How do I connect the Vista and my Computer Directly with An Ethernet Cable?


Method #1:

(No network required). Note that there are two additional methods for connection.

  • Materials Needed: Vista Firmware needed: 01.0014 and above

      Ethernet cable

     USB Ethernet adapter if you want to have multiple Ethernet cables connecting to the computer.



  1. Connect Vista to Computer:
  • Plug Ethernet cable into RJ-45 Ethernet connection at rear of Vista. Plug other end of cable into the computer directly or through USB Ethernet Adapter. Restart both the Vista and the Computer.


  • Open Command Prompt in the PC. Type in ipconfig and check the autoconfiguration IPv4 Address as well as the Subnet Mask.


  • Configure IP address in Vista. From Vista Essentials, go to Jobs > Preferences > Configure Network Settings. Uncheck Use DHCP for Ethernet Config. Type in IP address and Subnet Mask manually, then Apply. The IP address here should be exact same as the autoconfiguration IPv4 Address in the PC, except changing the last two digits.


  • Restart Vista to get network setting applied.


  • Press Apply on the Ethernet Configuration. Go to Preferences > Automatic Network Data Export and Config. For a direct connection between Vista and computer with Ethernet cable, set up the Vista as a client. Port Number is 11111. Enter the PC IP address.

To export Data:

  1. Configure the Computer Using HyperTerminal Software:
  2. Go to the computer and open HyperTerminal.
  3. Make a new connection:

Enter a name for the connection

Connect using TCP/IP(Winsock)

Enter the PC IP address and Port Number 11111

  1. Send Data from the Vista:


The data string is shown as follows:




<STX> is the Start of Text (value =0x02)

<ETX> is the End of Text (value =0x03)

$T is the default delimiter.

<SCALE-LABEL> is the Scale Label (e.g. CIELAB)

<ill/Obs> is the ill/Obs name (e.g. D65/10)

<PACKET SIZE> is the Total size (HEX String) of the Packet excluding the <STX> and <ETX>

<LABEL NAME> is the label name (e.g. L*, a*, b*, dE* etc.)

<VALUE> is the value for the preceding Label Name

<CHKSUM> is the Checksum (HEX String) - the sum of all the ASCII values in the total packet play load starting from <PACKET-SIZE> and till <CHKSUM>

To Connect to EasyMatch QC and CalVer:

  • Open EasyMatch QC and go to Sensor > Add Sensor and select Vista. Select Ethernet and check the box to Discover and Select a Sensor in the Network and then click Search to do an automatically searching.


  • There will be a drop-down list of all available Vista sensors. If the sensor in the list including IP address as well as sensor name, then it is connectable. If the sensor in the list with “??????” instead of sensor name, it means that EZMQC can find the VISTA, while VISTA is not free to connect to EZMQC. If you meet this problem, you can restart VISTA and click Search Also, you can go to Vista Essentials, Workspace > Diagnostics > Advanced, click Restart Comm to have Vista communications available, and then go back to EasyMatch QC and click search again. Restart Comm is available in Vista Essentials Rev 21 and higher. Please download our latest Vista Essentials in our support website.


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    Norm Whetzel

    Updated March 14th, 2017