System Integration

All information here on application development. Tricks and tips, tools, utilities, demo applications and general information that those in our community who are developing their own applications may find useful.

We at Nortek develop all our own applications. Because of this our program designers and developers have a huge amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to programming for our instruments. Many of these guys are active on our Forum answering your questions and giving advice.

We accept however that some of our customers and users either prefer to create their own applications or have different requirements than our own software provides. In response to this Nortek has always helped application developers by providing the necessary information. In addition we have developed ActiveX and Windows DLL's to assist developers. Some of the information we provide is free and some we have to make a charge for. The following is a list of what is available from Nortek, including a simple example of how you can use our PdCommX ActiveX control within Microsoft Excel to communicate with our instruments and read data directly into an Excell spreadsheet.  Clearly this control will work with Visual Basic, C/C++ etc.. But with the abilities Excel has to crunch numbers this demo application turned can be a useful exercise.

System Integrator Manual - This provides detailed information on how you communicate with a Nortek instrument using terminal software, the serial port and a set of commands.

PDCommX ActiveX Control

- Windows ActiveX control that makes the developing of Windows applications a breeze. Use your language of choice. An example of the use of the ActiveX control can be found below

Information provided here is made available to those interested in developing their own applications using Nortek instruments. Please be aware that we may not be able to provide detailed support for this work and we would suggest visiting the forum (see in "Knowledge Center") if you have detailed questions about any aspect of the integration.

 

Title Version Format
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System Integrator Manual

Aug
2017

PDF
How to connect to, communicate with, and develop for Nortek Instruments. 
AD2CP System Integrator's Guide Mar 2017 PDF How to connect, communicate with, and develop for Signature Series instruments 
Vectrino Profiler Integrator Manual Jan 2015 PDF How to connect to, communicate with and develop for the Vectrino Profiler.
DVL Integrator's Guide Oct 2017  PDF How to connect, communicate with, and develop for Nortek DVL
PDCommX
Manual

Feb
2008
PDF
Manual for the PDCommx ActiveX control developed by Nortek.
 ActiveXDemo June 2009  Zip

A simple example of how you can use our PdCommX ActiveX control within Microsoft Excel to communicate with our instruments and read data directly into an Excell spreadsheet.

 
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