How do the PC200W, PC400, VisualWeather, and LoggerNet software options compare?

Campbell Scientific offers four software options, which are outlined below:

  1. PC200W
    • Provides basic tools (clock set, program download, monitor data, retrieve data, etc.)
    • Only works with direct connections between a PC and a data logger (that is, connecting through a serial COM port)
    • Does not work with telecommunication, such as phone modems or Internet
    • Offers simple tools to view and graph data files
    • Includes Short Cut for generating programs
    • Does not include the CRBasic or Edlog program editors
    • Does not do automated scheduled data collection
    • Is available as a free download from our website
  2. PC400
    • Has all of the features of the PC200W
    • Works with additional telecommunications options, such as IP ports and phone modems
    • Does not work with combined communication options such as phone-to-radio
    • Offers additional features, including the CRBasic and Edlog program editors
    • Does not do automated scheduled data collection
    • Is not offered as a trial version and must be purchased
  3. VisualWeather
    • Has been designed for use with weather stations
    • Allows connection to the station, viewing of current conditions, and data collection
    • Does not include the CRBasic Editor or Edlog program editors
    • Generates reports and graphs
    • Does automated scheduled data collection
    • Can be set up to create web content and transfer it to a web server via FTP
    • Is available as a 30 day downloadable trial version
  4. LoggerNet
    • Is not as simple to use as VisualWeather, but contains the tools needed to communicate with, program, manage, and collect data from a single data logger or a network of data loggers
    • Includes the CRBasic and Edlog program editors
    • Can communicate with any configuration of hardware and telemetry offered by Campbell Scientific
    • Includes tools to view, graph, and manipulate data files
    • Does automated scheduled data collection
    • Has a task manager to manipulate data files following collection
    • Is available as a 30 day downloadable trial version

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