1. Introduction Datatransfer 3 is the default application to transfer

1. Introduction Datatransfer 3 is the default application to transfer
Datatransfer 3 – User guide
1. Introduction
Datatransfer 3 is the default application to transfer data from FXPet II reader. Some of the
features this application offers are the following: simultaneously viewing of microchip’s ID
which is being read, and to save the data in an Excel file or in a text document.
Application includes next sections:
Reader status/Connection controls: Here you can check if the reader is connected or
not and you will find basic controls to connect or disconnect.
Data received table: Here you can see all data transferred from the reader. There are
four columns, “Microchip” that stores the ID of the microchip, “Notes” at your disposal
to add some comment to the microchip, “PetXplorer” to search in the PetXplorer Web
page and “Technology” that will show the technology of the microchip; this last
column is optional.
Data table options: Buttons to process the information transferred from the reader.
Data export: Options to save the data into other applications.
2. Reader’s connection
FX-Pet II reader can connect with the Datatransfer 3 application via USB or via Bluetooth (this
option is available only when the equipment has this option). Please follow the steps below to
connect in one way or another.
Datatransfer 3 – User guide
2.1. Bluetooth connection
Please follow the steps below to connect using Bluetooth:
Click on the button that shows the reader’s
Select the option Bluetooth Connection.
Click on the button New connection if this is
the first time that you connect the reader to
the computer, in other way you can click on
the button Search existing.
Clicking on the button New connection will
show you a Microsoft Windows® wizard to
search Bluetooth devices. Devices can appear
with any of the following names: FX-Pet II,
RT100-V8 or HC-06. Please select the device
and click the Ok button.
Once the wizard ends, the application should
stablish a connection with the reader and you
will see that the text in the status button
2.2. USB Connection
If you connect the reader using USB, the application should detect automatically this situation.
In the case that the application doesn’t detect automatically the reader, you have two options:
Click on the reader’s status button.
Select the USB Connection option.
First option: Click on the Autoconnect button,
3a making the application search the reader and
try to connect.
Second option: Click on the Manual
3b connection button and select another port
different from the selected port.
Select a communications port and click on
Open Port.
Once any of the options you have choosen
ends, the reader should be connected.
Datatransfer 3 – User guide
3. Data reception
Once the connection is established with the FX-Pet II reader, the application is ready to receive
data. Data can arrive in two ways, data can be transferred for any microchip that you read with
the reader or you can transfer all the microchips from the reader’s memory.
If you choose the first option, to show every Microchip as you read it, you only have to read a
microchip and you will see the ID of the microchip in the data table. On the contrary if you
choose to transfer all the microchips from the reader’s memory you should follow these steps
in the reader: scroll up and down with the Up/Down buttons until reaching the Memory
option, select it and then select Send, the data will be transferred to the computer and it
should appear in the application’s data table.
4. Options
In the left side of the application’s screen you can find some options to apply on the received
Show technology: If you choose this option a new column will appear in the data
table showing the information about the microchip technology (FDX-B, HDX…)
Clear data table: This option deletes the entire data table.
Search duplicate: If you choose this option all rows with duplicate microchips will
be marked in yellow.
Delete duplicate: This option deletes the rows marked as duplicate.
5. Data export
Following are the different options to export data:
Excel file: Using this option will send the data table to an Excel file.
Text document: Data will be saved to a text document with tab-delimited columns.
Send data: This option will send all the data in the reader’s memory to where the
cursor is, for example if you have the cursor in an Excel file, all the data will be
transfered to the Excel file. When you choose his option you have the opportunity
to select the initial character for the data, the final character and to show a
notification in the notification’s area.
Datatransfer 3 – User guide
6. PetXplorer
In every data table’s row there is a button to search the microchip in the PetXplorer Web page
(http://www.petxplorer.com), in this way you can get more information about the animal, of
course to use this feature the animal should be registered in advance in this Web page.
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