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Answers to 5 Common Questions about Storing Data to Memory Cards

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 01/04/2017 | Comments: 0

You may use CompactFlash or microSD memory cards for external storage of your datalogger data, but are you using your cards correctly? In this article, I’ll answer some common questions you may have about memory card usage. Recommended for You: If you haven’t done so... read more

Sharing Your Monitored Data via Social Media

Author: Barbra Utley | Last Updated: 10/28/2016 | Comments: 0

Whether you measure and monitor conditions for flooding, road weather, aviation, fire, or avalanches, your data is important to you and those with whom you share it. Oftentimes, sharing your data quickly is critical, as conditions may change rapidly and require prompt action. In this... read more

The Internet of Things (IoT) – Doing Our “Thing” Since Y2K

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 09/28/2016 | Comments: 0

We all remember the year 2000 as the year that The World As We Know It would come to an end. Computer systems were predicted to come crashing down on January 1, leaving in their wake failing infrastructure that would affect millions of lives. In... read more

Line of Sight: More than Meets the Eye

Author: Travis McKissack | Last Updated: 07/21/2016 | Comments: 0

When it comes to designing an RF (radio frequency) telemetry link, many people know that you need to ensure that there is an unobstructed line-of-sight (LOS) between the transmitting and receiving antennas. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that there is more to this seemingly obvious... read more

Pick a Memory Card, but Not Just Any Memory Card

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 06/01/2016 | Comments: 0

You may already know that you can add external data storage to your datalogger with flash-memory cards. But do you know what kind of card you need—or if you even need one? In this article, I’ll answer these and other memory card questions. In a... read more

Understanding the Ins and Outs of RF Connectors

Author: Sam Utley | Last Updated: 03/30/2016 | Comments: 2

While you may have no problem identifying which standard polarity RF connectors are male or female, do you find it difficult to identify the gender of reverse polarity connectors? If so, don’t worry. You are certainly not alone. In addition to the gender issue, it’s... read more

4 Tips to Successfully Run an MD485 Network with Extreme Cable Lengths

Author: Andrew Sandford | Last Updated: 12/23/2015 | Comments: 0

Do you have a network of devices, connected using MD485 interfaces, so spread out that extremely long cables are required? Are you worried that the distances, and resultant cable lengths, may be causing communication problems? In this brief article, we’ll look at four tips that... read more

How to Access and Control Your Raven Modem via TCP/IP

Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 12/09/2015 | Comments: 0

Have you ever wanted the ability to control your Raven cellular modem with your datalogger? Would it be nice to be able to get data on the health of your cellular modem and its data network? Maybe you even want to reset your Raven modem.... read more

How to Test COM Ports and Short Haul Modems

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 12/02/2015 | Comments: 0

Has an electrical surge or other event made you concerned that your COM port or short haul modem may not be operating properly? Do you know how to test for this? In this brief article, we’ll look at some simple tests you can perform to... read more

4 Ways to Make Your Data More Secure

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 07/15/2015 | Comments: 0

Your data is valuable, and sometimes that value is reduced if unauthorized users have access to it. For this reason, Campbell Scientific dataloggers have numerous methods of restricting access to your data. This article is an overview of four available methods for securing your data.... read more

6 Common Communication Problems Involving Serial Connections

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 2

Your datalogger may record great data, but if you can't retrieve it, the data isn’t going to do you much good. To ensure your successful data retrieval, it’s essential that you can troubleshoot possible problems that may arise with PC-to-datalogger communication over a serial connection.... read more


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