We get requests from customers who want to collect Davis Instruments weather station data using LabVIEW. LabVIEW allows one to take greater control over data collection than other software programs, as well as featuring powerful data analyzing tools. Other customers want to collect both data from our sensors and weather data on the same computer and manipulate the data together. LabVIEW provides a way to do this.
We have created VIs for use with Davis weather stations using a DLL provided by Davis Instruments. These VIs will only work on Windows. They must be used with LabVIEW 2009 or later. These VIs will work with either the Vantage Pro2 or the Vantage Vue Console. They require the use of either the Davis Serial Data Logger or the Davis USB Data Logger.
After the VIs are installed, a VantagePro palette of VIs will appear in the LabVIEW functions palette under “User Libraries.” Example VIs utilizing these VIs are included in the download.
A readme file is included in the download. The readme file provides the instructions on where to locate the Davis Weather Station LabVIEW files.