Parsing boxes define the values to be extracted from a serial device and converted to numeric values. Each parsing box finds the label configured for it, extracts and converts the value associated with the label.
The Instrument Interface Module is perfect for serial devices – such as analyzers, measurement gauges, barcode readers and many more – where values are sent when the operator presses the send button or a request is sent to the device to read the values.
The serial support built into the Instrument Interface Module includes polling the device for new data, receiving unsolicited data from the device, or requesting the new data from the device based on an event in Ignition.
It gracefully handles timeouts and other communication issues that are common with serial communications and also includes the flexibility of controlling every byte sent or received using script.