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Pyranometers: What You Need to Know

Author: Alan Hinckley | Last Updated: 06/14/2017 | Comments: 1

pyranometers: what you need to know

If you are considering using pyranometers in your measurement application, there are many things you should know about them and how they work. Having this information in hand will help ensure you select the type of pyranometer most suitable for the data you need for... read more

Evapotranspiration: What It Is and How It Is Helpful

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 06/08/2017 | Comments: 1

evapotranspiration: what it is and how it is helpful

Have you ever heard someone mention "ET" and wondered what it meant? Assuming the person wasn’t talking about extra-terrestrials or Entertainment Tonight, the conversation was probably about evapotranspiration. Evapotranspiration (or "ET") is the water lost through plant transpiration and soil and plant evaporation. The images... read more

Using Loops in CRBasic to Prevent Unnecessary Skipped Scans

Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 05/31/2017 | Comments: 0

using loops in crbasic to prevent unnecessary skipped scans

Maybe you’re like me when it comes to skipped scans. I have always disliked seeing skipped scans in my dataloggers. I have been trained to watch out for them and do my best to write my CRBasic programs in a way that makes them not... read more

Air Temperature and RH Sensors: What You Need to Know

Author: Bart Nef | Last Updated: 05/17/2017 | Comments: 4

air temperature and rh sensors: what you need to know

Although air temperature and relative humidity (RH) sensors provide the benefit of an economical means to collect measurement data for two parameters, there are some issues related to these sensors that you should be aware of. In this article, I’ll provide some background on air... read more

How Much Power Does Your Data Acquisition System Need?

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/04/2017 | Comments: 0

how much power does your data acquisition system need?

Are you wondering what size battery and solar panel you need to run all of the devices in your data acquisition system? How will you know if your power supply can keep pace with your needs? To get these answers, you will need to estimate the... read more

What Are CDMs Anyway?

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 04/13/2017 | Comments: 0

what are cdms anyway?

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

A Solution for IP Communication Problems: Konect PakBus Router

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/05/2017 | Comments: 0

a solution for ip communication problems: konect pakbus router

IP communication has significantly changed the way many of us access our dataloggers. It is reliable, fast, and readily available—anywhere you have access to "the Internet," you have the ability to use this protocol to communicate with your datalogger. Sometimes, however, network access to your datalogger... read more

Use Pointers to Make Your CRBasic Programs More Efficient

Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 03/23/2017 | Comments: 0

use pointers to make your crbasic programs more efficient

Pointers are a great tool for CRBasic programs. If you use them carefully, pointers can reduce the amount of program code you need to write, thereby increasing your program’s efficiency and enabling you to use less memory. (Your program can run faster because it does... read more

One Helpful Method to Diagnose a Modbus Communication Problem

Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 03/08/2017 | Comments: 4

one helpful method to diagnose a modbus communication problem

Have you ever set up a Campbell Scientific datalogger as a Modbus slave and discovered that your data was not arriving at your SCADA system as you expected? You may have quickly realized two things: troubleshooting the communication problem is not an easy task, and... read more

Sharing Your Monitored Data via Social Media

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

sharing your monitored data via social media

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: 2

the many possibilities of pakbus networking

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

the internet of things (iot) – doing our “thing” since y2k

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: 2

how to know when your datalogger memory is getting full

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

how to access your measurement data using dnp3

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

loggernet admin at your service for mission-critical applications

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

line of sight: more than meets the eye

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

how to find the best soil water content sensor for your application

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: 3

how to store datalogger data to a memory card

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

the best way to edit input locations in edlog programs

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

pick a memory card, but not just any memory card

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