Get Up and Running Quickly!
The CTI-AR4000 Software Library provides a "plug-and-play" software interface
to the Acuity Research AR4000 laser distance sensor, so you can concentrate
on your application functionality
, rather than on hardware
interfacing or data collection details.
Install the software, then use Excel to acquire and
analyze sensor data immediately. No programming required!
Your Choice of Languages!
Develop in C, C++ or [on Windows] Visual Basic or Visual Basic for Applications.
The same features are supported by all languages - you make the choice!
Windows or Linux!
Available for Windows 2000 and XP and for Linux. You pick the system
that suits you best.
The library provides full support for
all models of the AR4000 sensor family, and the full AR4000 command set.
This library should be used when data acquisition will be done using the AR4000's serial
interface without the Accurange high-speed interface card.
Dim rc As Long, numRead as Long, i as Long
Dim samples(1000) As Double
Dim mySensor As CTI_AR4000 'Declare an AR4000 sensor variable
Set mySensor = New CTI_AR4000 'Create new instance of the AR4000 sensor class
mySensor.setCommOpen("com1:", 9600) 'Set serial port and baud rate
mySensor.setSamplesPerSec(150) 'Set 150 samples per second
mySensor.setLaserOn() 'Turn on the laser
numRead = mySensor.getSamples(samples, 100) 'Read 100 range samples
For i = 1 To numRead
MsgBox "Sample" + Str(i) + " = " + Str(samples(i)), vbInformation
Numerous other code samples are available in our