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Valeport manufacture a range of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric measuring instruments that include: Current flow meters, wave recorders, tide gauges, ctd's, sound velocity probes, sound velocity sensors samplers & echo sounder


Mr Kevin Edwards
St Peters Quay


Valeport releases new software with bonus utilities

Valeport's latest operating software, Datalog X2 has just been released and is now available for free download via the website.

This new version of software from Valeport is designed to interface, configure and download data from both legacy and new products and also includes bonus utilities.
The added benefit of this latest generation of software is that not only will Datalog X2 ensure Valeport products will work across new software platforms, but with an embedded Terminal X2 programme it offers wider functionality to those not able to use other Terminal packages such as Hyperterminal.

Terminal X2 will work with any Valeport instrument that communicates via serial RS232, although functionality maybe limited with some older instruments. Datalog X2 and Terminal X2 have been tested on Windows XP, Vista 7, 8 and 8.1. Datalog X2 is compatible with the following instruments and can replace Datalog, Datalog Express and Tidelog software packages.
•Model 106, 108, 308 and Midas ECM current meters
•miniSVS, IPS, TIDE, CTD and SVP
•Monitor CTD and SVP
•Monitor CTD & SVP
•Midas CTD, SVP, SVX2 & WLR
•Model 740 Tide Gauge

A further bonus utility is also included in the Datalog X2 bundle, a Seawater Calculation utility for manual checking of data. Users can simply input conductivity/salinity, pressure temperature (in IPT68 or IPT 90 scales) and latitude (if known), then click the Calculate button. The program will calculate and display the following parameters:

• Density Anomaly Gamma (Calculated Density - 1000kg/m³)
• Conductivity or Salinity (whichever the user did not enter)
• Sound Speed calculated using the chosen Speed of Sound Formula
• Depth in metres calculated using the UNESCO standard formula. This is an approximation, and will not account for variations in density distribution throughout the water column. Its accuracy has been estimated to better than 0.1m.

Kevin Edwards, Valeport sales and marketing manager commented:
"The Datalog X2 release will impact on many of our customers - it should give them the peace of mind that their Valeport products are compatible with a variety of new technologies and I would urge them to download the software. It's free and easy to install and will ultimately help ensure the longevity of our products even when the customer may change other platforms. We've also wrapped in the bonus Seawater Calculation utility for manually checking data too, and we believe this Terminal Emulation utility will be a must for anyone not able to use other Terminal packages such as Hyperterminal."

Datalog X2 is available as a free download on www.valeport.co.uk and will be issued with new products from February 2015 and is largely used in conjunction with Valeport's Tide Gauge, Sound Velocity Profiler, CTD and Current Meter product ranges.

Valeport designs and manufactures instrumentation for the oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric communities with a worldwide customer base that includes: environmental, defence, oil and gas, renewable energy, construction, dredging and civil engineering sectors. Visit www.valeport.co.uk for more information.

For further information please email Valeport Ltd

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