Gary Miller, a weather, electronics and computers enthusiast, uses Serial Splitter when working with his 24/7 Personal Weather Station. Keep on reading to learn more about his hobby.
industry: Hobbyist/Weather Enthusiast
Using Serial Splitter on Personal Weather Station
Ever since Gary can remember, he has been always interested in the weather, electronics and computers. He went to school for computers, wanted to be a meteorologist, but was not into 4 years more of school. He works with computers as a hobby and at work. He builds them as well as programming them.
Alex Taylor: What challenges made you search for the software of this kind?
Gary Miller: I run a 24/7 Personal Weather Station that reports to various on-line sources. I use a program called WxSolutions to manage the station and broadcast the info to my website. I see other software is available and I would like to try it WITHOUT having to disable my existing set-up during the evaluation period. So I needed a solution that would provide virtual ports off of one physical port.
Alex Taylor: How did you get to know about Serial Splitter by Eltima Software?
Gary Miller: I searched the Internet via Google.
Alex Taylor: Did you try other products for the same task before choosing Eltima solution? Why did you prefer our product?
Gary Miller: I tried several others, from freeware to ones that cost after a free trial, but yours is the only one I have been able to successfully work.
Alex Taylor: Please, describe how you are using our product now.
Gary Miller: I am using the product to take a physical COM port and have it create several virtual COM ports. This allows me to have MULTIPLE Weather Station programs running to provide a more robust display of Weather conditions from my weather site, than 1 software product can provide. I get to evaluate different products with disturbing the main platform and that provides the viewer with UN-interrupted results. But more important, my data streams to the National Weather Service and other agencies are able to get a more accurate sample.
Alex Taylor: How did you benefit from using Eltima solution?
Gary Miller: I benefit from using Serial Splitter by being able to have multiple software programs reading the data from my Davis Monitor II Weather Station. The software makes it so I can keep the LIVE data going to various web sites while I simultaneously can evaluate other Weather Software programs for features that I may not have with my primary Weather software solution.