What is Domino?

Domino is our resident top dog here at Lowell Instruments.  She loves to run, sleep and eat.  But Domino Software is Lowell Instrument's new Python based, open source software for use with our data loggers and current meters. Similar in functionality to MAT Logger Commander, Domino is used for configuration and control of meters, as well as for conversion of binary data to useful formats.  Going forward, we intend to add to Domino's capabilities and eventually discontinue MAT Logger Commander.

System Requirements Windows
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Any Intel or AMD x86 processor, Dual Core 2.0+ GHz recommended
  • 1 GB RAM minimum  (2+ GB recommended)
  • 1 GB disk space for the application, additional space for files
  • 1024 x 720 monitor minimum



Beta Test

Domino is currently available for "Beta" testing.  What this means is that we have eliminated most of the bugs and are looking for user feedback as we develop the user guide and start recommending the software for everyone.  If you feel slightly adventurous, feel free to download a copy and give it a try.  All we ask is that you send us feedback on what works, what doesn't and how you like it!

Source Code

Source code for Domino is available under the GPLv3 License on GitHub.



Create Setup File

  • Specify a deployment description
  • Choose recording frequency from 64Hz to 1 sample per hour
  • Program start and stop times
Start/Stop Device

  • Start and Stop recording
  • Check sensor values
  • Check and set clock
Convert Files

  • Convert binary data files to text files
  • Select from several output types
  • Batch convert multiple files to improve workflow and save time

Domino Installation Instructions

Note:  If you are using Windows 8 or 10 you must use "Advanced Startup" to load the USB drivers.  We are still working on the instructions.

Download Domino.

  • Double-click the file to open the zip file.
  • Double-click Domino_Installer_X.X.X.exe
  • Follow the installation instructions.

Version History

  • 0.5.6, 5/13/2019 Corrects the heading output to 0-360 degrees (instead of +/-180 degrees). Corrects and issue where the status screen indicated the logger was connected when it was not.  Several changes to make it more obvious when a logger is connected (or not).
  • 0.5.5, 4/25/2019 Fixes a problem with temperature compensation of the magnetometer and now estimates the file size correctly in the setup screen.
  • 0.5.4, 03/22/2019 Fixes display problems when using Windows scaling, displays file size when generating a setup file and minor bug fixes.
  • 0.5.3, Not released.
  • 0.5.2, 03/08/2019 Reconfigured USB COM Port behaviour prevent ports from being blocked.
  • 0.5.1, 02/14/2019 Updated to fix intermittent crash when logger unplugged.
  • 0.5.0, 02/07/2019 Initial Beta Release