Getting sample data¶
Even when your device is not listed among the supported ones, Total Open Station can still be useful, particularly for:
- finding the right serial connection parameters from an unknown device. You can play with the 8 options and see the results in a text area. Once the downloaded results look good, you can be almost sure that you have used the right parameters, and we can add the tested model parameters to the program database;
- retrieving sample data from unknown models and submit them to allow support of those models in future releases of the program.
To do this, you can just use the main Total Open Station executable.
Remember: Total Open Station is no wizard, and you have to tune the serial port options using your prior knowledge of your total station (e.g. read the manual that came with it, look at other programs’ options).