The Communication Agent is an information window that will display all communication activity that has occurred between a RRL Station and the Home Station computer. This application is used to view activity, and monitor communication for diagnostic purposes.
To open the Communication Agent, click , on your desktop.
The Communication Agent must be opened before your RRL Network starts logging and must remain running while the RRL System is in operation. If the Communication Agent is closed, the Remote Station will save data until the Communication Agent is reopened. The accumulated data will then be sent with the next scheduled report.
The Communication Agent will automatically open after you have finished configuring your RRL Remote Radio Link Network. The Communication Agent can be left open, and minimized even after the STS/RRL Administrator Software has been closed.
In the Messages tab, the serial number of each RRL Station and datalogger will be shown to indicate which communication has come from that site. Each report will be time and date stamped. Log files for each RRL Station are automatically saved on your Home Station PC, and can be retrieved from the following location: <C:\Program Files\Solinst\STS_Gold\log> If a station is stopped, when started again, the data will be appended to the same log file. At any time, clicking the Save icon will save a log file of all RRL Stations on your Home Station PC for record or for diagnostic purposes.
Figure 4-24 Communication Window
The Site Report Time tab lists each RRL Station by serial number and shows the next time it is scheduled to report to the Home Station.
If there is a communication conflict and the Remote Station does not report when scheduled, a timeout message will be shown in the Communication Agent Messages. To stop receiving timeout messages from a station (you may be aware of what is causing the communication issue, and do not need the messages any longer), uncheck the box beside the Station.