Collect is a cost-effective RS232 and TCP/IP data collection application that helps laboratories reduce manual data collection and data transcription errors by automating data collection from any instrument with an RS232 serial port (balances, scales, pH meters, DO meters, etc.).
Collect’s DIRECT-XL™ technology provides a simple and extremely powerful way to connect RS232 instruments or serial devices directly with Excel spreadsheets. Data can be mapped to specific Excel cell locations so analysts can work in other Excel® workbooks, or even in other applications, while still collecting data to the target Excel® worksheet. When data collection is started, Excel can be automatically launched and the Collect floating toolbar can be used to control the instrument or device directly from the Excel template.
Figure 1: Collect’s provides a simple and powerful way to connect RS232 instruments or serial devices directly with Excel spreadsheets.
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Collect has been used by thousands of organizations for interfacing and controlling RS232 instruments and devices of all types. Collect’s strong integration with Excel makes it a uniquely powerful tool for RS232 data collection.