Defelsko: PosiTector Developer Resources

Integrating your Instrument with Third-party Devices and Applications

From wired USB to WiFi wireless technology, DeFelsko instruments offer data management solutions for even the most advanced software integrations. Accessing your stored or live streaming data is simpler and more flexible than ever before.

Most commonly, measurements from PosiTector and PosiTest AT-A instruments are stored within internal memory and later transferred to a PosiSoft Software solution (Windows/Mac/iOS/Android) for further reporting. DeFelsko instruments also have the ability to integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols.

USB Keyboard Mode

USB Keyboard mode enables PosiTector Advanced instruments (gage body serial numbers 784,000 and greater) to emulate a USB keyboard when connected to a computer.

USB Keyboard mode communicates with your computer by emulating keyboard keystrokes.  When connected in this mode, PosiTector Advanced instruments will be recognized as a simple USB keyboard. Each reading is ‘typed’, followed by a carriage return (enter). This provides a simple way to capture readings as they are taken without any special software, drivers or complex setup.

In the spreadsheet example, the user selected cell C4.  Then, 7 readings were taken with a USB connected PosiTector 6000 Advanced in USB Keyboard mode.  Each reading automatically populates into its own cell and is followed by a carriage return (equivalent to the enter button on the keyboard).

This mode is ideal for use with your own quality control reports or pre-formatted spreadsheets. It can also be used to interface with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) used for industrial automation.

For more info see Setup: USB Keyboard Mode.