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Author: Bart Nef | Last Updated: 05/17/2017 | Comments: 4
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: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 04/19/2017 | Comments: 0
The mention of Earth Day often stirs up thoughts in our minds of how we can reduce, reuse, and recycle. It may be easy to think of ways we can improve our habits in our homes, but it may be a little harder to come... 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 dataloggers. 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 datalogger.
Sometimes, however, network access to your datalogger... read more
Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 03/23/2017 | Comments: 0
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
Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 03/08/2017 | Comments: 4
Have you ever set up a Campbell Scientific datalogger as a Modbus slave and discovered that your data was not arriving at your SCADA system as you expected? You may have quickly realized two things: troubleshooting the communication problem is not an easy task, and... read more
Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 02/22/2017 | Comments: 0
Have you come across situations where you want your datalogger to initiate data retrieval, rather than your PC? For example, do you have an environmental condition that you want to transmit alarm data for?
Although IP-based communication is prevalent, sometimes you may need datalogger-initiated communication because... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/15/2017 | Comments: 2
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: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/08/2017 | Comments: 0
Are you concerned about frost damage to your crops?
There are a number of high-value crops that are critically vulnerable to frost damage. Especially on buds, flowers, and early fruit, frost can cost growers thousands of dollars per acre.
For a long time, many growers have monitored... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 01/25/2017 | Comments: 6
Have you had problems finding an SMTP server to use to send emails from your datalogger? Are compatibility issues causing you to look for a work-around? Keep reading for a solution that may be just what you need.
In 2006, we added the ability in... read more
Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 01/11/2017 | Comments: 0
In this short interview, Sam Utley, the product manager for the new CR310, tells us about the enhanced functionality this datalogger provides and why he feels the CR310 offers exciting possibilities for our customers. Sam is a member of the Product Management (PM) team at... read more
Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 01/04/2017 | Comments: 3
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
Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 12/14/2016 | Comments: 0
In this interview, Chod Stephens, the product manager for the new EE181-L, tells us why this new sensor is ideal for Campbell Scientific customers with deployment sites in extreme environments. Chod is the Technical Product Manager for the Environmental Group at Campbell Scientific, Inc. He... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 12/07/2016 | Comments: 2
The Internet of Things offers a lot of advantages in today’s culture. There are consumer devices that let you monitor and control mood lighting and music in your home, keep track of last week’s leftover dinner in your refrigerator, and help you brew a cup... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 11/30/2016 | Comments: 0
If you use Campbell Scientific datalogger support software to connect to your datalogger, you may monitor your data from within the software. Have there been times when you’ve seen “Undefined” or “N/A” instead of your data values? What does that mean, and how do you... read more
Author: Robert Hyatt | Last Updated: 11/10/2016 | Comments: 3
Imagine that you have a datalogger station three hours away that gathers your measurement data. To physically get to your station, not only do you have to drive for three hours, but then you have to hike for an hour up a snow-covered mountain.
A couple... read more
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
Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 10/12/2016 | Comments: 2
What do you do if you have two dataloggers installed really close to each other and you only want to pay the bill for running one cellular modem? How do you get data from both dataloggers using a single modem? How do you get your... read more
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