It’s Time to Embrace the Hybrid

by Kevin Rhodes | Updated: 12/02/2019 | Comments: 0

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CR16, CR1000X, and CR1000 dataloggers

Sometimes, it’s hard to let go. But if we don’t let go, we don’t have empty hands ready to embrace something new—even a data logger.

The CR1000 Measurement and Control Datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been incredibly successful with installations on every continent of our planet. It is the heart of thousands of data-acquisition systems. Over the years, the CR1000 has provided you with the flexibility that made it your go-to data-collection tool for countless research projects, as well as test and measurement applications.

While we celebrate that success, we also know that the time has come for us to say goodbye to the CR1000. We are discontinuing the CR1000, and after January 31, 2020, you will not be able to purchase this data logger.

Even though we will no longer produce the CR1000, we will still offer you support and maintenance into the future:

  • Free support is included with the purchase of a CR1000 until 2025.
  • Repair services will continue until 2030. Please note, however, that specific repairs may not be possible because of parts obsolescence.
  • Recalibration of the CR1000 will be available until at least 2030.
  • OS 32 is the last major version of the data logger operating system. Moving forward, changes to the OS will be constrained to minor revisions.

While we are phasing out the CR1000, we are not leaving behind a void. Rather, we are encouraging our customers to embrace the hybrid. What do we mean by this? The CR1000X is a hybrid based on the rugged design success of the CR1000 and the integration of many elements of the CR6, which was released in 2014. The CR1000X has the same proven mechanical design and mounting footprint as the CR1000, as well as similar programming instructions. Unlike the CR1000, however, the CR1000X has these additional features:

  • An on-board Ethernet port
  • USB Micro B port for computer connectivity
  • Data storage expansion with removable microSD flash memory
  • CPI communication protocol support
  • Superior communication speed

The CR1000X, a hybrid of the successful CR1000 and CR6, is the suggested replacement for the CR1000 for most of your applications. While we encourage you to embrace this hybrid, we also recognize that you may need some help making the transition. Please contact a Campbell Scientific sales engineer to select the best product for your future needs and to formulate a migration plan. We appreciate your business and the trust you’ve shown Campbell Scientific with your data-acquisition projects. We look forward to providing you with many more innovative products in the future.

For more information about the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, visit the CR1000X product web page and refer to these blog articles:


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About the Author

kevin rhodes Kevin Rhodes is the Director of Core Technologies at Campbell Scientific, Inc., where he has been employed for more than 20 years. He has been instrumental in setting the specifications for several of our data loggers. Kevin has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University. He contributes to our environmental sustainability efforts by frequently bicycling to and from work, which is of noteworthy distance.

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