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WDISPLAY: Wireless Room Area Network (RAN) Data Display Utility

This system utilizes a LAN, usually a Wireless Room Area Network with up to 12 client computers communicating with each other. A display computer with a shared folder on the desktop collects data from the client computers. The software automatically senses when data acquisition begins and finishes on each machine. As data are received, they are displayed in columns, with one column allocated to each client computer. In addition, all the data received from the client computers are automatically graphed and the graph is updated in REAL TIME!

The Excel spreadsheet WDISPLAY VERS100.xls is the ROOM AREA NETWORK SERVER-SIDE APPLICATION, to be set up on a central computer normally connected to a LCD projector. Documentation is available in the WDISPLAY README.doc.

The Excel spreadsheet WCHART Vers121.xls is a versatile electronic chart recorder that can be used to acquire data from a Digital Voltmeter (DMM), RadioShack and Metex models, see documentation. in addition, it can transmit acquired data to the server-side application WDISPLAY to be included in class data display (normaly projected in the room!) on a special Excel spreadsheet. Documentation for this file is in the WCHART README.doc.


Rama Viswanathan, Beloit College

Published by: BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium

OS: winXP

User Manuals and Curricular Materials


Viswanathan Rama () WDISPLAY: Wireless Room Area Network (RAN) Data Display Utility. A module of the Biological ESTEEM Collection, published by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium. URL: