• Can WinWedge send commands to my device?

    In addition to collecting incoming data, WinWedge can send commands or data strings to your serial devices. For instance, you can prompt your device for data at a timed interval, send acknowledgement strings, or even easily create hot keys and buttons that collect and transfer the most recent device reading.

  • How does data get from WinWedge to my other application?

    WinWedge transfers data to other applications by either entering it in the highlighted text field or cell (just like typing on a keyboard) or by passing the data using DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange). The keystroke method is extremely simple. Serial data just "pops" into your application as if it were being typed in! This method is the most popular as it is so easy to use. The DDE method enables to you to transfer data in the background and create extremely sophisticated data acquisition and device control interfaces. WinWedge also lets you add additional keystrokes or DDE commands and, if your application supports it (like Excel) you can even automate real-time data charting and analysis.

  • Is there a downloadable demo of WinWedge?

    No. Instead of a demo version of WinWedge, we offer a full 90-day money back guarantee. During the first three months,  our customers can use and evaluate WinWedge while having access to our free and unlimited technical support. This allows them to quickly and efficiently setup WinWedge with their unique applications and determine if WinWedge is the right tool.

  • Is WinWedge 100% accurate and reliable?

    WinWedge fully buffers all input so your data will never be "lost" or inaccurate. It is in use in thousands of mission critical applications worldwide. Since the first SoftwareWedge for DOS and for Windows was released, it has proven itself completely reliable in many thousands of applications world wide.

  • Is WinWedge easy to use?

    Yes. It is extremely easy to use! The configuration process is fully menu driven and has complete, context sensitive, on-line help. You can easily customize all input to your exact specifications. Once you see how easy it is to use WinWedge, you will never again take data readings by hand!

  • What are the advantages of WinWedge Professional?

    WinWedge Professional has many advanced features and benefits, including the ability to collect data from networked and internet devices (not just serial!), log data directly to a disk file, and allows for more powerful parsing techniques and math functions. WinWedge Professional also bundles together many of our popular software products into one package, including TCP-Wedge, TCP-Com, File-Wedge, and more.

  • What are the compatibility requirements for WinWedge?

    WinWedge and TCP-Wedge will work with ANY Windows program and all versions of Windows including Vista and Windows 7. The Pro version offers support for a far wider range of serial devices including sophisticated industrial and laboratory instruments. Both Winwedge Standard and Professional are small applications that can run with minimal system requirements.

  • What instruments does WinWedge support?

    WinWedge supports ANY instrument that you can plug into the serial port (RS232, RS422 or RS485) of your PC. The following is a list of just some of the many instruments that WinWedge can communicate with:

    Auto ID Equipment 
    Bar Code Scanners 
    Bore Gauges 
    Bubble Surfactometers* 
    Cash Handling Machines*
    Check Weighers 
    CMMs* (coordinate measuring machines)
    Coin Counters*
    Communications Equip.*
    Conductivity Meters 
    Currency Counters*
    Data Loggers* 
    Electronic Indicators 
    Ethernet-Based Data * 
    Flow Meters
    Friction Peel Testers* 
    Force Gauges 
    GPS Receivers 
    Hardness Testers 
    Ion Meters
    Internet-Based Data*
    Laboratory Instruments*
    Lead Testers 
    Magnetic Stripe Readers
    Measuring Tools 
    Medical Devices* 
    Moisture Analyzers* 
    Motor Controllers* 
    Particle Counters 
    Plate Readers
    PBX Systems* 
    pH Meters*
    Pressure Gauges
    Process Control Sensors
    Quality Control Instruments
    Radiation Counters 
    RFID Equipment* 
    RS232 output devices 
    Telephone Systems* 
    Temperature Sensors 
    TCP/IP- Based Data* 
    Tensile Machine<
    Thickness Gauges 
    …….and many, many more...

    ....any RS232, RS485 or TCP/IP 
    device and many USB devices

    *These devices may require the WinWedge Professional version

  • What is WinWedge and what does it do?

    WinWedge is essentially a user configurable serial device driver. It allows you to input data from a device connected to a serial port on your PC directly into any other Windows program. For example, a customer might use WinWedge to input scale data into a web form or shipping software by pressing a hot key. Another customer might use WinWedge to collect readings from a force gauge into Excel and generate a real-time visualization of the data. The possibilities are nearly endless and we provide free and unlimited support to help you tailer WinWedge to your own needs.