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Displaying 1 - 14 of 14 articles authored by: Jacob Davis

Edlog Data Logger Support and You

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 12/05/2018 | Comments: 0

edlog data logger support and you

Just like people, data loggers can enter a phase of life called retirement. Our older, Edlog data loggers have been retired for some time now, and we have continued to provide free support for these reliable devices. We include free support when you purchase our... read more

Understanding the Roles of Data Loggers, RTUs, PLCs, and PACs

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 02/28/2018 | Comments: 1

understanding the roles of data loggers, rtus, plcs, and pacs

Now and then, someone will ask if a Campbell Scientific data logger can be used in place of a PLC (programmable logic controller) or an RTU (remote terminal unit). Admittedly, it is not a simple question to answer. The capabilities of modern PLCs, RTUs, and... read more

Why Do Variable Wind Speed Readings Occur with a Constant Wind?

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 01/31/2018 | Comments: 4

why do variable wind speed readings occur with a constant wind?

At some point, you may have watched the real-time wind readings from your data logger and seen the wind speed bouncing back and forth. Then, you probably wondered if it really was that gusty outside. In many cases, what you are seeing is the resolution... read more

How Safe Are Your Campbell Scientific Devices from KRACK?

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 12/22/2017 | Comments: 0

how safe are your campbell scientific devices from krack?

Just recently, the KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) Wi-Fi vulnerability was publicized. You might be wondering what it is and how it affects the security of your Campbell Scientific devices and data. The KRACK vulnerability exists in the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) security standard used on... read more

How to Use Call-back Capability so Your Data Logger Initiates Data Retrieval

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 02/22/2017 | Comments: 2

how to use call-back capability so your data logger initiates data retrieval

Have you come across situations where you want your data logger 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 data-logger-initiated communication... read more

The Many Possibilities of PakBus Networking

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 10/12/2016 | Comments: 4

the many possibilities of pakbus networking

What do you do if you have two data loggers 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 data loggers using a single modem? How do you... read more

Get to Know Your Data Logger’s Spare Tire: The Lithium Battery

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 05/18/2016 | Comments: 0

get to know your data logger’s spare tire: the lithium battery

When was the last time you checked the air pressure on your automobile’s spare tire? What if you were driving along, got a flat tire, and discovered that your spare tire was flat as well? We don’t often think about our spare tire until we... read more

How to Select the Correct Pulse Type for Your Measurements

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 04/21/2016 | Comments: 0

how to select the correct pulse type for your measurements

Have you ever had a sensor work on a P (pulse) data logger terminal, but not on a C (control) terminal? Is the list of choices for the PConfig parameter in the PulseCount() instruction daunting? Campbell Scientific data loggers offer several options for measuring pulse... read more

How to Handle Common Issues with USB to RS-232 Adapter Cables

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 01/27/2016 | Comments: 0

how to handle common issues with usb to rs-232 adapter cables

Have you had difficulty using a USB to RS-232 adapter to connect your RS-232 device to a computer? If so, you are not alone. Our customers frequently encounter issues with these adapters. In this article, I’ll briefly discuss the origin of these issues and provide... read more

How to Convert Wind Directions in Degrees to Compass Directions

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 01/06/2016 | Comments: 2

how to convert wind directions in degrees to compass directions

Do you feel lost when sifting through wind direction data that is listed in degrees? For example, can you picture in your mind what direction 195 degrees is? Would it be easier if your data logger could put your data in compass directions instead? In... read more

IP Communication Basics for Data Logger Users

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 10/14/2015 | Comments: 0

ip communication basics for data logger users

Are you configuring your data logger but confused about all the IP (Internet Protocol) settings? Do you know what the settings mean and what you should set them to? Most of us data logger users do not have a background in computer science or network administration.... 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

How to Prevent Skipped Scans and a Sunburn

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 06/17/2015 | Comments: 3

how to prevent skipped scans and a sunburn

Through programming, relatively slow SDI-12 measurements can coexist, without problems, alongside fast measurements. To illustrate the need for accommodations in your data logger program, I will share the story of the worst sunburn I ever got. Southern Peru is near the Pacific Ocean, yet is... read more

6 Common Communication Problems Involving Serial Connections

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 4

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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