An ACARS DDE Server for the W41 & W51 Wavecom Decoders


  • W4x Acars DDE server Software V2.1.0 (Full distribution) 
  • ChangeLog  Changes made in the last version
  • Details

    W4xAcars: This utility has been designed to allow ACARS data to be send to third party applications that connect to the data source by using DDE such as PosFix.


    Run the utility and select the 'Config' button to set the Wavecom card parameters.
    Set the required parameters and then use the 'Search' button to automatically find the installed cards. Save the configuration and use the 'Connect' button to get the selected card output stream.
    The decoder will be set to the ACARS mode and the data displayed.
    ACARS data could then be accessed through the 'W4xAcars|ACARS|LiveData' DDE link. Data will be sent using the ANAD format.
    Now, with version 2.1.0, data are held and messages stored in a SQLite (registry parameter 'database'=1, default) or JET (registry parameter 'database'=2) database.
    SQLite mode uses the wonderful 'dhSQLite' wrapper from Datenhaus GmbH.
    When running this utility in the 'remote' configuration, the server parameters have to be registered on the client side. The best way to get them registered will be to install the Wavecom W40 or W51 application on that client.

    Setting a running DCOM configuration is not an easy thing. Microsoft had published a lot of technical notes that can be read in case the connection returns an error. Take care that error N70 can be linked to either a server authentication issue or a client one as the later uses a 'callback' mechanism to get decoded data.


    Latest version with database activated

    Setting the W4xPC parameter
    W4xPC Acars decoder

    Last revision: 2011/05/29