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    Published 17. February 2013

  • ii LogTag Analyzer User Guide (2.3)

    Copyright

    The information contained within this document regarding LogTag Analyzer software usage is

    intended as a guide and does not constitute a declaration of performance. The information contained

    in this document is subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise noted, the example companies, organizations, e-mail addresses and people depicted herein are fictitious, and no association with any

    real company, organization, e-mail address or person is intended or should be inferred. Complying with all applicable copyright laws is the responsibility of the user.

    No representation or warranty is given and no liability is assumed by LogTag Recorders with respect to the accuracy or use of such information or infringement of patents or other intellectual property

    rights arising from such use or otherwise.

    Copyright © 2004-2013 LogTag Recorders. All rights reserved. http://www.logtagrecorders.com

  • Contents iii

    Contents

    Introduction 9

    Installing the software 10

    System requirements .......................................................................................................... 11 Getting a copy of the software ............................................................................................. 11 The installation process ....................................................................................................... 13 Upgrading LogTag Analyzer ................................................................................................. 14 Starting the software .......................................................................................................... 15

    Quick Start Guide 17

    Connecting the Interface ..................................................................................................... 18 Using the LogTag with the Interface .................................................................................... 19 Preparing a LogTag for recording ......................................................................................... 20

    Welcome ................................................................................................................... 22 Locate LogTag(s) download and save relevant data ..................................................... 22 Configure LogTag(s) for next use ............................................................................... 23 Prepare LogTag(s) for next use .................................................................................. 24

    Starting and using the LogTag ............................................................................................. 25 LogTag light patterns .......................................................................................................... 27 Retrieve information from LogTag ........................................................................................ 28

    Preparing LogTag(s) for use 29

    Getting a LogTag ready for use ............................................................................................ 30 Restricting Access ............................................................................................................... 31

    Protecting Recorded Data .......................................................................................... 31 Password Rules ......................................................................................................... 32

    Preparing LogTag for next use ............................................................................................. 32 Alert Processing .................................................................................................................. 37 Advanced Alert Settings ...................................................................................................... 40 Display Logger Alarms ......................................................................................................... 43 Verify Access Password ....................................................................................................... 45 Pre-start data collection....................................................................................................... 45 Continuous operation .......................................................................................................... 46 Working with batches of LogTags ........................................................................................ 46 Getting the best from your LogTag ...................................................................................... 46 Configuration Profiles .......................................................................................................... 47

    Profiles Grid .............................................................................................................. 48 Profile Control Buttons ............................................................................................... 48 Profile Storage File Name and Path ............................................................................. 49 Profile File Controls .................................................................................................... 50 Profile Window Controls ............................................................................................. 50

    Quickly re-configuring LogTags ............................................................................................ 51 Automatic Re-Configuration after Download ......................................................................... 52 Hibernation - Prolonging battery life ..................................................................................... 52

  • iv Contents

    Results from LogTag 55

    Getting results from LogTag ................................................................................................ 56 Saving LogTag Data ............................................................................................................ 57

    Saving LogTag Data files ............................................................................................ 57 Saving a Multi Chart file ............................................................................................. 57 Selected LogTag® Data files (*.sltd) ........................................................................... 58 Saving a file for use in spreadsheets ........................................................................... 60 PDF files ................................................................................................................... 60

    Analysing the results ........................................................................................................... 62 Chart Display............................................................................................................. 64 Report Display ........................................................................................................... 73 Data Display .............................................................................................................. 75 Summary Display....................................................................................................... 76 Day Summary Display ................................................................................................ 77

    Combining charts onto a single chart ................................................................................... 80 Changing Chart Colours ............................................................................................. 81 Shifting chart start times ............................................................................................ 81 Aligning Charts .......................................................................................................... 82 Special Chart Tabs ..................................................................................................... 84

    Automatically calculated statistics ........................................................................................ 87 Average Reading ....................................................................................................... 87 Standard Deviation .................................................................................................... 88 Mean Kinetic Temperature ......................................................................................... 90 Degree Minutes ......................................................................................................... 92

    Displaying statistics ............................................................................................................. 93 Printing the results .............................................................................................................. 94 Sending a file by e-mail direct from Analyzer ........................................................................ 95 Calling up previous results ................................................................................................... 96 Digital signatures ................................................................................................................ 97 How secure is my data .............................................................