dt100rc is the "Remote Control" gui application for controlling networked digitizers ACQ216CPCI, ACQ196CPCI, ACQ132CPCI and original dt100 systems. We use it all the time for testing and visualisation, so we recommend using this application at least initially to quickly get up to speed with capturing and viewing data.
Nothing: dt100rc is available free of charge.
Not just a toy, dt100rc is easy to use, and it is also deployed in serious applications, it is particularly good for controlling continuous data streaming via Ethernet. dt100rc is very extensible - either by us, or by users, source code is supplied. Dt100rc makes use of extensive scripting and remote automation hooks, allowing multiple cards to be controlled by multiple dt100rc instances concurrently. It works well, and it looks good:
dt100rc is a Java application. We've tested it on Linux, Windows XP, MAC OSX
Must be the Java5 JRE Update 6 or better.
Java 6 (1.6.0) works well
This is a networking issue. Java5 decided to do a reverse DNS lookup on every socket connect. Regardless of whether the IP is specified by name or by IP address. So, if the target IP address didn't have a reverse DNS record, this would take a very long time. This behaviour has been corrected in jre-1.5.0_06 so we recommend that you use this version or later.
The default JRE on MAC OSX is 1.5. No problem to install Java 1.6, but it will not be the default. This is easy to fix: