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Technical support / Re:Windows Vista 64 Bit and Tri Software
« on: February 02, 2009, 03:13:43 AM »
Thanks!

Will try the upgrade.htm

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Technical support / Re:Windows Vista 64 Bit and Tri Software
« on: February 01, 2009, 11:31:19 PM »
Will not install. It crashes and comes up with a CRC error. Do not know if it is from a bad spot on the disc (looks good, like new) or if it is because of the operating system.

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Technical support / Re:Windows Vista 64 Bit and Tri Software
« on: February 01, 2009, 11:00:26 PM »
Wow the magic upgrade link in the software that is not installed... LOL  ;)

Actually I should see if the old 5.2 version will install. I will let everyone know what happens.

Jim


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Technical support / Windows Vista 64 Bit and Tri Software
« on: January 31, 2009, 09:59:08 PM »
I have done a search here and read a lot of discussion  concerning Vista and Tri-logi et al. I unfortunately came away a bit more confused besides being a little more educated on the matter.

A laptop failure a few months back forced a purcahse of a new laptop that has Vista 64 bit Home Premuim. A phone call the other day from a customer that I have installed and programmed some Tri-PLCs has me thinking I better get this new laptop up to snuff!

I would like to know what is the bottom line of what I need to do to get this laptop going and if anything needs to be done to the existing PLCs in the field.

I have seen a few new versions discussed and I assume 6.2 is the latest? Can I download the latest version or is a purchase required?

Thanks

Jim

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Technical support / Re:PLC remote control
« on: January 05, 2007, 05:54:40 PM »
Through the Internet using TLServer works great. I have done it with one of my customers while we were in a testing phase on a new piece of equipment I automated for them.

I was able to monitor, test, and make code changes from my wireless (SPRINT CARD) laptop half across the country.

Just be sure to secure it every step of the way!

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Technical support / Re:TLServer Disappears
« on: December 12, 2006, 10:07:37 PM »
Thanks......  ;D

That did the trick.

Are the newer versions of the software available as a free download or do they need to be purchased?

If available for download you can private message me with the weblink.

Thanks
Jim C.

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Opinions & Feedback / New Forum Area?
« on: December 12, 2006, 03:07:44 AM »
Would you guys consider placing a classified area here for strictly your products, related accy's, and programming / panel service offerings from us users?

Posting by members only of course, no guests?

Of course to keep it spam free might be a total headache and I could fully understand a big no.

Anybody else here interested in selling or swapping PLC items and or services related to Tri-PLC?

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Technical support / TLServer Disappears
« on: December 12, 2006, 02:51:20 AM »
(I did a search, but did not find any other posts about this problem. Yet for some reason it seems so familiar to me. Maybe it has happened before.)

When I try to run TLSERVER 2.0 or 2.1 on my WINXP laptop it appears for less then a second on the screen and then it disappears.

The last Tri-PLC project I did was last May and it worked fine, now it does not.

What changed? Not much, but perhaps a major impact. I just upgraded to IE 7.0 and Quickbooks 2007 Pro. Just about everything else has remained unchanged. I have noticed many java errors from websites with IE 7.0. Yet my Trilogi runs fine, or so I think... ha ha

I also saw some posts about a 3.0 version and a 6.0 Tri-logi. What am I missing? Anything good or significant? Should I upgrade?

Jim C.

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Technical support / Number of I/O and HMI
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:05:01 PM »
I have a T100MD888 PLC left over from a job that was cancelled. I have another job here that will require almost 50 relay outputs, just a handful of inputs, and a HMI. So I thought I would add 3 EXP1616R boards.

I just want to make sure that I have figured this out correctly. Am I exceeding some I/O limits if I add that many EXP1616Rs to that PLC along with the HMI? Also will the HMI work (be addressable) plugged into that long daisy chain of I/O?

If I recall when adding I/O to the ...888+ PlC the addressing for the additional I/O is shifted. If I recall the first expansion I/O point is not at #9, but somwhere in the 20's. Is this correct?

I have already started pasting down ladder ideas in your software. I also have added all of the I/O points I think I need in one continuous run, but I realize as I install the extra I/O I might have to shift the points. What I want to know is if I have already referenced that I/O point (name) in a ladder can I still shift that I/O name up or down the I/O point list without causing any trouble?

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Technical support / Re:TBasic Formatting
« on: April 09, 2006, 11:19:15 PM »
Has this ever been fixed?

Looks like I have another potential project for one of your PLCs and I am curious what I need to get up to speed and make my printouts look good for the customer.

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Technical support / Re:RECEIVING SMS MESSAGES
« on: August 22, 2004, 03:48:52 AM »
Concerning monthly bills and fees I think I have a partial solution.

First off I want to say I never thought you could get away wihtout any sort of fee.  I always assumed everyone here thought it would require a monthly plan of some sort from a cell company.

Here is where I think you could save some money, assuming GREGOR is in the USA or somewhere where companies have similar plans.

We have all seen those family plans where additional phones are added for a small monthly fee to a master account and they share the bank of minutes. Well this PLC phone would not be using any minutes, just sms messaging. To me this would be a small fee for worldwide access.

Also I just thought of another thing to consider when coding this project. Make sure your PLC sends code to the phone to clear the inbox. Usually the inbox will hold a limited amount and most phones (at least the ones I have had) will not receive anymore SMS until there is room in the inbox.

I could see a scenario where you test this setup 30 times and it works perfectly each time. Then you head out bragging to your buddies on how well this works and try and show them. This is where you find out the inbox only holds 30 messages and rejects all of your attempts to show off..... ha ha ha

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Technical support / Re:RECEIVING SMS MESSAGES
« on: August 17, 2004, 03:33:11 AM »
You know guys, and I will have to go back and read the post, but I think GREGOR just wanted to receive SMS. I wonder if that requires the expensive SMSC number that was mentioned above. Reception only would be far simpler then duplex communciation.

I am not doubting your information, but you did say you checked on this about a year ago. With all of these POCKET PC and PALM OS phones I think there has to be a away to tap into these features without paying homage to MA (C)Bell.

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Technical support / Re:RECEIVING SMS MESSAGES
« on: August 16, 2004, 07:38:44 PM »
Joel,

Point well taken. When I said old I did not mean like old bag phones or items of that era. I was refering to technology more them one month old...  ha ha ha

I have a phone I actually hate, but I keep using because of some it is unique features and ability to work on multiple system types here in the US and overseas.

It is a Siemens model and every time I destroy one (like a five floor drop to cement at a worksite) I usually replace it with a remanufactured phone found on Ebay for $50 or less.

I do know this phone has built in modem and has IR and serial connections. I am unsure of a SDK, and having worked with Siemens PLC and other German technology in the past I would never recommend any newbie to tackle something like this with their products or documentation, unless they are or think like a German.... Ha Ha Ha

The model is S46 and totally sucks as a voice device, but I beleive it has many features under the hood that one could exploit for the SMS project.

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Technical support / Re:RECEIVING SMS MESSAGES
« on: August 16, 2004, 05:15:18 PM »
Ok, first off I do not know if this will work, but I think it has potential.

Why buy an expensive modem when an old phone and an old "Pocket PC" off of Ebay might be the answer, coupled with this software.

http://www.visualit.co.uk/simplesms.htm

I would cable the Pocket PC to the PLC via RS232 and use the IR port between a compatible phone and the Pocket PC. You would have to build an application on the Pocket PC to glue the SMS software to the PLC.

You know if these guys are doing SMS through the phones Blue Tooth, IR PORT, or Serial connection, I wonder why it cannot be done right from the 232 port on the PLC?

Maybe a software development kit from the phone manufacturer, some minmal glue electronics, and a connector to fit the bottom of the phone would make this work. These phones today have many capabilities that we as users do not even know about. I bet there are many models out there that would allow this type of control of the phone (transfer of text via sms external to the device) via the serial connection. Goodbye expensive modem, hello $25 phone off of ebay and some investigative work.

It might take some real tinkering, and some investigative work to find a compatible phone and good documentation, but I think it would be a cool project.

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Technical support / Re:TBasic Formatting
« on: May 10, 2004, 03:45:09 AM »
Thanks, will look for the fix in the next release....lol

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