1. Begin with a freshly NTFS-formatted USB storage device or with a Data Stick or Drive that you have already used with GRIDSMART. If you are formatting a new device with greater than 128GB of storage, please select NTFS.

  2. Ensure that there is enough free space on the device for your needs.

  3. Connect the USB storage device to a USB port on the GRIDSMART Processor. Observe the front panel.

  4. Images and other data – including counts for systems with the Data Module – will be automatically copied onto the device. For large capacity devices (>128GB), images will be stored at approximately 5-10 images per second until the drive is full. For small capacity devices, images will be stored at approximately 1 image per second for only three minutes.

  5. Once you have collected the data you need, and the Processor front panel indicates that it is safe do so, disconnect the USB device from the Processor. This USB device is now a GRIDSMART Data Stick or Drive.

  6. Connect your Data Stick or Drive to the computer where you intend to use the GRIDSMART Client for reporting.

  7. Launch the Client, select the Site Card for your site of interest, then click Reports (chart icon) on the Site Menu.
  8. The count data from your Data Stick or Drive will be automatically synchronized with your Client and available for use in the Reports Screen as indicated by highlighted dates in the calendar.

When sync'ing using an external hard drive.  The drive first sync's date and config information then starts copying images until full.  Then it stops.  There's a minimum allowed free space which must be maintained, but when the drive is full, we stop recording. We do not continue to record/copy newer files and overwrite the oldest .jpg files.