ianMc wrote:1. Can the Axs Port be used with the Mate3 or do you have to make an election to use one or the other.
It's one or the other. You can only have the HUB connected into one device, so you have to choose between the AXS Port or the MATE3.
Actually, there's no real choice in my opinion. The AXS Port Modbus works.
I have not been able to say the same of the MATE3 Modbus in the latest firmwares
, as you will know if you follow my posts on this forum. There may be some setting combination which allows the connection to say up for longer than a minute, but I haven't found it yet. Preliminary findings seem to indicate that the various MATE3 communication protocols are interfering with one another.
ianMc wrote:2. How reliable is the AXS port OpticsRE connection?
Good question - never tried it.
But I can tell you that the AXS Port's Modbus is rock solid - never had an issue.
Many WattPlot users are awaiting word on WattPlot's Modbus support, as well as an update to the manuals. The good news is that the current versions of all WattPlot tools do support the Modbus protocol
The bad news is that we can't recommend it on the MATE3
- it is just too unreliable, with long bouts of dead air.
On a more positive note, we have several major developments in the works, including an internal change to a later version of .NET (meaning increased support of the newer Windows technologies), AND some very cool new tools.
Watch this forum for more announcements!