Multi-Device Synchronisation Module

The Multi-Device Synchronisation Module corresponds to the MDS tab in the LabOne User Interface. In essence, the module enables the clocks of multiple instruments to be synchronized such that timestamps of the same value delivered by different instruments correspond to the same point in time, thus allowing several instruments to operate in unison and their measurement results to be directly compared. The User Manual gives a more comprehensive description of multi-instrument synchronization, and also details the cabling required to achieve this.

Table 1. Multi-Device Synchronisation Module Parameters.
Setting/Path Type Unit Description

devices

string

-

Defines which instruments should be included in the synchronization. Expects a comma-separated list of devices in the order the devices are connected.

group

int

-

Defines which synchronization group should be accessed by the module.

message

string

-

Status message of the module.

start

bool

-

Set to true to start the synchronization process.

status

int

-

Status of the synchronization process: -1 = error; 0 = idle; 1 = synchronization in progress; 2 = successful synchronization.