MAT Logger Commander software can be used to operate all TCM and MAT data loggers from Lowell Instruments. MAT Logger Commander was developed for Windows computers and was written in MATLAB, a high level language for scientific and technical computing. MAT Logger Commander requires that the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) be installed on the computer.

MAT Logger Commander will be discontinued in late 2019 and replaced by Domino.

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
  • MATLAB Compiler Runtime 8.2 (R21013b 32-bit) Installed
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 or higher
  • You must have administrator privileges to install both the MCR and MAT Logger Commander

Setup Logger for Deployment


  • Specify a deployment description
  • Choose recording intervals from 1 hour to 1/64 of a second
  • Program start and stop times
  • Enable or disable the LED
Start, Stop and Check Sensor Readings


  • View logger orientation in real-time via USB
  • Start and stop logging
  • Check magnetometer, accelerometer and temperature sensor values
  • Check and set the logger's clock
Convert Data Files to Text Files


  • Convert binary data files to text files
  • Choose time format
  • Split files into smaller files
  • Apply custom calibration coefficients
  • Convert pitch and yaw to current and direction for Tilt Current Meters

Software License Information

MAT Logger Commander is available to customers of Lowell Instruments, LLC under the terms of the License Agreement. The MATLAB Compiler Runtime is a free download and is subject to separate license agreement provided by The MathWorks, Inc.

MAT Logger Commander Installation Instructions

Note:  If you are using Windows 8 you must use "Advanced Startup" to load the USB drivers.  View detailed instructions.

  1. Download MATLAB Compiler Runtime R2013b (8.2).
    • Double-click the file to open the self extracting zip file.
    • The installer will automatically open.
    • Follow the installation instructions.
  2. Download MAT Logger Commander.
    • Double-click the file to open the zip file.
    • Double-click MAT Logger Commander Installer VX_XXX.exe
    • Follow the installation instructions.

Please visit our Support page if you have any problems installing MAT Logger Commander or the MATLAB Runtime Compiler.