Mezintel Gamma continuously sends out data to depth tracking EDR providers such as Pason and RigSense (NOV).
On a regular basis, about every 5 seconds, WITS data packets are sent out as several lines of plain text (ASCII) that are usually comprised of Toolface, Surveys, and Gamma data.
As of version 22.00.031 , you have more control over the structure of the data packet.
Sending Identifier Tag “1984MezintelMWD”
By default, Mezintel Gamma adds a line that identifies the source that generates the WITS packet. This identifier line is: 1984MezintelMWD
Grouping WITS Tags of the Same Kind
The first two digits of the WITS lines represent the kind of data in that line. For example:
- If line starts with 07… this means data is Surveys
- If line starts with 08… this means data is Gamma
Mezintel Gamma has a setting to group Tags of the same kind of data together. When this setting is enabled, WITS is sent as multiple packets.
Choose Settings as Desired
Mezintel Gamma gives you the choice whether to include the identifier tag “1984MezintelMWD” and to group data in the WITS packets.
These settings can be found on the System Status window as follows:
- From the main menu, click Tools > Debug > View Captured Data
Modifying the settings beside the EDR Write (OUT) textbox creates the following results: