PC208W 3.0 Released
Version 3.0 of our general purpose datalogger support software began shipping in early December. See the July issue of the CSI Update or check our WWW site for details on new features. We recommend upgrades for users who: collect data using schedules at midnight on Windows NT systems (fixed a bug related to NT), use phone modems intensively (added hardware flow control, etc.), want quick graphing of collected data (to check sensors in the field), or need data collection using command lines and desktop shortcuts. Upgrades are $145 per license for any earlier Windows or DOS version of PC208W or PC208.
This easy-to-use, no-cost software is available from
www.campbellsci.com/ pub/outgoing/files/pc200w10.exe. Version 1.1, scheduled for release in early spring, will support the CR510 datalogger and include the new Viewer with graphing capability. PC200W requires a direct communication link to the datalogger and is an excellent choice for beginning users or those who only need basic functionality using standard CSI sensors. (Choose PC208W if you need scheduled data collection, telecommunications, or full-featured datalogger program editing and data processing.)
RTDM is our graphical display software that lets you build forms to display data on strip charts, dials, and digital labels. It takes a few hours to learn the "object-oriented" style, but an excellent tutorial is available from the Help/Getting Started menu selection. RTDM will update its graphs automatically as new data is collected by PC208W and can even generate JPEG files for use on WWW sites. A new version is expected in late winter to fix some minor bugs and add a few new tools, such as a Wind Meter. This update is free until May 31, 1999 (contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your upgrade and be prepared to send in your original diskettes).