for the telecommunication and radio
If you use a Bonito-Program the MeteoCom is working unseen in the background. This program controls all ports in your computer for example the COM-Ports, the RS-232 interface, LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth or the network or telephone connection a direct control off this program is only possible for developers of software.
From the program RadioControl which is for receiving all sorts
off weather news the MeteoCom is used. Forn this you need Pentium-PC with
soundcard and Microsoft windows. The digital sound processor (DSP) is used
instead off the normal Filter-Modem so the quality is a lot better than it
used to be. The program works in the background while you for example view the
results with the MeteoViewer or use a sea card program, it is also possible
that the MeteoCom collects the data in the background. This is called
multitasking and is using windows to the full.
It is possible to work with more than one radio at the same time and control them. For example one radio for WFAX, and one for RTTY, Navtex receiver or satellite receiver a download can be started with Handy or Satellite telephone or WLAN and so on. This means other data can be loaded at the same time. a navtex receiver all are read at the same time. The biggest change to the earlier versions of MeteoCom is the internet communication. This to be understood that the internet is just a different way of reception as with a shortwave radio
Program library for software developers
The controlling of the
radios and telephone and so on is a complex thing therefore it is advisable to
let one program do all this so that the computer does not get mixed up. For the
more complicated things such as geometry, mathematics and Meteorology for these
you need somebody that has studied, has 25 years off experience and is no older
30 years beside the point that such people are not without work it is very
difficult to find somebody like that.
Bonito offers support for the developer of software. On the
free DDL is for their disposal and is also discribed. The program MeteoViewer
works with this and the source code is laid open as an open-source-project.
Here a few thigs:
The radio reception index
Reception events as notification that new data has arrived
Production of weather cards, printing
Image-Handling, Viewing, Decoding
Image-Conversion, Shrinking usw.
Vector-Line-Service, these are vector lines,
as used with sea cards.
Get Grid Data-Field
Get Polygon of Field-Plane
Further information see developer-Platform
The MetoViewer is to be seen as an example function that uses this DLL exactly
as 3 party developers can use it.