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ARCHER-PCON Field Data-Collection Package
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Archer-PCon provides a portable data collection solution for Campbell Scientific data acquisition systems. It consists of Juniper Systems’ Archer Field PC, Campbell Scientific’s PConnectCE Datalogger Support Software, and the hardware required to connect the field PC to a Campbell Scientific data logger.

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Benefits and Features

  • Compatible with most Campbell Scientific data loggers
  • Monitors and graphs data on site
  • Allows you to control data loggers and transfer data logger programs
  • Ultra-rugged, ensuring that your data is safe—even in extreme environments
  • Operates in temperatures as cold as -30°C or as hot as 50°C
  • Outdoor readable color display with portrait or landscape view
  • Long battery life—up to 20 hours
  • Completely sealed against dust and water
  • Easy-to-grip overmolding
  • Large, tactile, backlit keys


Detailed Description

The ultrarugged Archer Field PC ensures that your data is safe—even in extreme environments. With an IP67 sealed rating, it is completely sealed against dust and water. And it won’t break down or fail in extreme temperatures—it is made to operate in temperatures as cold as -30°C or as hot as 50°C.

PConnectCE software supports communications between the Archer Field PC and a Campbell Scientific data logger. The software allows you to collect, graph, and display the data logger data; set data logger flags, ports, and clock; and transfer data logger programs.

Archer-PCon Components

  • Archer Field PC
  • Hand Strap
  • International Wall Charger Kit (includes wall charger and USA, Euro, UK, and Australian plug adapters)
  • USB Cable (mini to full)
  • Full-sized Captured Stylus
  • Microsoft® Getting Started CD
  • Documentation CD with User Manual
  • Premium Screen Protectors
  • Connector Protector
  • Software CD with PConnectCE
  • SC32B Optically Isolated RS-232 Interface and interface cables
  • 10873 9-Pin Socket (Female) to 9-Pin Pin (Male) Serial Data Cable


Construction Magnesium case with scratch-resistant powder coat, and easy-to-grip, impact-absorbing overmold
Processor 520 Mhz, Intel XScale PXA270
Archer Field PC OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1
Memory 128 MB RAM (256 MB of internal data storage)
Display Description High Visibility 1/4 VGA TFT Color
Certifications and Standards FCC Class B; CE Mark; EN60950; RoHS Compliant; FM Approved Class I, Div 2
IP Standard IP67 waterproof and dustproof
Shockproof Survives multiple drops from 1.5 m (5 ft) onto concrete.
Environmental Testing Standards MIL-STD810F for water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, temperature
Operating Temperature -30° to +55°C (Minimum temperature for Bluetooth communication is -20°C.)
Storage Temperature -30° to +60°C
Dimensions 16.5 x 8.9 x 4.3 cm (6.5 x 3.5 x 1.7 in.)
Weight 482 g (17 oz)


Additional Features LED backlit keys
Available Buttons Start, four-way directional, enter applications manager, power, and context menu
(Key functions can be user defined.)


Serial RS-232C 9-pin sub D connector with 5 Vdc power on DTR pin
Power Jack 12 Vdc @ 800 mA power in (10 to 18 V unregulated)

Memory Card Slots

CompactFlash (CF) One type-1 or type-2 CF card fits into the CF card slot. Use only industrial-grade CF cards with a storage capacity of ≤ 2 GB.
Secure Digital (SD) One SD card or Secure Digital Input Output (SDIO) card fits into the SD card slot.


Type Intelligent 3900 mAhr Li-Ion
Expected Life Operates for more than 20 hours on one charge.
Time to Recharge Charges in 4 to 6 hours.


Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Data Loggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR3000 (retired)
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR800 (retired)
CR850 (retired)
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to ARCHER-PCON: 2

  1. Data files are stored on the PDA in a binary format with a .bdf extension. When they are transferred during the hot sync process, PConnectCE converts them to comma-separated ASCII. The collected data files must be saved in the My Documents folder on the PDA; if not, the conversion process does not take place. The files are transferred to the PC in their original format with a .bdf extension.

    Try copying the BDF file back to the PDA in the My Documents folder. Then perform the hot sync again. If the file has not been corrupted in the copying process, PConnectCE should find it in the appropriate directory during the next hot sync and perform the conversion.

    The files are also transferred in their original format if a process other than PConnectCE transfers the file before PConnectCE is able to transfer it. To resolve this issue, disable any other processes in ActiveSync/Windows Mobile Device Center that may be transferring the file. After resolving the issue, try copying the BDF file back to the PDA in the My Documents folder, and perform the hot sync again.

  2. Yes. The Archer-PCon package includes PConnectCE software. The PConnectCE manual includes instructions for installing the software.

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