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Understanding the Ins and Outs of RF Connectors

Author: Sam Utley | Last Updated: 03/30/2016 | Comments: 4

understanding the ins and outs of rf connectors

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

4 tips to successfully run an md485 network with extreme cable lengths

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: 1

how to access and control your raven modem via tcp/ip

Have you ever wanted the ability to control your Raven cellular modem with your data logger? 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... read more

How to Test COM Ports and Short Haul Modems

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

how to test com ports and short haul modems

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

Why Modbus Matters: An Introduction

Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 09/02/2015 | Comments: 0

why modbus matters: an introduction

You may have heard of Modbus (a widely used communications protocol), but do you know why it is often used with Campbell Scientific data loggers? Do you know how to use Modbus for communication between your data loggers and other Modbus-capable devices? Modbus is just one... read more

4 Ways to Make Your Data More Secure

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

4 ways to make your data more secure

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

6 Common Communication Problems Involving Serial Connections

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 6

6 common communication problems involving serial connections

Your data logger 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-data-logger communication over a serial... read more

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