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Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 09/12/2022 | Comments: 6
As organizations throughout the world continue to strengthen their network and data communications systems to counter increased security threats, we’ve noticed a trend: there’s been an increase in the number of Campbell Scientific customers setting up secure communications between their data loggers and other devices.
SSH... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/09/2021 | Comments: 0
Do you currently use SMSSend() in a CRBasic data logger program to send SMS messages through a Campbell Scientific CELL2XX internal or external cellular module? There are some things you should know about the recent improvements we made that affect how SMSSend() works.
With the release... read more
Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 02/27/2019 | Comments: 4
Have you ever wanted Short Cut to support more sensors? Although Short Cut supports many sensors, you may have found that the sensor you want to measure is not on the list. What do you do then? How do you add that sensor to your... read more
Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 01/09/2019 | Comments: 0
Whether your Edlog-based data logger has a built-in keypad, an external keypad, or no keypad at all, keypad commands are an important field tool. But, if you don’t have a keypad, how do you use keypad commands? In this article, we’ll discuss this topic and... read more
Author: Matt Perry | Last Updated: 01/17/2018 | Comments: 0
During 2017, I was asked several times for a data logger program to retrieve data from Kipp & Zonen’s new RaZON+, a compact-sized dual-axis sun tracker with integrated GPS, smart pyrheliometer, and shaded smart pyranometer. The RaZON+ touts a higher accuracy approach to obtaining solar... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 10/25/2017 | Comments: 2
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.
Let’s start with the more straightforward mode: SequentialMode. The CRBasic Editor... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/11/2017 | Comments: 8
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
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 10/03/2017 | Comments: 7
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
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: 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: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 02/22/2017 | Comments: 6
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: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 01/25/2017 | Comments: 19
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: Robert Hyatt | Last Updated: 11/10/2016 | Comments: 5
Imagine that you have a data logger station three hours away that gathers your measurement data. To physically get to your station, not only do you have to drive for three hours, but then you have to hike for an hour up a snow-covered mountain.
A... read more
Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 09/02/2016 | Comments: 1
Turning your Campbell Scientific data logger 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 data logger as a DNP3 outstation, the... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/08/2016 | Comments: 0
If you have one of our retired data loggers 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... read more
Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 04/21/2016 | Comments: 0
Have you ever had a sensor work on a P (pulse) data logger terminal, but not on a C (control) terminal? Is the list of choices for the PConfig parameter in the PulseCount() instruction daunting? Campbell Scientific data loggers offer several options for measuring pulse... read more
Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 04/07/2016 | Comments: 18
Did you know that you can turn your Campbell Scientific data logger into a Modbus TCP/IP server? Do you know why that’s a good idea? Campbell Scientific data loggers are commonly used as Modbus server devices. This means that the data logger is configured to... read more
Author: Sam Utley | Last Updated: 03/23/2016 | Comments: 10
Note: It appears that after this blog article was written, Weather Underground has been phasing out the “PWS – Upload Protocol.” The following tutorial may or may not work currently or in the future. However, it continues to offer some insight into structuring a CRBasic... read more
Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 03/02/2016 | Comments: 1
Would it be helpful to include data from a reputable source with your own data? If you have permission to use another source’s data for free or by agreement, how can you easily extract the specific data you want to use without doing a lot... read more
Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 01/20/2016 | Comments: 0
Have you heard of DNP3 but been unsure of what it is or what it’s used for? In this brief article, I’ll introduce you to this communications protocol, its role in SCADA applications, and how you can use it with your Campbell Scientific equipment and... read more