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USB Adapter - Linux App Installation Instructions

The Aretas USB Wireless Adapter - ASMX01WA adapter allows you to access data from a Aretas wireless monitor directly on your computer using Windows, Apple OSX or Linux. 

To setup your computer to gather data from your wireless monitor through the USB adapter you will need to install and use the free Aretas Java software. The software displays data in a basic graph with these capabilities. 

  • Real time data from your wireless monitor.
  • Data range options from 1 min - 24hrs.
  • Ability to download data to a .csv file, you can also upload data csv files to view anytime.

Did you know Aretas also offers data to be transmitted online to utilize the powerful Aretas analtyics and alerts system with 24/7 worldwide access? You can read more about the online system feature on these overview pages >> All that is required is the Aretas communication bridge and a local Ethernet connection.

Required Items

  • Aretas USB Bridge Adapter and a USB capable computer.
  • One or more Aretas wireless monitors.

Note the wireless monitors and USB adapter must ahve the same wireless radios. Contact your Aretas representative to confirm as needed.


Make sure that user who is going to run the application has sudo privileges

Setup Instructions

  • Download and install Java: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre-headless
  • Download and install RXTX library: sudo apt-get install librxtx-java
  • Download the zip file containing the application here >>
  • Extract zip file to the Desktop or somewhere easily accessible
  • Plug in the XBee USB adapter and wait until you see new ttyUSBX in /dev
  • Ensure that user who is going to run the application should be under group "dialout": sudo usermod -a -G dialout <user>
  • Ensure that executable bit is set for SensorGraph.jar: right click on SensorGraph.jar, choose Permissions tab, make sure that "Allow executing file as program" is checked
  • Ensure that you have the correct permission in the ttySXX or ttyUSBXX file, in /dev/.
    • crw-rw---- ... /dev/ttyUSBXX
  • Open the sensorgrapher folder that you unzipped, right click on SensorGraph.jar and choose entry containing Java 7
    • If there is no entry containing Java 7 in the popup menu, choose "Open With Other Application..." and choose entry containing Java 7 in the dialog
    • If there is no entry containing Java 7 in the dialog click on "Find applications online" button, select entry containing Java 7 there. Follow Linux instructions from this point to complete this step.
  • Once app has loaded, choose the appropriate device from the “Device” menu (e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0) and click on “Open Device”
  • Maximize the application window
  • Reduce the timespan to 15m for increased granularity
  • Wait 2-3 minutes for the first data to appear.