Import temperature and switch on/off the heater with Rev

camm29 at camm29 at
Tue Feb 3 09:53:41 EST 2009

Paolo ,

Should work ! 

If you do not have a RS232 Port then use a serial Port/Usb emulator driver.
If you have a RS232 Port then use a USB to RS232 cable convertor.

Rev will send / read from Serial Com Ports only , the above is the solution.

Rev 3.00 is better as you can use Com Ports > 9


---- paolo <mazzapaolo at> wrote: 
> 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 :
> 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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