Storing and Transmitting Sample measurements

The X-Rite 939, 962, 964, SP62 and SP64 all have the ability to store sample measurements and transmit them at a later time. While this is most often done in the context of using an X-Rite QA package, such as X-RiteColor Master, the procedure below can be used along with a terminal program or X-Rite's X-key software to transmit data for use in reports, spreadsheets or other software that does not directly support the particular instrument you have..

Setting up the instrument to store samples:
  1. Push the X button to get to the main menu
  2. Push the up arrow once to highlight Configuration and hit the Enter button
  3. Push the down arrow once to highlight Measure Options and hit the Enter button
  4. The first option is Store Samples the options are On or Off - If it is Off, hit Enter to turn it On.
  5. Push the X button to return to the main menu
 
Storing Measurements:
  1. From the main menu, highlight QA and hit the Enter button
  2. Push the up arrow once to highlight the word Sample and hit the Enter button (no response from this action means there are no stored samples - go to step 5)
  3. Use the down arrow to highlight Delete All Samples and hit the Enter button.  
  4. When asked if you are sure you want to delete, use the up arrow to highlight Yes and hit the Enter button.
  5. Measure in all of the samples you need

Transmitting samples:
  1. Open the software you will be transmitting data to if a terminal program (Hyperterminal, Black Knight, etc.) or open the X-Key software
  2. Configure the software to match the settings in the instrument (these settings can be found under Configuration > Hardware Options > Serial Port)
    1. In a terminal program communications can be tested by typing SV in the terminal window, the instrument will respond with its model and firmware version.
    2. In X-Key, now bring the target application (Word, Excel, text editor) to the foreground.
  3. On the instrument, highlight the word Sample and hit the Enter button
  4. Use the down arrow to highlight Transmit All Samples and hit the Enter button
  5. Measurement data should arrive in the terminal program or the foreground application if you are using X-Key.

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