This application requires a dedicated PC connected to a WinDaq device
all the time. If you need a stand-alone web-based data logger that can also send email and
upload data file and more, I suggest you take a look at
This add-on turns any WinDaq-based data acquisition device into
an Email and SMS-enabled data logger. It provides instant alert notification when an Alarm
or Event is captured by sending an email or text messaging (SMS) to your PC or
cell phone. It can also be used as periodical (keep alive) monitor.
Real Application: The manager in charged of EOC production line
needs to be informed when the temperature of his machine gets too high,
but he can't stay around the line all the time, and all he has was a old
flip phone. "Can your addon send me text when such alarm
happens?" he contacted us. "No problem!", with Digital and Alarm/Email/SMS Output,
running along with WinDaq and his DI-718, the problem is solved!
Case 1: You are running a long term test in the lab and you have to
go on a trip and you wish to monitor the readings during the trip. Use the
periodical reporting (Keep Alive) feature of Digital and Alarm/Email/SMS Output,
the readings will be sent to your smart cell phone in a pre-defined interval,
even you are a whole continent away from the lab!
Case 2: Connect the analog or digital inputs to door and window
switches, infrared sensing or mechanical, and you
can use a cell phone to monitor any invalid entry to your house, 24/7
Case 3:Imagining you are using WinDaq to monitor seismic activity, and you want to
be notified as soon as the P-wave arrived so that you can prepare for
the much more damaging S-wave coming soon. To do that, you can use the
Digital and Alarm Output or Remote
Event Note Taker's Email/SMS link feature. Once the P-wave is identified, a message can be sent to your PC or
.NET framework 2.0 is required to use this add-on. Since this is a
huge package and it is available online and most likely to be on the
target PC, we decided not to include it in our installation.
Due to SMS' limit on text messaging length (140 bytes), we try to
minimize the body of the email. Here is a sample of the Alarm email.
Date is dropped from the email body since SMS has it in its status
If SMS smart phone is the only receiver, please minimize the
number of enabled channels. Otherwise, use PC or iPad to access real
Email Server is the SMTP server. In the
screen capture above, we use gmail.
If you use gmail, you must check Enable Secure
Sockets Layer (SSL), otherwise, talk to your IT department
regarding your email settings
Account is your account name. For gmail
user with email address of email@example.com,
it is yourname
Password is the one for your Account.
Port is the port of your SMTP server (25 or
From is your email ID. Preferable it is your
email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
To is your destination email address. You may
enter multiple email address here, separated by comma (,)
SenderID is optional. If not empty, it will
be added to the end of the subject line of emails for easy sorting
Unless you wish to see a lengthy error log, please
keep the check for Keep only the last error to minimize the log file
Test Email to send out a "Hello
World!" email to your destination email
An effective way to confirm your PC is ready to
use our SMS/Email option is to make sure Microsoft Outlook from
PC the add-ons are installed can
send out email to your designated email account
If you still fail to send out email, please contact
your IT department directly and make sure your firewall and other
security policies are not against our email utility,
which resides in C:\WDQFFT by default .
If you have trouble sending to your cell phone,
contact your cell phone company, you may not have SMS option
with your cell phone or have opt out of SMS/Email feature by