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RS232 Cable Communication

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I have a piece of laboratory equipment that transmits lab results to its home computer using an RS232 cable.  I have a spy cable monitoring that port for activity as I want to extract the data that comes off of it, parse the data, and place it into a database.  The problem is, the data that I recieve thru the monitor cable doesnt seem to make sense.  I am very new to this area of computers and I am thinking (hoping) that I just dont understand output enough to "see" the matrix.  I will attach a typical output file.

The machine is set at bit 7 or 8, stop bit 1, parity none and the monitor program is set to match the variables on the machine.  I can have the monitor cable output in ascii, Hex or binary what have you but none of this (even translated) makes sense.  Clearly binary or hex wont make sense unless translated, I understand that.  

For reference here is the link to the online specifications manual for the lab equipment....
http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/dsg_AU400_AU640_LISspecs.pdf


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