It should come as no surprise that the CR1000 datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been an incredibly successful data logger. With nearly 100,000 deployed, this data logger has been installed on every continent on the earth. Using the design success of the CR1000, Campbell Scientific integrated many of the elements of the CR6 (introduced in 2014) to create the new CR1000X. The CR1000X is a hybrid of two very successful products.
For those of you who are new to the world of data loggers, the CR1000X is a low-powered device designed to be used in a wide variety of applications for measurement, data storage, and control. This data logger is rugged enough for extreme conditions and has a reliability that makes it an excellent choice for remote environmental applications where data integrity is vital—such as weather stations, mesonets, wind profiling, air quality monitoring, hydrological systems, water quality monitoring, and hydromet stations.
The following are just seven of the benefits that the CR1000X offers:
Some of these benefits will be discussed in greater detail in future blog articles.
Eventually, the CR1000X will replace the CR1000, but the CR1000 will be sold concurrently with the CR1000X for some time. We anticipate that the CR1000 will be retired in December of 2019, with support continuing until December of 2029.
CR1000 dataloggers can be easily replaced with CR1000X dataloggers. Although they share the same programming language, to use an old CR1000 program on a new CR1000X will likely require some simple modifications. These changes may include port designators for measurements and control instructions, or analog measurement range codes.
There are several resources to provide you with more information about the CR1000X:
Additional resources, such as blog articles, will be linked to this article in the future.
If you have questions about the CR1000X, please post them below.