Typica

Latest Release

The latest release of Typica is version 1.7, released January 24, 2016. This is available for Windows and MacOS and source code is available to compile Typica on other platforms.

Typica 1.7 for MacOS

Typica 1.7 for Windows

Source code can be compiled for other platforms. This can be found on GitHub.

Pre-Release Builds

There is a Windows build which adds several minor feature additions from the previous pre-release build. Changes include the addition of threshold annotations, the ability to prevent profile translation from occurring within a set number of seconds from the start of the batch, the ability for profile translation to occur again after the translation is reset, and reading unitless data from Modbus RTU devices.

There is a Windows build based on the modbusng branch. This adds new configuration controls and a new class for communicating with hardware over the Modbus RTU protocol. This allows reading from any number of function 3 or function 4 addresses on any number of devices on the bus and supports both fixed point integer and floating point measurements.

There is a Windows build based on the extendscale branch. This adds additional configuration options for serially connected scales.

Additional Software

PostgreSQL

Most features of Typica use PostgreSQL for data storage. If you only need to use Typica on a single computer, PostgreSQL can be installed on that computer. It is also possible to run a database on a computer on either your local network or on a machine available through the Internet. Any number of computers running Typica can connect to a single database.

Hardware Communications Libraries

Supported hardware from National Instruments, Phidgets Inc., and DATAQ Instruments require software from the device manufacturer for Typica to make use of it. Hardware that communicates using Modbus RTU does not require software specific to the device, but you may require a driver for the USB serial adapter used to connect to that.