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Sharing Your Monitored Data via Social Media

Author: Barbra Utley | Last Updated: 10/28/2016 | Comments: 0

Whether you measure and monitor conditions for flooding, road weather, aviation, fire, or avalanches, your data is important to you and those with whom you share it. Oftentimes, sharing your data quickly is critical, as conditions may change rapidly and require prompt action. In this... read more

The Many Possibilities of PakBus Networking

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 10/12/2016 | Comments: 0

What do you do if you have two dataloggers installed really close to each other and you only want to pay the bill for running one cellular modem? How do you get data from both dataloggers using a single modem? How do you get your... read more

The Internet of Things (IoT) – Doing Our “Thing” Since Y2K

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 09/28/2016 | Comments: 0

We all remember the year 2000 as the year that The World As We Know It would come to an end. Computer systems were predicted to come crashing down on January 1, leaving in their wake failing infrastructure that would affect millions of lives. In... read more

How to Know when Your Datalogger Memory Is Getting Full

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 09/15/2016 | Comments: 0

It’s common for our customers to wonder when their datalogger memory is going to be full, what will happen to their data when the memory is full, and what they should do about it. After all, your data is specific to your application and not... read more

How to Access Your Measurement Data Using DNP3

Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 09/02/2016 | Comments: 0

Turning your Campbell Scientific datalogger into a DNP3 outstation is a great way to allow systems that use the DNP3 protocol to have access to your live measurement data, as well as historical data. When you use your datalogger as a DNP3 outstation, the datalogger is... read more

LoggerNet Admin at Your Service for Mission-Critical Applications

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 08/05/2016 | Comments: 0

While many of our customers are knowledgeable about our LoggerNet datalogger support software, not as many are familiar with LoggerNet Admin and the benefits it can offer. In this article, I’ll introduce you to LoggerNet Admin, show you how easy it is to install it as... read more

Line of Sight: More than Meets the Eye

Author: Travis McKissack | Last Updated: 07/21/2016 | Comments: 0

When it comes to designing an RF (radio frequency) telemetry link, many people know that you need to ensure that there is an unobstructed line-of-sight (LOS) between the transmitting and receiving antennas. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that there is more to this seemingly obvious... read more

How to Find the Best Soil Water Content Sensor for Your Application

Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 07/06/2016 | Comments: 0

Because there are many different types of soil water content sensors available, choosing the best one for your application may seem difficult or even confusing. To help you make your selection, it’s important to understand what soil water content sensors actually measure, what makes a... read more

How to Store Datalogger Data to a Memory Card

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 06/22/2016 | Comments: 0

You may have identified the need to add external data storage to your datalogger with flash-memory cards. But do you know which CRBasic instruction to use to do it? In this article, I’ll help you choose the most suitable instruction for your application. In a future... read more

The Best Way to Edit Input Locations in Edlog Programs

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/08/2016 | Comments: 0

If you have one of our retired dataloggers that uses the Edlog programming language, do you know the best way to change an Input Location name? It’s possible that you may want to use a different name or insert a name where one is missing... read more

Pick a Memory Card, but Not Just Any Memory Card

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 06/01/2016 | Comments: 0

You may already know that you can add external data storage to your datalogger with flash-memory cards. But do you know what kind of card you need—or if you even need one? In this article, I’ll answer these and other memory card questions. In a... read more

6 Tips to Protect Your Weather Station from Birds

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 05/25/2016 | Comments: 0

You’ve got your weather station set up and running, your data is coming across just fine, and then a bird decides your station is a wonderful place to make a home. That’s great for the bird, but not so great for the performance of your... read more

Get to Know Your Datalogger’s Spare Tire: The Lithium Battery

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 05/18/2016 | Comments: 0

When was the last time you checked the air pressure on your automobile’s spare tire? What if you were driving along, got a flat tire, and discovered that your spare tire was flat as well? We don’t often think about our spare tire until we... read more

Why Measurements on the Edge Require Careful Planning

Author: Shaun Dustin | Last Updated: 05/11/2016 | Comments: 0

I have worked with Boy Scouts for the past 18 years. When I need to talk to boys about taking risks, I share a story about three young men who were competing for a job to deliver goods over a mountain pass with hairpin turns... read more

What Are CDMs Anyway?

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 05/04/2016 | Comments: 0

If you are a Campbell Scientific customer, you may have heard of SDMs and multiplexers. But recently we added a new family of peripherals, called CDMs, to our product line. So, what are CDMs? How can they help you with your measurement needs? How do... read more

Handling New Device Drivers in a Changing Windows World

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/27/2016 | Comments: 0

We've all been there. You open the box for some new toy such as a camera, printer, or even a datalogger, and before you can get started, you are required to install a device driver. The device driver loads files onto your computer so that... read more

How to Select the Correct Pulse Type for Your Measurements

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 04/21/2016 | Comments: 0

Have you ever had a sensor work on a P (pulse) datalogger terminal, but not on a C (control) terminal? Is the list of choices for the PConfig parameter in the PulseCount() instruction daunting? Campbell Scientific dataloggers offer several options for measuring pulse signals. Our Short Cut Program Generator will... read more

How to Navigate the World of Software Upgrades, Patches, and Trials

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/13/2016 | Comments: 0

You may find it a little confusing to differentiate between software upgrades and patches. For example, when do you need which one? When is there a fee for a software release, and when is a release free of charge? With the recent release of the new... read more

How to Access Live Measurement Data Using Modbus

Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 04/07/2016 | Comments: 0

Did you know that you can turn your Campbell Scientific datalogger into a Modbus TCP/IP slave? Do you know why that’s a good idea? Campbell Scientific dataloggers are commonly used as Modbus slave devices. This means that the datalogger is configured to implement the Modbus... read more

Understanding the Ins and Outs of RF Connectors

Author: Sam Utley | Last Updated: 03/30/2016 | Comments: 0

While you may have no problem identifying which standard polarity RF connectors are male or female, do you find it difficult to identify the gender of reverse polarity connectors? If so, don’t worry. You are certainly not alone. In addition to the gender issue, it’s... read more