Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Serial Sender Update

Serial Sender v1.4 now supports 19.2 and 38.4kbps.
Serial Sender is Seetron's free Windows utility for sending text and data via a serial port (or USB-to-serial adapter). It requires no installation and no setup. Unlike most full-featured serial utilities, Serial Sender does not monopolize the port; when you press Send, it grabs the port briefly to transmit the data, then relinquishes it. This can be a powerful feature, because it not only minimizes interference with other serial-port users, it also allows you to have multiple instances of the program sending data to the same serial port.

This wrinkle becomes especially handy in light of the coming introduction of GLO-416Y v2.0. Among the new capabilities of the display is on-the-fly baud rate switching, up to 38.4kbps .

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sneak Preview: GLO-416Y Serial OLED v2.0

We're introducing a major upgrade to the GLO-416Y serial OLED. If you've made a suggestion or requested a feature, it's probably implemented in the new rev.

Rev 2.0 devices are available nowRev 2.0 devices will be available for purchase at the end of September. In the meantime, Check out the upgrade guide for detailed coverage of the new features. A quick list:

  • 100% backward compatibility with v1.0. 
  • Low-medium-high brightness control. 
  • Screen-flip capability (for upside-down mounting, etc.).
  • Baud rates from 9600bps to 38.4 kbps
  • Larger startup-screen storage, up to 120 bytes.
  • Temporary write-protect by serial instruction.
  • Alternative carriage-return behavior for separate CR/LF applications.
  • Reset instruction to purge the effects of garbage inputs w/out power-down.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, direct them to tech @ seetron.com.