We’ve recently had an exciting new addition to our family of LoggerNet datalogger support software. In this brief article, I’ll introduce you to this mobile app and tell you how you can get it free of charge.
You are probably familiar with LoggerNet, our PC-based software product that is used to communicate with, program, and collect data from Campbell Scientific dataloggers. LoggerNet consists of a software server that runs on a PC, as well as several "client" applications. The clients connect to the server, and the server, in turn, connects to the dataloggers. Similarly, the dataloggers connect to the server, and the server then sends the datalogger messages to the clients.
In mid-January, our newest LoggerNet family member arrived: LoggerNet Mobile Connect. LoggerNet Mobile Connect is a mobile app that runs on iOS or Android devices. The app connects to the LoggerNet server in a manner similar to any other LoggerNet client.
With LoggerNet Mobile Connect, you can use a tablet or smartphone to connect to any LoggerNet server that is accessible via TCP/IP. That means that you can use your mobile device to connect to any Campbell Scientific datalogger that the LoggerNet server can communicate with.
LoggerNet Mobile Connect includes the features most important to you when you’re away from your PC and need to check on the dataloggers in your network. Using the mobile app you can do the following:
There are some compatibility requirements you should be aware of:
Note: At the time of this post, the current shipping version of LoggerNet is 4.3. Within the next few months, we expect to ship LoggerNet 4.4. This upcoming version of LoggerNet will include a simple security model so that your LoggerNet server is protected from unintended access. (Currently, security is available only in LoggerNet Admin.)
We’re excited about this new addition to our LoggerNet family and hope you are too. Head on over to the Apple Store or Google Play to see screenshots, or to download the app and give it a try. If you think LoggerNet Mobile Connect will be useful for keeping an eye on your LoggerNet network, leave a comment and tell us about it.