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Windows Mobile Device Center (formerly ActiveSync) in Windows 10

Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC), formerly ActiveSync, will no longer function by default in the Microsoft Windows 10 Creators update (Version 1703 Build 15063) operating system.

The WMDC-Helper.exe can be used to get (WMDC), formerly ActiveSync, to run and connect in newer versions of Windows, particularly in Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703 Build 15063). After installing WMDC, run the following file on your PC as an administrator.

For more information, see this link .

Bluetooth Port Clean App for HC-100

Sometimes user will see “No COM ports are available for Bluetooth pairing” because COM ports were not released when previous Bluetooth pairings were deleted on the device.

In that case, user needs to run the BT Clean app on the HC-100 to remove all COM port assignments and Bluetooth pairings.

If BT Clean is not on your Wachs HC-100, then there are two ways to install the BT Clean Utility:

  • Download BT_Clean.CAB to the HC100, then click it to install.
  • Unzip BT_Clean_Install.zip to a folder in computer, connect HC100 to computer using Windows Mobile Device Center, click InstallBTClean.exe to run and install.

VITALS

VITALS Software (Valve Information Tracking and Logging System) enables an operator to:

  • Exercise valves
  • Record critical valve information
  • Store valve physical location via GPS
  • Synchronize this information between the HC-100 handheld controller and your desktop GIS

Custom valve ID information is recorded such as the number of turns, maximum torque, and valve location while exercising the valve when used with E.H. Wachs ERV-750 or TM-7 to manage valve performance and prevent costly repairs.

Important
This HC-100 controller requires Vitals Desktop 3.4.2 or later. Data transfer with older versions will cause data loss. Install Vitals 3.4.2 from the included CD or download Vitals from website.

VITALS 3.5.4


Updated 2/19/2018

Vitals Desktop 3.5.4 Fixes


  • Process torque files under Data as well as in root directory.
  • Fixed the issue of data transfer if customized fields were added to data base.

Vitals Desktop 3.5.4 Known Issues

None


Vitals Mobile 3.5.4 Fixes


  • Fixed the issue of missing torque files during data transfer with Vitals Desktop v.3.3.1 or older. Moved torque file folder to under Data.
  • Fixed the issue of 'COM0' not showing up in the available ports list.
  • Removed system.Drawing.dll which is not needed for HC100 and Trimble Recon.
  • Updated copyright year to 2018.

Vitals Mobile 3.5.4 Known Issues

None

Instructions

Download the file and install it from your PC workstation.

VITALS 3.5.2


Updated 11/29/17

Vitals Desktop 3.5.2 Fixes


  • Downloaded executable file for Vitals update was added an extra byte.
  • Signed Vitals_3.5.2_Setup.exe with EV code signing certificate.
  • Fixed data importing issue with Desktop 3.5.0 where only two torque charts can be imported into Vitals Desktop.

Vitals Desktop 3.5.2 Known Issues

None


Vitals Mobile 3.5.2 Fixes


  • Added data port back. User can setup data port by editing Settings.txt.

Vitals Mobile 3.5.2 Known Issues

None

Instructions

Download the file and install it from your PC workstation.

VITALS 3.5.0


Updated 8/23/2017

Vitals Desktop 3.5.0 New Features


  • Added a Data Import window in the Data Transfer process for users to review/edit the activities before they import it to the master database.
  • Checks for updates automatically.
  • Re-organized the main menu buttons and added new ones.
  • User now has to exit out of Vitals Mobile before he performs a Data Transfer otherwise a warning message will be shown.
  • Updated the format for text files from ANSI to UTF-8.
  • Check if system has Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) installed during setup. If WMDC is not found, it will be installed.
  • Added deletion of multiple fields in Customize Data Fields windows. User can select multiple fields for deletion by Ctrl plus clicking.

Vitals Desktop 3.5.0 Fixes


  • Fixed issue with data loss during Data Transfer because of conflicting Vitals software versions. Data Transfer now works with ANY Vitals version.
  • Added tabctl32.ocx to installation package. This fixed "Run-time error 339: Component 'tabctl32.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid."
  • Import optimization for data transfer to reduce time needed.
  • When user browses activities or valves, double clicking on a valve/activity record and either OK or exit out of it, it'll jump back to the last valve/activity instead of go back to top of the list.
  • Fixed issue of activities overlapping in print detail.

Vitals Desktop 3.5.0 Known Issues

None


Vitals Mobile 3.5.0 New Features


  • Added counts of days and activities since last data transfer. When they reach predefined limits, Vitals Mobile will remind user to perform data transfer.
  • Added Brake 1 and Brake 2 radio buttons to hydraulics test in diagnostics.
  • Added Transducer Zero Torque adjustment message at Diagnostic.
  • Brake button in diagnostics now changes color and status if the physical button is pressed.
  • Added Vitals Mobile user notifications.
  • User now has to exit out of Vitals Mobile before he performs a Data Transfer otherwise a warning message will be shown.
  • TM machines now continuously turn while holding down the JOG button.

Vitals Mobile 3.5.0 Fixes


  • Fixed issue with data fields not showing up in the activity window due to conflicting Vitals versions. Now they show up properly regardless of Vitals software version.
  • Fixed torque chart with negative counts of turns. Added a red dot for last valve position.
  • Improved low torque display. Refer to transducer zero torque adjustment part in Vitals reference manual.
  • Diagnostics properly connects to machines with firmware 1.02 or higher.
  • Fixed application crash when pressing buttons during database load.
  • Fixed application exception when changing or loading valve table with a lot of entries. Vitals mobile can now handle valve table with 50,000 records. If entries is more than 50,000, application will not crash but performance will be degraded.

Vitals Mobile 3.5.0 Known Issues

None

Instructions

Download the file and install it from your PC workstation.

VITALS 3.4.5


Updated 1/16/2017

Fixes

  • Diagnostics 3.4.2 does not connect to machines which have the newer boards with firmware 1.02.
  • Diagnostics 3.4.5 fixes this issue. If the circuit board on the machine has a label with P/N: 79-301-01 and FW: 1.02 , then it is the newer board.

Instructions

Download the file and copy it to the Vitals Mobile folder in the handheld controller. You will get a prompt message asking if you want to overwrite the original file, click yes.

VITALS 3.4.2


Updated 12/1/2015

Fixes

Vitals Desktop
  • Fixed issue with error message showing up after doing a Data Transfer in both English and Chinese languages.
  • Fixed issue with error message showing up after clicking Customize Data Fields in Chinese language.
Vitals Mobile
  • Fixed issue with fields not displaying data in activity window.
  • Vitals Mobile 3.4.1 Removed development log function. Log file would eventually cause the handheld to run out of memory. The log would intermittently pause the machine during operation. Logging functionality was accidentally left ON from Beta testing.
Important
To avoid data loss, only Data Transfer Vitals Mobile with equivalent Vitals Desktop version (i.e. Vitals Desktop 3.4.2 with Vitals Mobile 3.4.2 etc.).
See change log for more details.

VITALS 3.4


Updated 6/23/2015
New Features
  • New GPS search screen for easy viewing of valve information like distance, bearing, latitude, longitude and HDOP values
  • GPS Search Radius
  • No Valve Activity Link

VITALS Mobile 3.3.1


Updated 11/14/2014
New Features
  • Auto Detect Controller= Detects the COM Port if connected via Cable or Bluetooth.
  • Auto Detect GPS= Detects External GPS first, then searches for internal GPS. Sets COM Port and Baud Rate.
  • Custom GPS Name field.
  • Auto-Connect in the controller screen.
  • Tap to Connect button to manually try to connect.
  • Bluetooth connection status is highlighted in blue.
  • Turns bar in the controller screen.
  • Turns field in the controller screen.
  • Transducer Error pop-up message.
  • Default Torque changed from 200 to 150 lb-ft.
  • Vitals Diagnostics

VITALS Desktop 3.3.1


Fixes
  • New Valves entered (only applies to silver box) not saving to database. Corrupt database template. Fixed with new database template.
  • Activities for new valves (only applies to silver box) not saving to database. Corrupt database template. Database template which has been fixed.
  • Expr1003 and Expr1008 showing up in CloseDir and CrossStreet fields in the Activity Report. Fixed.
  • Overlapping characters in the Activity Report. Fixed.
  • Activity Report not displaying all 20 Characters in ValveID field. TRQ Chart resized to fit characters.
  • Activities from Recon controllers not saving to database. Notes field contained a “square” character. This square character gets created when user hits the Enter key to skip to next line. This Character was not recognized by Vitals Desktop and it disregarded the Activity altogether. This has being fixed; now the Enter key shows as two parallel lines.
  • ValveID field was empty for activities saved in Vitals Desktop. Too many characters entered into ValveID field (over20). Fixed by having a limit of 20 characters in Vitals Mobile.

VITALS Mobile 3.3.1


Fixes
  • 1000th Activity not saving. TRQ charts can only go up to 999. It will prompt the user to do a Data Transfer first to the PC before starting another activity. Fixed.
  • Problems connecting to GPS and Controller. Removed the Lock Settings feature since the auto detect feature was causing problems. Fixed.
  • Transducer Error false readings on TM7. Decreased ADC range to check. Fixed.
  • Very few COM Ports and Baud Rates to select from. Increased COM Ports and Baud Rate options. Fixed.
VITALS 3.3.1 Windows Mobile Device Center 11/14/14 [ 36mb ]
  • If you do not have an earlier version of the VITALS software or Windows Mobile Device Center is not installed, or you are unsure and Data Transfers fail, download Vitals_3.2.1_Setup.exe.

VITALS Desktop 3.2.1


Updated 2/12/2013
VITALS 3.2.1 for ActiveSync & Windows Mobile Device Center 2/7/2013 [ 9.1mb ]
  • If you are ugrading from an earlier version of the VITALS software and know that you have either ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center installed, download Vitals_3.2.1_Setup_LIGHT.exe.
  • If you are unsure whether or not ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center is installed, plug in your Recon device and attempt a Data Transfer. If the Data Transfer succeeds, download Vitals_3.2.1_Setup_LIGHT.exe.
VITALS 3.2.1 including ActiveSync / Windows Device Center Installer 2/12/2013 [ 41mb ]
  • If you do not have an earlier version of the VITALS software and ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center is not installed, or you are unsure and Data Transfers fail, download Vitals_3.2.1_Setup.exe. NOTE: This version is much larger, as it contains the automatic detection and installation of ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center if not already installed.

Wachs infraMap Controller v3.0


Updated 10/2/2012

Software update for the Wachs Valve Information Tracking And Logging System

This file is for replacing older versions of the InfraMap controller under Windows.
Installation Instructions
  • Windows XP
    Place Controller.exe in folder c:Program FilesinfraMAP (overwrite existing file)
  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista [32-bit]
    Place Controller.exe in folder c:Program Files (x86)infraMAP (overwrite existing file)
Fixes
  • Added “Default Torque Limit” setting in “Settings” form.
    Sets and saves Default Torque Limit.

Virtual COM Port Drivers for Windows


Updated 4/24/2012
Chipi-X Virtual COM Port Drivers - 4/24/2012

VITALS Desktop 3.1.3 for Trimble Recon


Updated 6/8/2011

Software update for the Wachs Valve Information Tracking And Logging System

Select the guide or installation file for your device below.

Holux GPS Card Installation Manual


Updated 6/8/2011
This guide will instruct how to install and program GlobalSat Compact Flash GPS unit into the Trimble Recon for VITALS GPS tracking and data logging.

 Download the Holux GPS Card Installation guide for adding the GPS to your Recon Controller
Updated 2/8/2013

ProXT GPS Setup


Updated 6/8/2011

This guide will instruct how to install and program Trimble Pathfinder ProXT Reciver for VITALS GPS tracking and data logging.

This GPS kit upgrades the Recon handheld controller. Beneficial in locating assets for valve maintenance and exercising. GPS capability automatically populates GPS fields in VITALS Software (when receiving a GPS signal).

Select the installation guide or software for your device.
GPS Pathfinder Pro Controller Desktop Application
GPS Pathfinder Pro Series v2.04 GPS Firmware - 11/6/2012
GPS Pathfinder Pro Series v1.82 GPS Firmware - 6/8/2011

Wachs infraMap Controller v1.2


Updated 9/21/2010
This file is for replacing older versions of the InfraMap controller under Windows.
Installation Instructions
  • Windows XP
    Place Controller.exe in folder c:Program FilesinfraMAP (overwrite existing file)
  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista [32-bit]
    Place Controller.exe in folder c:Program Files (x86)infraMAP (overwrite existing file)
Fixes
  • Added program closes on save command
  • fixed initialization of program when started

VITALS Desktop 3.1.3


Updated 11/6/2009

Software update for the Wachs Valve Information Tracking And Logging System

This file is for replacing older versions of the InfraMap controller under Windows.

Select a link to the right to download the appropriate files for installing VITALS Desktop 3.1.3.