How software communicates with timers?

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DerbyDoDo
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How software communicates with timers?

Post by DerbyDoDo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:15 pm

Hi Everyone,

I know all of the software apps communicates through the serial port or with an adapter using the usb. But what I want to learn is the technical end of this as far as what is sent from the timer, how to reset the timer from the software end, etc. I'm a software developer and have access to the serial port with it. I just want to learn the insides of this.

Does anyone know this information? I'm not sure the people who makes the timers will share this although I have sent an email to a couple. And I have the timer from MicroWizard to test with.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!



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Re: How software communicates with timers?

Post by SlartyBartFast » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:29 pm

I'm certain someone more qualified will answer, but it's my understanding they all use ASCII characters sent through terminal emulation.



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Re: How software communicates with timers?

Post by DerbyDoDo » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:59 pm

Thanks, I got it all figured out. I'm going to write my own racing management software that is compatible with the major timers.



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