Vantage Vue on Mac Mavericks (10.9)
Ok, so after failed attempts to get a replacement anemometer working on WX2350 I have invested in a Davis Vantage Vue from ProData. Before moving to the Synology box I decided to get the station working on my Mac (OSx 10.7) with Weather Link – might as well I have paid for it!
Initially it would not work but then a bit of searching around suggested that I upgrade the driver for the USB to Serial Convertor. Based on the information here I was able to use my Mac OSx and the system_profiler SPUSBDataType command to find out that this was the Davis Vue WeatherLink
CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller:
Vendor ID: 0x10c4 (Silicon Laboratories, Inc.)
Serial Number: 0001
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Silicon Labs
Location ID: 0xfd140000 / 5
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 100
Once the driver was updated to the latest version it would appear that my station is running on
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 18, 4 18 Jan 13:41 /dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART
and I am able to use the station via WeatherLink
Next step was to get the Vue and Weewx 2.5.1 talking on the Mac. I had already had a version running as a simulator so I knew everything was installed. Rather than use any of the suggested tty ports I entered /dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART into the config file.
Now I was ready to run weewx which immediately launched into life.
Now armed with confidence I’m off to try and install it on the Synology Box.