StarCom v3.20 (for RS232 devices)

Description: 

StarCom is a full featured data interface for Ophir Optronics Vega, Nova II, LaserStar and Nova Power & Energy Meters. StarCom utilizes the RS232 protocol and supports all major Ophir sensors.
 
It performs: Real-Time data logging, Saving data in PC file, Off-line data viewing, Printing, etc.

 

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Overview

StarCom is a full featured data interface for Ophir Optronics Vega, Nova II, LaserStar and Nova Power & Energy Meters. StarCom utilizes the RS232 protocol and supports all major Ophir sensors. It performs: Real-Time data logging, Saving data in PC file, Off-line data viewing, Printing, etc.
 
To install StarCom on your PC please do the following:

  • Please uninstall previous version before installation.
  • Download Starcom 3.20 (3.75 MB) - [32-bit].
  • Run the file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • After installation is completed, you can Run the StarCom Application from your computer Desktop.

Note: StarCom must be installed with Administrator privileges

Specification

  • RS232: Vega, Nova II, LaserStar, Nova

  • Windows XP (32-bit)
    Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • 13-Apr-2008
  • 3.75 MB

FAQ

How to download and work with StarCom?

To install StarCom on your PC please do the following:

  • Please uninstall previous version before installation.
  • Download StarCom V3.20 (3.75 MB) - [32-bit].
  • Run the file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • After installation is completed, you can Run the StarCom Application from your computer Desktop.

Note: StarCom must be installed with Administrator privileges

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What is the difference between the StarCom and StarLab PC applications?

StarCom is our legacy PC application which connects via RS232 (not USB), for old Ophir instruments having RS232 interface capability (Vega, Nova II, LaserStar and Nova). It performs all basic functions such as real-time data logging, saving data in PC file, off-line data viewing, printing, etc. For a relatively new computer, you'd have to check that it has a serial port to which to connect the meter. The last release of StarCom was in 2008, with all that this implies. StarCom should nevertheless be able to work on a Win7 32 bit PC. More information, including software download, is available at https://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measurement-instruments/laser-power-energy-meters/software/starcom.

 

StarLab is our full-featured PC application that connects via USB to all Ophir USB-speaking instruments (Centauri, StarBright, StarLite, Vega and Nova II meters, as well as Juno, Juno+, EA-1, Pulsar, USBI and the Bluetooth-enabled Quasar PC interfaces). In addition to all basic measurement and data logging functions, it also offers a wide range of special functions (including user-defined mathematical functions), multi-channel operation, COM Object for integration with external systems, etc. More information, and software download, is available at https://www.ophiropt.com/en/laser-measurement-instruments/laser-power-energy-meters/software/starlab.

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How can I communicate with an Ophir instrument using a Linux machine?

All Ophir RS232-speaking instruments can communicate with a Linux machine. There is no dependence on which operating system is being used on the other side – it’s a simple command and response protocol.

Programmers wanting to use commands via RS232 to control and collect data from an Ophir instrument need to refer to Appendix A in the “StarCom” User Manual - ‘Guide to Programmers’ section. This can be downloaded from the “Download – Manuals” section of our website, https://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measurement-instruments/laser-power-energy-meters/services/manuals

We have recently developed a package that enables USB communication with our meters from a Linux machine. It is now in beta-testing and has been released to several selected users. If you'd like to get this package, please contact us.

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