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Procedure to load Vinplus (L&T PC software) to Desktop / Laptop.

Minimum system requirement: Pentium II or above, 1GB RAM, Windows XP (service


pack 3) or Windows Vista (service pack 1) Core 2 duo.
For Windows 7 pls. see Annexure A
Software required by the application: Microsoft .net ver2.0 or above, SQL Express.
The following sequence has to be followed while loading the software/s. Dont jump the
sequence. For any reason not able to proceed further, contact your system administrator or us.

Procedure for loading the software:


Login your PC in Administrator mode (copy
Vinplus folder that you have received to your PC drive C)
1. Normally .net will be preloaded in all computers. To check go to Start \ Control panel \
add or remove programs check for program Microsoft .net ver 2.0 or higher. If not
available in your PC, load the application from folder Vinplus \ dotnetfx \ (double click
on file) dotnetfx.exe.
2. Install Windows Installer (if it is not there in your PC. To check go to Start \ Control
panel \ add or remove programs), if not there, install windows Installer from Vinplus \
dotnetfx \ (double click on file) windowsInstaller-K893803-v2-x86.exe).
3. Install SQL Express: Vinplus \ MSSQL Express 2005 \ (double click on file)
SQLEXPR.exe. While installing, some where in the middle it will ask for Normal mode
or Mixed mode. Select mixed mode & enter the password as Vinplus with V must be
Capital letter. This will prompt you to install SQL Express to your computer.
4. Create a new folder in Drive C: Vinplus DB.
5. Go to Vinplus folder install VinplusSetup.msi. In the middle it will prompt for
password, database creation & Path. Select source as .\SQLExpress, User ID sa,
Password Vinplus, Create New DB, Database (browse & select Vinplus DB folder
created in drive C: (folder in C Drive was created as in step 4 above) \ Start. This will
install Vinplus software.
6. Go to Vinplus folder and double click on HDDNO.exe. This will create a number in
C\Vinplus DB\notepad. Please SMS* this number to us to obtaining License key.
Do
not proceed further without obtaining License Key from us.
7. On getting license key, open Vinplus shortcut from desktop, select update License, type
the number that received from us and press update.
8. After updating the license key, enter amr for both login & password & click login,
will open the Vinplus application.
9. Go to Utilities \ property files update. This will prompt you to select the folder
containing property files. Select the property files folder from C:\Vinplus\property files
and press update. In the same window left side down you will see property files
updated. Now Vinplus is completely installed and ready to use, close Vinplus.
* SMS HDD No to: Mobile No. __(Mr. Contact person _) and inform the Division name.

Procedure to collect data from MRI to Vinplus:


(MRI must have s/w: Speed Ver 10.03)

1. Prepare MRI: Select L&T Option from MRI main Menu \ select U for PC
communication \ select port No. 1 if black tel cable or 2 if white round cable \ MRI
displays waiting for data request form PC.
2.
Open Vinplus shortcut: Before collection of data from MRI, configuration file has to
be set in the application. For MRI configunmration, select configuration on main
menu and select MRI configuration. Now select file by browsing c:\Programme
files\LnT\Vinplus\MRI configuration.xml, this will open a window select as
following: Instance ID: 1, Port No.: Select the port no. to which MRI cable is
connected (to know the port No. go to Start \ My computer \ (right click) properties \
Hardware \ Device manager \ Ports(com & LPT) see the port no USB-Serial
connected) type the same no. in Vinplus screen Port No.: , Baud rate: 300, MRI
Make: Any, select - Data, Collect, Split files. Do not change the paths. Press
Save\Save\Yes\ok\close. Select Read Data (from main menu) \ Read MRI \ go to
Select Config. File browse and double click on MRI configuration.xml (window
closes) (confirm point 1 above) now select Commands \ send. Collection of data will
be started from MRI to PC.
3.
To see the data collection progress press clear Grid or take cursor down. Once data
collection is completed displays data collection successful.
4.
Take the cursor to left side of screen below search option block and press right click \
Refresh. Meter serial nos. will be displayed. Click on Meter serial No. go to right
side and opt the collection intend to view. Data can be viewed under various options.
Note all the options are left side of the screen and results on right side.
5. Data Deleting from MRI: Select H in MRI. Go to Vinplus \ Read Data \ browse to
select config. File \ double click and select file Delete MRI Data.xml (window
closes) \ Commands \ send. This deletes data stored in MRI and prompts after
deleting.
Procedure to collect data directly from Meter to Vinplus:
1. For meter configuration, Open Vinplus, go to configuration, select Meter config.
2. Now select file by browsing c:\Program files\LnT\Vinplus\Meter configuration.xml,
this will open a window select as following: Instance ID: 1, Port No.: Select the port
no. to which Meter cable is connected (to know the port No. go to Start \ My
computer \ (right click) properties \ Hardware \ Device manager \ Ports(com & LPT)
see the port no USB-Serial connected) type the same no. in Vinplus screen Port No.:
, Baud rate: 4800, Meter Comm Port: Optical, Serial Number: (type the serial No. of
the Meter connected), Connection type: Direct. Dont change the Data file Path &
Result File Path., What to read (select your choice) or select Full Data. \ Save \ Save \
Yes \ ok \ close.
3. Main Menu: Select Read Data \ Read Meter \ go to select Confg. File browse and
double click on file named Meter configuration.xml (window closes) \ Commands \
Send. On right side down displays L&T Read API is running. will start collecting
Data from Meter to PC.
4. To see the data collection progress press clear Grid or take cursor down. Once data
collection is completed displays data collection successful.
Procedure to Print data collected:
1. While viewing data of any type right side bottom View Report will be displayed in
gray colour. Select view Report and select the parameters to view in next window.
Now Vinplus opens a Report Viewer for the selected parameters.

2. 2.This feature allows to use Windows commands like Refresh, Print, Print layout,
Export (to Excel or pdf format), energy or demand format.