LogTag Training

LogTag Analyzer - Which version?

In 2018, LogTag released a major update to LogTag Analyzer – Version 3.

We recommend that you upgrade your software to the new version. Go to our Software Downloads page to download Version 3.

1. Getting Started

Installing the LogTag Analyzer software

If your purchase came with a software USB, insert the USB into your Windows PC and follow the instructions to install the LogTag Analyzer software.

Alternatively, the latest version of the software is always available from our downloads page.

If you are not comfortable with this step or do not have permissions to install new software, ask your IT Department or an IT professional for help.

To continue, the LogTag Analyser software must be running on your PC.

If you have a Data Reader…

Connect the LogTag Reader

Plug the LogTag Reader cradle into a USB port on your PC

Insert the LogTag into the Reader

Insert the LogTag in the Reader so that the metal contacts at the back touch the contacts in the reader.

If you have a built-in USB…

Plug the LogTag into the USB Port

The LogTag with USB will connect to any USB port on a Windows PC.

In some cases, the physical size of the LogTag makes it difficult to insert into laptop ports. If this is the case, you can buy a short USB extension from most computer stores that will make it easier.

Finding your LogTag with the software

A box (Figure 1) will quickly appear telling you that the Interface has found your LogTag.

If this is the first time you have connected this LogTag, you will then see a second box (Figure 2) telling you that there is no data on the LogTag.

Click on the OK button to dismiss the box.

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In the menus at the top of the screen, choose LogTag > Configure

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This will take you to the Configuration screen.

Configuration settings are discussed in the next section.

 

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1. Getting Started

Please consider updating your LogTag Analyzer software

Versions of LogTag Analyser below 2.9 have shown significant issues. You can download the latest version of the software from our downloads page.

If you are not comfortable with this step or do not have permissions to install new software, ask your IT Department or an IT professional for help.

To continue, the LogTag Analyser software must be running on your PC.

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If you have a Data Reader…

Connect the LogTag Reader

Plug the LogTag Reader cradle into a USB port on your PC

Insert the LogTag into the Reader

Insert the LogTag in the Reader so that the metal contacts at the back touch the contacts in the reader.

LogTag with USB Connection
If you have a built-in USB…

Plug the LogTag into the USB Port

The LogTag with USB will connect to any USB port on a Windows PC.

In some cases, the physical size of the LogTag makes it difficult to insert into laptop ports. If this is the case, you can buy a short USB extension from most computer stores that will make it easier.

Finding your LogTag with the software

A box (Figure 1) will quickly appear telling you that the Reader has found your LogTag.

If this is the first time you have connected this LogTag, you will then see a second box (Figure 2) telling you that there is no data on the LogTag.

This box will also dismiss leaving you with a blank LogTag Analyzer screen.

At the top left of the screen, you will see a text menu (File, Edit, LogTag, Help), and below that, an icon menu.

Logtag Toolbar Icon  Click on the first icon

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A box like this will display briefly…

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… before progressing to the Configuration screen.

Configuration settings are discussed in the next section.