4.2 Activation and Verification

  1. Make sure other SDI-12 devices are not being addressed and communicating at the same time on the SDI-12 network.
  2. Using your SDI-12 datalogger and its SDI-12 software, issue an Acknowledge Active Command (a!), to test if the device address is correct and you can communicate with the newly installed SDI-12 Interface Cable and Levelogger.
  3. Issue the Start Verification Command (aV!) and later read it with the Send Data Command (aD0!) to verify the Levelogger and the SDI-12 Interface Cable are operating without errors.
  4. Use the Send Identification Command (aI!) to verify the name and model of the Levelogger matches that of the Levelogger you have just installed. Execute this command 2-3 times to ensure the Levelogger identification information gets read and registered with the SDI-12 Interface Cable.
  5. Execute the Start Concurrent Measurement Command (aC!) and later retrieve the measurement with the Send Data Command (aD0!), to ensure the Levelogger is connected and properly taking measurements.
  6. If the above steps are successful, you may program the datalogger to automatically issue commands to the SDI-12 Interface Cable and Levelogger, to take measurements and record them.