.

Copy of common properties when change style is applied

When an object style is changed to another, all the common properties are applied to the object (name, text size, description, chart color, ...)

Duplicate session

From the Session Selection window, existing sessions can be duplicated. This feature allows users to create a new session by using an existing one as base.

Automatic arrow drawing

Easy Data Logger supports images created with EasyPin. Easy Data Logger automatically places objects on the main panel, links channels and draws arrows.

Creazione automatica delle frecce

Easy Data Logger supporta le immagini create con Easy Pin. Easy Data Logger posiziona automaticamente gli oggetti sul pannello principale, associa le risorse e ne disegna le frecce.

Performance

Minimization of CPU usage

Strip Chart and Easy Data Logger allow users to disable the refresh of real-time signals. When visualization is disabled, acquisition and saving are not affected by the visualization status. This feature is useful to minimize CPU Utilization on embedded systems such embedded CompactDAQ that operates as unsupervised data logger.

Performance inprovement to manage of hundreds of channels

Several performance improvement has been done on channels in order to allows user to acquire and visualize even more channels

New Data Types

Management of analog and digital inputs, digital outputs, GPS data, and images with Easy Data Logger

Easy Data Logger supports different types of resources that you can select and visualize.Supported resources are:- Analog inputs. For this resource, supported object types are Text, Gauge, Vertical slide, Horizontal slide, Meter, and Chart.- Digital inputs. As shown in the following figure, this resource type can be displayed through Round LED and Digital LED. - Images. As shown in the following figure, this resource is displayed through the object Picture.- Digital outputs. They are represented by the object Button.

Easy Data Logger supports analog output resources

Easy Data Logger supports the management of Analog Ouput Resources. You can add object to manually drive an analog ouput.

Customization of iDaq environment

Customizable background color in Easy Data Logger

In order to create a custom synoptic panel, Easy Data Logger allows users to set a background color. Any background color can be chosen.

Digital input objects are customizable in Easy Data Logger

Digital Input objects managed by Easy Data Logger are completely customizable. You can chose round LED or square LED; for each type of LED, you can edit colors when the LED is ON and OFF, LED texts and the text color.

Digital output objects are customizable in Easy Data Logger

Digital output objects (buttons) managed by Easy Data Logger are completely customizable. You can edit colors when the button is ON and OFF, button texts and the text color.

Object name in the palette

Object palette shows name of the current object

Multiple object creation in a single shot

This new feature allows user to create more indicators of the same style with a single channel selection

Visualization

Data fusion

Easy Data Logger visualizes analog inputs, digital inputs, images and also buttons in a unique panel.

Configurable signal rate in Floating chart of Easy Data Logger

Easy Data Logger visualizes real-time signals in its floating chart. This new version allows to change rate of visualized signals from 1 Hz up to 10.000 Hz.

Clear feature for floating charts in Easy data Logger

This feature clears the chart history

Multi traces are supported in floating charts of Easy Data Logger

Easy Data Logger visualizes more analog input signals in the same floating chart. In particular, by selecting the Floating Chart feature of an analog input object, all the resources related to the selected object are shown in the floating chart.

In Easy Data Logger, the Chart object is multi trace

The Chart object is multi trace, so more analog input signals can be shown in a unique chart object.

More objects can be used to display the same resource in Easy Data Logger

In Easy Data Logger, the same resources can be visualized using different objects simultaneously. For example, the same analog input resource can be visualized using a Text object, together with a Slide object.

Images can be customized with Auto-Zoom

For images acquired and visualized with Easy Data Logger, autozoom or image size can be set. When autozoom is enabled, image is fit to the picture default size.

New option to set visualization frequency

This new option has been inserted in General Settings and it allows user to set different visualization rate: from 1 Hz to 10 Hz. This value affects all the input objects (analog input and digital input) in the main panel of Easy Data Logger. Default value is 10 Hz.

Chart object: increased size

Chart object size has been increased in order to have a more readable panel

Auto-size font in the channel Selection Window

Font size in the Channel Selection Window is adjusted according to the text length

Smart text arrangement

This new option arranges object name on two rows if necessary

Fill base line option for Chart object

Option Fill Base Line has been added to the Chart Object. If enabled, it fills the base line with the color of the line. This feature cannot be used with multi trace charts.

Object arrow

User can draw an arrow for each object in the panel. This can be useful for building synoptic panels. It indicates the sensor position clearly.  

Sensor and Device Configuration

New virtual channel: Power

A new type of Virtual channel is supported by EDL: Power. This virtual channel allows to calculate active, reactive, and apparent power

Salvataggio dei dati digitali insieme a quelli analogici

Una nuova opzione per abilitare il salvataggio dei segnali digitali. Se abilitata, essi sono salvati nello stesso file dove vengono scritti i dati analogici.

Storage of digital signals

A new option to enable storage of digital signals has been added. If enabled, digital signals are saved in the same file where analog data are written.