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Overview

Current Version: 4.4

PC200W is a free starter software package designed for first-time users or users with simple data communication needs; it provides basic tools (clock set, program download, monitor data, retrieve data, etc.). PC200W supports direct connections between a PC and datalogger (no telecommunications or scheduled data-collection support).

After a program is created with our Short Cut Program Generator (included), PC200W is typically used to download the program to the datalogger.

PC200W is included on our ResourceDVD.

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Benefits and Features

  • Provides basic tools (clock set, program download, monitor measurements, retrieve data, terminal emulation, etc.)
  • Compatible with most Campbell Scientific dataloggers
  • Communicates with mixed-array, table, and PakBus® datalogger operating systems
  • Can be downloaded free of charge; see Downloads section or Download Now button

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Detailed Description

PC200W was designed expressly for the beginning user so a manual is not necessary. Context-sensitive help is available throughout the program by pressing F1.

Communications1

PC200W allows you to:

  • Send programs to the dataloggers
  • Collect data
  • Set the datalogger clock
  • Access a terminal emulation mode

Data Processing and Display

PC200W collects and stores data in comma separated files on your PC. It includes View Pro, which displays data files in tabular or graphical form. For mixed-array dataloggers, a simple Split program is included that separates arrays in a data file into separate files.

CardConvert

CardConvert is used to convert and save binary data from a PC Card, CompactFlash® card, or microSD card. Our CR5000 and CR9000X dataloggers store data on a PC Card via their on-board PCMCIA card slot, and store data on a CompactFlash card via the CF1 CompactFlash Adapter. Our CR1000 and CR3000 dataloggers store data on a CompactFlash card via the CFM100 CompactFlash Module or NL116 Ethernet Interface and CompactFlash Module. Our CR6 datalogger stores data on a microSD card.

Datalogger Programming

PC200W includes Short Cut2 for creating simple datalogger programs. Programs created with the CRBasic Editor3 or Edlog4 can be sent to the datalogger using PC200W.

License for Use

PC200W is copyrighted software. Campbell Scientific distributes this software free of charge to enable users to work with Campbell Scientific data acquisition equipment. PC200W may be freely copied; however, neither PC200W nor any of its files may be sold or included in any other software or altered in any way without prior permission from Campbell Scientific, Inc.

Limited Warranty

Campbell Scientific, Inc., does not warrant that the soft ware will meet licensee’s requirements or that the software or documentation are error free or that the operation of the software will be uninterrupted. Campbell Scientific, Inc., is not responsible for problems caused by computer hardware, computer operating systems or the use of Campbell Scientific, Inc.’s software with non-Campbell Scientific, Inc. software.

All warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed and excluded. Campbell Scientific, Inc., shall not in any case be liable for special, incidental, consequential, indirect, or other similar damages even if Campbell Scientific, Inc., has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Campbell Scientific, Inc., is not responsible for any costs incurred as result of lost profi ts or revenue, loss of use of the software, loss of data, cost of re-creating lost data, the cost of any substitute program, claims by any party other than licensee, or for other similar costs.

Licensee’s sole and exclusive remedy is set forth in this limited warranty. Campbell Scientific, Inc.’s aggregrate liability arising from, or relating to, this agreement or the software or documentation (regardless of the form of action; e.g., contract, tort, computer malpractice, fraud and/or otherwise) is limited to the purchase price paid by the licensee.

Notes

1PC200W only supports direct communications. Telemetry requires either LoggerNet or PC400 Datalogger Support Software. LoggerNet also supports scheduled data collection For more information, contact Campbell Scientific.

2Short Cut Program Generator can also be downloaded, at no charge, from www.campbellsci.com/downloads and is provided on our
ResourceDVD.

3CRBasic is a program editor included in LoggerNet and PC400 Datalogger Support Software.

4Edlog is a program editor included in LoggerNet and PC400 Datalogger Support Software.

Specifications

General

Current Version 4.4
Operating System Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP

Compatibility

Computer Requirements

Recommended computer operating systems—Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10

Communications

Only direct connection between the PC and datalogger is supported (telecommunications are not supported and neither is scheduled data collection).

Datalogger Considerations

Compatible Contemporary Dataloggers

CR200(X) Series CR800/CR850 CR1000 CR3000 CR6 CR9000X CR300 Series

Compatible Retired Dataloggers

CR500 CR510 CR10 CR10X 21X CR23X CR9000 CR5000 CR7X

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Downloads

PC200W v.4.4 (65.1 MB) 04-29-2016

Our starter software that supports direct connection between a datalogger and a computer. Short Cut, Device Configuration Utility and CardConvert are included.

Note: More recent versions of Short Cut and Device Configuration Utility have been released and are available as individual downloads.

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PC200W Spanish v.4.1 (816 KB) 02-17-2012

Spanish language files for PC200W 4.1.

Short Cut v.3.2 (20.2 MB) 03-11-2016

Short Cut creates simple programs for our CR200-series, CR300-series, CR510, CR500, CR10(X), 21X, CR23X, CR6, CR800, CR1000, CR3000, CR5000 and CR9000X dataloggers. Both mixed array and table data operating systems are supported. Short Cut also supports our ET106, ET107 and MetData1 weather stations. The newest version includes the latest sensor files.

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Device Configuration Utility v.2.12 (43.9 MB) 03-11-2016

A software utility used to download operating systems and set up Campbell Scientific hardware. Also will update PakBus Graph and the Network Planner if they have been installed previously by another Campbell Scientific software package.

Known Windows XP Issue:

This software release includes Campbell Scientific USB drivers that will not install on Windows XP. To keep current with up and coming security requirements, the drivers have been signed with a SHA-256 encryption which is not supported by Windows XP. Windows XP users who have a need to install USB drivers for Campbell Scientific products can contact Campbell Scientific for an alternate solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to PC200W: 30

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  1. Units cannot be displayed in the Monitor Data tab of PC200W.  When data is collected using PC200W, the units, if known, are contained in the header of the data file. They can be displayed in View by selecting the View | Show Full Header menu item.

  2. The latest version of PC200W can be downloaded free-of-charge from the Downloads area of the PC200W product page. 

  3. A control port must first be configured for output in the datalogger program before it can be toggled on or off. Consequently, if a selected port doesn’t appear to change, the program may not have the port configured for output. (Refer to the operator’s manual for the datalogger for more information.)

    The retired CR500 and CR510 have two control ports; however, only one of the ports, control port 1, can be configured for output. Therefore, control port 2 cannot be toggled on or off. It is included on the display so that its status can be monitored.

  4. Yes. To clear data tables, follow these steps:

    1. Connect to the datalogger, and open the Station Status window.
    2. On the Table Fill Times tab, select the tables to clear.
    3. Press the Reset Tables button.
    • PC208W is a retired datalogger support software package. It was replaced by LoggerNet in 2004.
    • PC200W is the current free starter software package. 
  5. Follow these steps:

    1. In PC200W, connect to the datalogger.
    2. Select File Control in the Datalogger menu.
    3. Select CPU under Device to show all of the files on the CPU. 
    4. Select a file.
    5. Press the Delete button to remove the file from the CPU.
    6. Repeat Step 4 and Step 5 to delete any files (programs) no longer needed and free up space on the CPU.
  6. The Device Configuration Utility is included with PC200W. It is also available free-of-charge as a stand-alone product on the Downloads page of our website.

  7. After a multiplexer has been added in Short Cut (SCWin), all the sensors that can be added to the multiplexer are listed in the Available Sensors and Devices tree. Short Cut only allows two different sensors to be added to a multiplexer if they are both measured using the same type of measurement (that is, single-ended, differential, half bridge, 3-wire half bridge, etc.). After a sensor is added to the multiplexer, the Available Sensors and Devices tree lists only those sensors that require the same type of measurement as the first sensor added.

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