The SerialGhost TimeKeeper is a compact RS-232 and serial bus logger with 8GB of memory and a time-stamping module. It can acquire data from a single serial data source, or tap onto a bi-directional serial bus. The SerialGhost can operate as USB flash memory for easy access to logged data.
The SerialGhost is a compact asynchronous serial logger, capable of recording RS-232 data streams from devices like printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, barcode scanners etc. Connect the device either to a single serial source, or in-line on a serial bus. Connect 5V DC power using the side USB-B connector. The SerialGhost will immediately start logging all data available on the bus, both upstream and downstream (RX and TX). No software or drivers are required.
To view the recorded data, the SerialGhost may be switched to flash drive mode. Connect to a computer using a USB-B cable, press the side button, and the SerialGhost will pop up as a removable drive, containing a file with logged data. The log file will be interleaved with time and date-stamps. The flash drive may also be used to configure the device, such as baudrate, parity bits, start/stop bits, etc.
The built-in real-time clock will keep track of the time and date independent if the computer is turned on or not. This is possible thanks to the internal battery, with a guaranteed lifetime of over 7 years. Time and date stamps will get inserted in the log file while the logger is capturing data.