The FlexProgrammer 9701from The
features an easy menu-based programming with control function. The data
transfer is executed via a USB interface. Beside the direct configuration on
PC, the tool also allows for remote programming of individual measuring devices
in situ, which makes the FlexProgrammer highly flexible and perfect for mobile
use in all environments.
programming device is mounted in a robust plastic housing and equipped with a
digital display, four push-buttons and a lanyard. The battery of the type NiMH
2.4 V, 450 mAh is rechargeable via the device's USB port. A CD with the
FlexProgram software is included in the delivery. The software is based on FDT
(Field Device Tool) due to which every driver device acts as a Device Type Manager
(DTM). Separate DTM drivers are available on request which makes the tool
perfectly suitable for customers who have transmitters from different suppliers
and want to use one FDT software for all of them.
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