Import temperature and switch on/off the heater with Rev

paolo mazzapaolo at libero.it
Tue Feb 3 08:41:41 EST 2009


Dear friends, I had this crazy idea:

I would like to create a Rev application to control the temperature of  
my room. So, I need my application  to import the temperature from a  
thermometer and switch on/off the heater.

I found documentation for an affordable external device in internet : http://www.audon.co.uk/io8g.html

It says  "Compatible with Profilab DAQ Software. " and "Can Utilize a  
Simple Terminal Emulator to Control All Functions"

It says also: "Virtual COM port (VCP) drivers cause the USB device to  
appear as an additional COM port available to the PC.  Application  
software can access the USB device in the same way as it would access  
a standard COM port. "

Now, I have some questions:

Can we access the USB device using  a standard COM ports from  
Revolution?

Can we  have  Revolution to behave as a terminal Emulator to control  
all Functions?

To summarize, do you think I can menage to control this external  
device from Revolution?

Thanks a lot.






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