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How Safe Are Your Campbell Scientific Devices from KRACK?

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 12/14/2017 | Comments: 0

how safe are your campbell scientific devices from krack?

Just recently, the KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) Wi-Fi vulnerability was publicized. You might be wondering what it is and how it affects the security of your Campbell Scientific devices and data. The KRACK vulnerability exists in the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) security standard used on... read more

Integrated Peripherals: Expansion made easy

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 11/29/2017 | Comments: 0

integrated peripherals: expansion made easy

What do expansion peripherals do, and how is integrating them helpful? Expansion peripherals have two purposes: to expand the capabilities of the datalogger, both in channel count and functionality, and to improve measurement quality. What if we could provide both and make it easier to... read more

Daylight Saving Time and Your Data Logger

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 10/30/2017 | Comments: 7

daylight saving time and your data logger

Do you need to do anything to your datalogger or software to compensate for the end of daylight saving time? Read this short article to find out! Residents of many parts of North America, and various areas around the world, continue to observe the practice of... read more

Understanding CRBasic Program Compile Modes: Sequential and Pipeline

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 10/25/2017 | Comments: 0

understanding crbasic program compile modes: sequential and pipeline

Have you ever noticed a message saying that your CRBasic program compiled in PipelineMode or SequentialMode? What does it mean? And, when does it matter? In this article, we’ll look at these two modes. Sequential Mode Let’s start with the more straightforward mode: SequentialMode. The CRBasic Editor... read more

Replacing Your CR1000 Datalogger with a CR1000X: What You Should Know

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/11/2017 | Comments: 0

replacing your cr1000 datalogger with a cr1000x: what you should know

As soon as people learned that we were replacing the CR1000 datalogger with the CR1000X datalogger, they asked us these questions: “Can I load a program I wrote for my CR1000 into a CR1000X?” and “Will the CR1000X fit in the same space as my... read more

Do You Use R? Here's a Tool for Importing Campbell Scientific Data

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 10/03/2017 | Comments: 2

do you use r? here's a tool for importing campbell scientific data

You may be familiar with R for data processing and analysis. But do you know how to easily import data that is in Campbell Scientific’s TOA5 format into R? In this article, I’ll briefly discuss R and TOA5, and then share a function to create... read more

Measuring the Sun More Accurately and Simply

Author: Chod Stephens | Last Updated: 09/13/2017 | Comments: 2

measuring the sun more accurately and simply

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

New Ethernet over USB Functionality for Dataloggers

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 08/30/2017 | Comments: 3

new ethernet over usb functionality for dataloggers

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

A Quick Comparison of the CR1000X, CR1000, and CR6 Dataloggers

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 08/17/2017 | Comments: 0

a quick comparison of the cr1000x, cr1000, and cr6 dataloggers

We recently released the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, and you may be wondering how it compares with our widely used CR1000 datalogger and our innovative CR6 datalogger. If you’re in the market for a new datalogger, how do you know which one is best... read more

Introducing the CR1000X: A New Generation of Dataloggers with Proven Functionality

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 08/02/2017 | Comments: 3

introducing the cr1000x: a new generation of dataloggers with proven functionality

It should come as no surprise that the CR1000 datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been an incredibly successful datalogger. With nearly 100,000 deployed, this datalogger has been installed on every continent on the earth. Using the design success of the CR1000, Campbell Scientific integrated many... read more

Changes to Microsoft Windows Operating System Support in Campbell Scientific Software

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 07/19/2017 | Comments: 0

changes to microsoft windows operating system support in campbell scientific software

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

How to Use Data Logger Security Codes

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/28/2017 | Comments: 0

how to use data logger security codes

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

Pyranometers: What You Need to Know

Author: Alan Hinckley | Last Updated: 06/14/2017 | Comments: 2

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 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

Air Temperature and RH Sensors: What You Need to Know

Author: Bart Nef | Last Updated: 05/17/2017 | Comments: 6

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 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

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