In this FAQ you will find information about the PdCommX ActiveX Control. If you are looking for instrument commands, data format and useful examples on how to control the instruments using commands, take a look at the System Integrator Manuals available here.
We have developed ActiveX and Windows DLLs to assist developers. Within this FAQ you will find a list of what is available from Nortek, including a simple example of how you can use our PdCommX ActiveX control within Microsoft Excel to communicate with our instruments and read data directly into an Excel spreadsheet. Clearly this control will work with Visual Basic, C/C++ etc.. But with the abilities Excel has to crunch numbers this demo application turned can be a useful exercise.
System Integrator Manuals - Provide detailed information on how you communicate with a Nortek instrument using terminal software, the serial port and a set of commands. Can be found under Support > Manuals and Quick Guides
PDCommX ActiveX Control - Windows ActiveX control that makes the developing of Windows applications a breeze. Use your language of choice. An example of the use of the ActiveX control can be found below.
Information provided here is made available to those interested in developing their own applications using Nortek instruments. Please be aware that we may not be able to provide detailed support for this work.
Please see the links below to download a manual for the PdCommx ActiveX control developed by Nortek, and a simple example of how you can use our PdCommX ActiveX control within Microsoft Excel to communicate with our instruments and read data directly into an Excel spreadsheet.
If you are interested in this package, please contact Nortek or any of our subsidiaries directly.