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For Windows 2000 - Windows 10 (2019) (incl. Server, x86 and x64). Latest version: 4.5.8 build 518. .


Advanced Serial Data Logger supplies several versions called Enterprise, Professional, Standard, Home. These versions contain different features and are ideal for users who either want a low-cost solution or are not interested in more advanced features.

This page lists the principal features of Advanced Serial Data Logger and identifies those features that are not available in the corresponding version.

Advanced Serial Data Logger users can upgrade to the higher version at any time, only by paying the difference in price between the versions. The actual software is identical since the software activation key is used to configure all editions. A code can be sent by email that allows the user to upgrade the software.

Feature set

The following table illustrates the main features in Advanced Serial Data Logger and shows which of these are eliminated from the corresponding edition:

Feature Enterprise Professional Standard Home
Receive binary, text, and ASCII data Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Usage type Any Any Any Non-commercial only (home or hobby)
Number of configurations 3+ 4) 2 1 4) 1 4)
Number of plugins at the same time Unlimited 2) Unlimited 2) n/a - unsupported at all 2 2) 3)
Configurable communication parameters (baud rate, data bits and etc) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Hardware and software data flow control Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
RS-485 protocol support Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Spy (sniffer) mode Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Output received data without any changes to file Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Log rotation (depends on date or time, size, etc.) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Log deletion Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Log file access control Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Configurable log file access Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Auto program restart at the specified time Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Auto data source reinitialization at the specified time Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Program messages logging Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Simple, menu-driven step by step set-up Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Capability to run multiple instances simultaneously so that multiple data sources can be logged Yes! Yes! Yes!  
Save settings to INI-file Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Save settings to Windows registry Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
On-line help Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Windows service mode
Windows NT - Windows 10 (2019) (incl. Server, x86 and x64) service Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Starts as soon as the operating system starts and doesn't require a user to log in and run it Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Data query and parser plugins (list)
Sending requests out to control or query your device or instruments Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Advanced data parsers that allow you to parse, filter, and format more complex data Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Data export plugins (list)
Data export to any ODBC-compatible database (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, and many others) Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
DDE or OPC servers Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Write data ditectly to rows and columns of a Microsoft Excel file (using OLE) Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Write parsed data to a file of Microsoft Excel, RTF, HTML, CSV, DIFF, SYLK, Plain text, Windows Clipboard, XML, DBF, PDF, Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro formats Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Event plugins (list)
Send data to a remote server through email, HTTP, or FTP. Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Execute programs or script Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Send notifications through email or network messages. Yes! Yes!   Yes!3)
Data filter plugins (list)
Expressions plugin allows using math, string, and boolean expression on parsed variables. Yes!     Yes!3)
Deadband provides a method to exclude less significant data records from the final data export. Yes!     Yes!3)
The Aggregator plugin allows you to combine data from several different parsed data records into one joint data record. Yes!     Yes!3)
Price (USD)210170100100

2) All plugins with the "Professional" suffix are the paid option.
3) Only any two plugins at the same time, including paid plugins. The same plugin in different categories (parser, query, data export, etc.) will be counted as a separate plugin.
4) You can add only this number of configurations. You may calculate the number of configurations in the "Options -> Manage configurations" menu item. These configurations you may create using the "Plus" button in the main window.