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ARCHER-PCON Field Data-Collection Package
Field PC with Software
Collect and view data, and perform simple datalogger maintenance
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux & turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

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 datalogger.

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Benefits and Features

  • Compatible with most Campbell Scientific dataloggers
  • Monitors and graphs data on site
  • Allows you to control dataloggers and transfer datalogger 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

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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 datalogger. The software allows you to collect, graph, and display the datalogger data; set datalogger flags, ports, and clock; and transfer datalogger 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 Female to 9-Pin Male Serial Data Cable

Specifications

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)

Keyboard

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

Ports

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.

Battery

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.

Compatibility

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

Dataloggers

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to ARCHER-PCON: 3

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

  2. 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.

  3. The Archer-PCon Field Data-Collection Package 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 datalogger.

    PConnectCE was not developed to run on Windows 7. Therefore, some additional steps are needed to get PConnectCE running correctly on a Windows 7 PC. 

    There are two issues with PConnectCE and Windows 7. One issue is that, starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft declared ActiveSync obsolete and began shipping the Windows Mobile Device Center instead. The other issue involves the User Account Control (UAC) feature in Windows.

    When attempting to install PConnectCE on a Windows 7 PC, a message appears that ActiveSync cannot be found. By continuing with the installation, a failure message related to the UAC may or may not appear. Windows 7, however, has a self-healing feature for application compatibility. To use this feature, do the following:

    1. Start installing PConnectCE for a second time.
    2. Ignore the ActiveSync error.
    3. When a message appears asking if the software should be run in compatibility mode, choose Yes.
    4. The installation will continue. Everything should work correctly after the installation is finished. 

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