PC400 Datalogger Support Software
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Resumen

Current Version: 4.4.2

PC400 is Campbell Scientific's mid-level datalogger support software. This versatile software supports a variety of telecommunication options, manual data collection, and data display. PC400 includes an easy-to-use program generator (Short Cut) as well as full-featured program editors (CRBasic, Edlog).

PC400 does not support combined communication options (e.g., phone-to-RF), PakBus routing, or scheduled data collection; LoggerNet software is recommended for applications that require those capabilities.

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Beneficios y características

  • EZSetup Wizard for easier station setup
  • Support for our CR200(X)-series, CR300-series, CR6, CR1000X, CR1000, CR800, CR850, CR3000, CR9000(X), CR510, CR10(X), 21X, CR23X, CR7, and CR5000 dataloggers with mixed-array, table-data, or PakBus data logger operating systems
  • ShortCut, Edlog, and CRBasic programming tools used to create/edit data logger programs that measure sensors and control SDM devices, multiplexers, and relays
  • Data retrieval via direct connect, phone modems, Ethernet, radios (UHF, VHF, or spread spectrum), or multidrop modems
  • Real-time or historic data displays
  • Time-series graphs for unlimited elements from a data file
  • Troubleshooting tools (terminal emulator and communications log)
  • Device Configuration Utility for setting up Campbell Scientific hardware

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Descripción técnica

EZSetup Wizard

To facilitate station setup, PC400 provides the EZSetup Wizard. This simple, station-oriented wizard walks the user through the setup process. The wizard can also be used to modify settings for an existing site.

Clock/Program, Monitor Data, Collect Data

These tools allow customers to set/edit the station’s settings, set the datalogger’s clock, view real-time data, set flags/ports, and collect data on demand. Communication links supported include direct connect, phone modems, Ethernet, narrow-band UHF and VHF radios, spread spectrum radios, or multidrop modems.

Programming

PC400 offers two full-featured programming tools—the CRBasic Editor and Edlog. The CRBasic Editor (similar in syntax to the BASIC programming language) supports our newer dataloggers. Edlog supports our retired dataloggers and the CR7.

For those who prefer a simpler means of programming their dataloggers, PC400 includes Short Cut for Windows (SCWin). SCWin can generate a program for any of our dataloggers and supports all of our popular sensors, as well as user-created custom sensor files (using an existing sensor file as the starting point). Short Cut can also be used for the ET107, ET106, and MetData1 Weather Stations.

View Pro

View Pro allows data from a data file to be viewed in a numeric format, or in one of several graphical formats, including a line graph, X/Y plot, histogram, rainflow histogram, or FFT. Multiple data files can be opened at once, allowing side-by-side comparison of the data. The graphs can be saved in a variety of formats. The left and right y-axes of the graphs can be configured independently.

Device Configuration Utility

DevConfig allows you to send new operating systems to dataloggers and other devices with flash memory, configure various PakBus settings in dataloggers, and edit settings for communication peripherals such as the NL240 and RF401A.

Card Convert

CardConvert is used to convert and save binary data from a PC Card, CompactFlash card, or microSD card. PC Cards are compatible with our CR5000 and CR9000X dataloggers. CompactFlash cards are compatible with our CR1000, CR3000, CR5000, and CR9000X dataloggers. MicroSD cards are compatible with our CR6 datalogger.

Split

Split is used to post-process data files and create reports. It sorts and combines data based on time or conditions, performs calculations on data values, converts “Day of Year” calendar dates into more traditional date/time stamps and allows variable column widths for printable reports.

Especificaciones

Current Version 4.5
Operating System Windows 10, 8, or 7
Requirement TCP/IP services must be installed and enabled on the PC.

Compatibilidad

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired) The 21X requires three PROMs; two PROM 21X Microloggers are not compatible.
CR10 (retired)
CR1000
CR1000X
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR300
CR3000
CR310
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR6
CR800
CR850
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X

Communication Devices

Product Compatible Note
KonectPBRouter

Additional Compatibility Information

TCP/IP services must be running on the computer.

Computer

Required computer operating system—Windows 7, 8, or 10

Data Logger Considerations

Compatible Retired Data Loggers

PC400 is compatible with the mixed array, PakBus, and TD data logger operating systems for the CR510, CR10X, and CR23X dataloggers.

Documentos relacionados

Downloads

PC400 Patch v.4.5 (124 MB) 18-08-2017

Upgrade PC400 version 4.0 and newer to 4.5; no intermediate steps are required.

PC400 must be installed on your computer.

Supported Operating Systems: (32 and 64 bit) Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7.

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Device Configuration Utility v.2.21 (41.5 MB) 22-05-2019

A software utility used to download operating systems and set up Campbell Scientific hardware. Also will update PakBus Graph and the Network Planner if they have been installed previously by another Campbell Scientific software package.

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (Both 32 and 64 bit)

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Preguntas frecuentes para

Number of FAQs related to PC400: 6

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  1. It is not possible to transfer collected data directly from PC400 to a database. PC400 creates ASCII text data files containing the collected data.

    To transfer data logger data to a database, consider using LoggerNet and LNDB (LoggerNet Database Software).

  2. If the error message “The security code was not recognized by the station” is displayed in LoggerNet, or the error message “Unable to send the program. Invalid security code” is displayed in PC400, it may be necessary to update the data logger’s support software.

    Using a CR1000 running Operating System Version Std.04 or later, the problem may be that LoggerNet or PC400 is interpreting the response from the data logger incorrectly. Confirm that the new data logger program is in the CR1000; typically, the table definitions can be updated and the problem is resolved. Newer versions of LoggerNet and PC400 software resolve this problem. Please visit our Downloads page to obtain the latest patch: www.campbellsci.com/downloads

  3. PC400 can be used instead of PC208W to communicate with data loggers, but the network setup must be done manually. There is not a way to automatically migrate an existing PC208W network to PC400. Some options available in PC208W, such as automatic scheduled data collection and multiple communications hops, are not available in PC400. A better migration path for similar PC208W features and functionality is an upgrade to LoggerNet.

  4. No. The libexpat.dll module used by some of our applications is sometimes identified as spyware by anti-spyware programs. It is an open-source XML parser, not spyware.

  5. A free program generator for all Campbell Scientific data loggers is Short Cut for Windows (SCWin). Short Cut can be used to create programs in many situations where Campbell Scientific equipment is used. The Campbell Scientific YouTube channel has a two-part series on using Short Cut.

    In situations where program requirements are too complex or specialized for Short Cut, programs can be written in any text editor that can edit and save plain ASCII text. However, creating an error-free program would be very difficult. The CRBasic Editor that comes with PC400 and LoggerNet provides a programming environment with procedure templates, integrated help, programming examples, the ability to test compile the program before sending it, and many other features that can be very helpful when developing a program.


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