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Author: Garrett Wheeler | Last Updated: 09/27/2017 | Comments: 0
We realize that designing a custom, high-quality automated weather station to fit your needs can be challenging, as there are many considerations to keep in mind. To help you with this task, we have recently created three new resources that I’ll introduce you to in... read more
Author: Chod Stephens | Last Updated: 09/13/2017 | Comments: 3
To help environmental researchers who measure solar radiation improve their measurements and simplify their lives, Campbell Scientific and Apogee Instruments teamed up to develop a new sensor. This new sensor combines features from higher-end blackbody thermopile pyranometers and lower-end silicon photocell pyranometers. The CS320 Digital Thermopile... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 08/30/2017 | Comments: 3
If you have read recent revision history for the Device Configuration Utility (also known as DevConfig), you may have run across the following note: “New USB drivers (RNDIS) were added for [supported] datalogger.” What's that all about? you may have wondered.
Sounds boring, eh?
We think it... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 08/02/2017 | Comments: 3
It should come as no surprise that the CR1000 datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been an incredibly successful data logger. With nearly 100,000 deployed, this data logger has been installed on every continent on the earth. Using the design success of the CR1000, Campbell Scientific... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 07/19/2017 | Comments: 0
In an April 2016 blog article (“Handling New Device Drivers in a Changing Windows World”), I wrote that Campbell Scientific was ending Windows XP support for our hardware device drivers. In that article, I also mentioned that Windows XP support might end for other products... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/28/2017 | Comments: 0
Security codes are the oldest method of securing a data logger. They can effectively prevent innocent tinkering and discourage wannabe hackers—actions that could potentially wreak havoc on the integrity of your data. In this article, I’ll discuss the different security codes and how to use... read more
Author: Alan Hinckley | Last Updated: 06/14/2017 | Comments: 9
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
Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 06/08/2017 | Comments: 3
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
Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 05/31/2017 | Comments: 2
Maybe you’re like me when it comes to skipped scans. I have always disliked seeing skipped scans in my data loggers. I have been trained to watch out for them and do my best to write my CRBasic programs in a way that makes them... read more
Author: Bart Nef | Last Updated: 05/17/2017 | Comments: 8
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
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/04/2017 | Comments: 0
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
Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 04/13/2017 | 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
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/05/2017 | Comments: 0
IP communication has significantly changed the way many of us access our data loggers. 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 data logger.
Sometimes, however, network access to... read more
Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 03/23/2017 | Comments: 2
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
Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 03/08/2017 | Comments: 4
Have you ever set up a Campbell Scientific data logger 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,... read more
Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 02/22/2017 | Comments: 2
Have you come across situations where you want your data logger to initiate data retrieval, rather than your PC? For example, do you have an environmental condition that you want to transmit alarm data for?
Although IP-based communication is prevalent, sometimes you may need data-logger-initiated communication... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/08/2017 | Comments: 0
Are you concerned about frost damage to your crops?
There are a number of high-value crops that are critically vulnerable to frost damage. Especially on buds, flowers, and early fruit, frost can cost growers thousands of dollars per acre.
For a long time, many growers have monitored... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 01/25/2017 | Comments: 12
Have you had problems finding an SMTP server to use to send emails from your data logger? Are compatibility issues causing you to look for a work-around? Keep reading for a solution that may be just what you need.
In 2006, we added the ability... read more
Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 01/11/2017 | Comments: 0
In this short interview, Sam Utley, the product manager for the new CR310, tells us about the enhanced functionality this data logger provides and why he feels the CR310 offers exciting possibilities for our customers. Sam is a member of the Product Management (PM) team... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 12/07/2016 | Comments: 2
The Internet of Things offers a lot of advantages in today’s culture. There are consumer devices that let you monitor and control mood lighting and music in your home, keep track of last week’s leftover dinner in your refrigerator, and help you brew a cup... read more