Vetronix Corporation, Santa Barbara
Applications for uploading and manipulating data files captured by a hand held vehicle
monitoring device to a PC via a serial port.
These applications are being deployed by American and Japanese Honda divisions and
American and Canadian divisions of Toyota Corp. If you are using Internet Explorer
4.0 or higher, you can install this package automatically just by clicking this
Written in VC++ 4.0
Used the following libraries: Comm++ from Greenleaf, Extensively modified MFC graph
libary from Stingray, Compresion library from PKZip, Internet component downlaod
Data is uploaded to PC connected to a tester or to a stand alone program via telephone
line and modem. The Telephone line monitor application functions without operator
interaction to save data to disk files. Up to four phone connections can be handled
File viewer application permits viewing, graphing, saving to disk, emailing files
uploaded from the device, or selected from Windows file explorer or from on WEB
The file viewer was integrated into WEB pages via Microsoft Explorer Internet Component
Download service. Web pages can include special HTML tags which cause Internet Explorer
to determine whether the latest version of the application is installed on the users
machine. If not, and security settings permit it, the application is automatically
downloaded, and configured for the users environment. Henceforth, web pages could
contain links to these types of data files on any server on the WEB. If a newer
version of TechView is placed on the web site, the local copy is automatically updated.
All national language dependent resources are held in separate DLLS which permits
switching between languages while the program is in operation. The program starts
with the language specified by the current user in the Windows 95 settings. Languages
implemented were English, Japanese and Spanish.
When directly connected to a hand held vehicle monitor this application can graph
vehicle operating parameters in real time. Real time data can be captured to disk
files for later use.
Applications operate under Win 3.1 via Win32s.
If you are using some other browser you can install the package in the following
Note that in both cases, the files to be transfered are approximately 700K.
Contrast this with the package described above. This package is much more elaborate
but results in a file size 1/4 of built using the the VB approach. Its much faster
the zip file.
Unzip to separate directory.
Invoke the program setup.exe in the directory.
Execute the program TechView.exe
Open a demo *.tvw file to view and manipulate a graph