In this short interview, Kevin Rhodes, the product manager for the new CR300, tells us how this new datalogger will be helpful to Campbell Scientific customers and why he thinks the CR300 is a great value. Kevin is the Director of Product Management at Campbell Scientific, Inc. He was interviewed by Robin Deissinger, the blog editor.
The CR300 Datalogger is the result of listening to our customers, especially those who embed our dataloggers in their own products. We heard that these customers desired the functionality and versatility of the CR1000 Measurement and Control Datalogger with a lower cost and smaller form factor.
Like the CR200X Datalogger, the CR300 is a lower-cost datalogger, but it is a better solution for these customers for several reasons:
By combining CR1000 functionality and versatility with the CR200X form factor at a comparable price, our customers now have the best of both worlds.
I am excited about the CR300 Datalogger because it overcomes all of the limitations we have heard about from our CR200X customers. The CR300 is the best-value datalogger we have ever built. The operating system of the CR300 is based on the CR1000, but I call it a “light” OS; it has almost all of the CR1000 functionality in a small form factor. In addition, the CR300 processor is much faster than the one used in both the CR200X and the CR1000.
Here are some more reasons why I’m excited about the CR300 and hope our customers will be too:
Actually, the nice part about the CR300 is that it is not so different from our other dataloggers. This means that the learning curve is very small. Integrators can capitalize on their knowledge of CRBasic and our popular CR800, CR1000, and CR3000 dataloggers for use with this lower-cost datalogger.
If you think of our dataloggers as a family, the CR300 is positioned as the little sister. But she is definitely growing up. This product was designed to replace the CR200X dataloggers. It fills the lower-cost, high-configurability niche.
Released on March 14, 2016, the CR300 is available for ordering. This datalogger is the first in a series of low-cost, high-value dataloggers. You can look forward to new built-in wireless telemetry options in the future.
Do you want to learn more? Visit our CR300 web page.
Recommended for You: For more information about getting started with the CR300, visit the CR300 Getting Started page.
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