This is my first post.

I am working on a project that uses an Opti-Logic RS-100 laser range finder. I was wondering if anyone has used one of these devices.

I will be inputting the distance from the range finder into a micro processor and do a little math. I know the system inputs and outputs in RS-232 style format. It will output in ASCII “DIST:XXXX.YYU” where XXXX.YY is the range and U is the unit (Feet, Meters, or Yards). What I want to know is will it output each letter individually or as a string? Meaning will it go D = 0(starting Bit) 01000100 (D in Binary) then 0 (stop Bit) then I = 0 (start Bit) 01001001 (I in Binary) 0 (stop Bit)… and so on. Or will it only have 1 start bit then the string then the stop bit?

Any help will be great. Thank you in advance.

Jon