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Author: Michelle Welch | Last Updated: 01/04/2018 | Comments: 2
Did you know that you are just a click or tap away from new and improved online data logger assistance? If you have a CR1000X, CR6, or CR300-series datalogger, you’ll want to visit our new resource that is available to you 24/7.
Our new online user... read more
Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 12/22/2017 | Comments: 0
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
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 11/29/2017 | Comments: 0
What do expansion peripherals do, and how is integrating them helpful? Expansion peripherals have two purposes: to expand the capabilities of the data logger, both in channel count and functionality, and to improve measurement quality. What if we could provide both and make it easier... 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: 4
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: 3
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: 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: 08/17/2017 | Comments: 0
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 data logger, how do you know which one is... 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: 2
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: 1
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: 0
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