VinciLab – Modern Data-logger for Science
VinciLab is our the most powerful data-logger. It is a modern, advanced but easy-to-use, graphic data acquisition system. It can be used standalone and with the computer, in the classroom and in the field.
VinciLab is a handheld Linux device equipped with two processors, a main processor to control the device’s operating system and screen, and a measurement processor to control the measurement and control processes.
VinciLab has a 5” (capacitive) color touch screen that provides high-resolution display offering easy control of the device.
For wireless connectivity VinciLab is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
An internal rechargeable battery, located in the backside compartment, powers VinciLab.
Using VinciLab standalone
When working with VinciLab as a standalone device, VinciLab is controlled by its touch screen and power button. The dedicated desktop applications offer tools for setting up the device, setting up the wireless connections, managing user files, browsing the web, watching video files, reading text files, etc.
Powerful Coach 6 application, offers live sensor data displays, real-time graphing, tools for data processing and possibilities to create or open ready-to-go student activities enriched with texts, images and web-pages.
By using wireless and the Virtual Network Computing protocol the VinciLab’s screen can be remotely viewed and controlled from any computer or a mobile device connected to the same as network.
Using VinciLab with computer
VinciLab can be used with a Windows computer for:
- Transferring files between the computer and ‘My Files’ folder on VinciLab. This is only possible when VinciLab is connected to the computer via the USB cable.
- Using VinciLab as a lab interface connected to the computer and controlled by the Coach 6 or Coach 6 Lite program running on the PC. This is possible as well when VinciLab is connected to the computer via a USB port as when it uses wireless communication via a Wi-Fi connection.
Using VinciLab with a mobile device
By using the wireless connectivity and the Virtual Network Computing (VNC) protocol the VinciLab’s screen can be remotely viewed and controlled from any computer or mobile device connected to the same network. To allow this a VNC Viewer program needs to be installed on the controlling device and remote connection has to be established between the two devices. For more details of the functionality consult VinciLab User’s Guide.