Freitag, 2. Dezember 2016

USB Driver for Brookfield Thermostat

You can download the USB Driver for Brookfield Thermostats like the TC 550 here:


The Rheo3000 application need for a remote control a COM Port. For the Brookfield Thermostats a COM port will be created during the driver installation.

Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2015

Lauda Thermostat Pumplevel Configuration

EN: If you configure a Lauda pump level e.g. Level_0 which not exist in device, the previous configured pump level in the thermost keeps active for the experiment.

DE: Wenn in der Rheo3000 ein Lauda Pumplevel z.B. Level_0 gewählt wird, den das entsprechende Gerät nicht unterstützt, bleibt der im Thermostat voreingestellt Level erhalten für den Versuch.

Freitag, 12. Juni 2015

General Communication Issues - Not found devices

If the software is not able to communicate to the device or thermostat it can have many reasons. Here I list some points which probably help.

  1. First check whether a COM port is available unter Windows device manager
    under "Port(COM &LPT)" and without yellow exclamation mark.
    - Check cable connection
    - Search for newer driver
  2. Serial USB Adapter
    The Adapters are often a problem source.
    - Update the driver (via Windows device manager)
    - Uninstall the driver, unplug the adapter, replug the adapter and install the driver again
    - Adapter using the FTDI work more stable !
       Other types like "Profilic" had often problems in past.
       If you want to play it safe order the adapters at Rheotec (

  3. Windows USB Port management
    - Try to use another USB port on PC
    - Change the port number on Windows device manager

Montag, 10. November 2014

TeamViewer - QuickSupport - Brookfield

If you need help with Rheo3000 installation or measurement we can connect remotely to your PC via a little tool. No installation is needed. Simply download and run the tool(run probably as Administrator).

Since 2015 the teamviewer is part of the Rheo3000 installation medium (folder tools)

Here you can download our QuickSupport tool(TeamViewer):  Brookfield-QuickSupport

After start you have to commit the ID and a Password to the support team.
It is located in Germany (Rheotec @ Saxony @ Germany).
Typically support is possible Mo-Fr from 8am till 3pm German/Berlin time.

Montag, 29. September 2014

Activation of Rheo3000

The Rheo3000 v1.2 is automatically activated for one device after standard installation.
After installation the software runs for 30 days additionally in a trial mode where every device can be controlled. If you need to control another/new device contact your vendor and we will send a license file which can be imported on the activation window - single license area -> Import License.

The Rheo3000 v2 by default NOT activated and runs in the 30 days trial mode only after the installation. In this time you should type in a activation key on the start dialog or the activation window. This key you receive from your vendor or
via the web site .

Freitag, 26. September 2014

Windows USB Port problem

Try following steps to solve USB connection problems.

1. Try to use another USB Port on PC

2. The USB cable should be not longer as 1.8m
    Default white cable with gold contacts and Ferrit should preffered.

Be careful and probably create a full system backup before uninstall and delete devices.

3. Uninstall device/RST-Communication Port or unknown device) on device manager
    Right click -> UnInstall
    Check "Delete the driver software for this device"
    Push OK
    Plug off and plug in the USB cable again

4. Delete hidden devices on Windows device manager
    Copy following lines in a editor and save it as e.g. ShowHiddenDevices
       set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
   cd %SystemRoot%\System32
   start devmgmt.msc

    Run it under a Administrator account
    Select "Show hidden devices" on the opened Windows Device Manager (Menu ->View)
    Delete hidden 'gray' USB devices under Ports, Other device and
    in a second step Universal Serial Bus Controllers

    for more information see:

Donnerstag, 20. Februar 2014

Rheo3000 v1.2 Installation abort because of corrupt MS .Net Framework

Last day we figured out a installation problem on customer site.
The installation throw following exception messages:

Error 1001. InstallUtilLib.dll: ClrCreateManagedInstance (hr=0x80004005): Unknown Error


Error 1001. Exception occured while initializing the installation: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Configuration system failed to initialize

The reason was a corrupt configuration file of the MS .Net Framework.
If you have a similar Problem try following steps:

1. Go to folder C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\
2. Rename the file "machine.config" as "machine.config.orginal"
3. Copy the “machine.config.default” as “machine.config”
4. Restart the installation

As last possibility you could try to uninstall all .Net Frameworks and reinstall it.
The Rheo3000 installs its needed version automatically during setup.