2018 Partners Conference Schedule Learn what will take place at the conference

Conference Schedule

We have created a full agenda of exciting workshops, presentations, and other events to make the 2018 Partners Conference as useful as we can for you. We are focused on helping you understand how Campbell Scientific products can make your projects successful.

Workshop topics will include the latest products and technologies related to:

  • Dataloggers (including the new CR1000X)
  • Communications
  • Sensors
  • Software
  • Specific applications

We'll also include sessions focused on marketing your products and services.


Case Study Presentation Invitation

We're looking for several presenters who would like to present a 25-minute case study on a unique or interesting application of Campbell Scientific products. Not every case study will be chosen, but we hope to include applications from a variety of fields. Please use the following criteria when determining which case study to share:

  1. Stories that show how Campbell Scientific products are helping improve the world.
  2. Stories about how you solved measurement and control challenges using Campbell Scientific products.
  3. Applications that demonstrate the flexibility, reliability, and ruggedness of Campbell Scientific products.

If you are interested, please send a summary of your case study to partners-conference@campbellsci.com


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Workshop Key
Dataloggers
Sensors
Communications
Applications
Software
Miscellaneous

Monday, October 01

07:30
Registration
Grand Reception Hall
08:30
Mahogany

Company road map: where we have been and where we are going.
09:00
Elm

Advanced, hands-on training with the CR1000X.
Cottonwood

Weather station siting and installation considerations, common measurement standards, and an introduction to CS weather systems.
Willow

When and why you need a faster datalogger: fast measurements, fast processing.
Juniper

A review of instructions used in the existing line of dataloggers—specifically the CR300, CR800, CR1000, CR1000X, CR3000, and CR6—to communicate with sensors that output serial data (RS-232, RS-485, and RS-422). Also included are program examples demonstrating the use of these instructions with sensors connected to a datalogger.
Maple

A look at the different things that can be done through the datalogger web interface and associated API.
10:30
Elm

Advanced, hands-on training with the CR1000X.
Cottonwood

The CR300, CR310, CR6, and CR1000X dataloggers all have the ability to have a custom interface. The hydromet group has developed a user interface for the water-level market, namely the USGS. This interface is a product that can be offered to customers, and it is an example of what can be done with the new dataloggers and associated operating system.
Willow

Learn how to keep intellectual property you have developed, in the form of datalogger programs, confidential.
Juniper

A breakdown of SDI-12 measurements: how to configure, troubleshoot, and use additional SDI-12 commands. Also, a review of SDI-12 Version 1.4.
Maple

The CR300, CR310, CR6, and CR1000X dataloggers all have the ability to have a custom interface. In our 2017 conference, we had a couple of sessions introducing this functionality. Specific examples of custom interfaces will be shown. These have been recently developed and are being offered (or soon will be) as products (MeteoPV, Hydro-Link, FieldTool, the default datalogger web app). As we examine the web-based code used under the hood that was used to create these products, ideas for additional products/interfaces can be formulated by participants. The process by which partners can create additional custom interfaces for these dataloggers will be discussed.
12:05
Lunch
Redwood
13:15
Elm

A comparison of the CR1000X to the CR1000 and CR6.
Cottonwood

Updates and discussions of new or recently released products for the solar energy markets. Specific products being reviewed include the MetoPV, CS240DM, and MetSens systems.
Willow

How to store or move data to an external source such as an FTP server, computer, CompactFlash card, or another datalogger without requiring Campbell Scientific software.
Juniper

Use of the new TDR200 and PC-TDR software to monitor slope stability, as well as slope and rock deformation.
Maple

A look at the current power supply offerings, applications, and implementation considerations. Also, a preview of the the soon-to-be-released CH201.
14:45
Elm

A look at the up-and-coming high-speed CR9 datalogger, as well as the CDM-U, CDM-Thermocouple, CDM-SF + CDM-A108/116, and CDM-VW300/305.
Cottonwood

Ideas and strategies for updating or improving your marketing as a company.
Willow

A review of IoT and MQTT terms, what they mean to you and your customers regarding measurements and measurement solutions, and what Campbell Scientific is doing in this arena.
Juniper

Review of the Campbell Scientific cameras, including a review of the recently added features. Discussion of areas and markets where these are a good fit and why.
Maple

How do you properly ground your station? What are the implications of not grounding well or incorrect grounding? What does it do to your measurements?
16:00
Cherry

Need help converting a datalogger program from an older datalogger model to a CR1000X or CR6? Bring your program and laptop with you to get help from Campbell Scientific programming specialists.
16:15
Cottonwood

One of Eagle.io’s state government customers uses eagle.io to manage hundreds of Campbell Scientific dataloggers. They will share their story and demonstrate how they solved fleet-wide configuration management.
Juniper

The water-quality monitoring project for the construction at Logan River Third Dam will be discussed.
16:45
Cottonwood

A description will be provided of how Campbell Scientific’s SE-108 logger was used to customize time-series data collection and transmission from large river systems across the United States.
Juniper

This presentation will show a few different projects in Iceland where Campbell Scientific dataloggers are used and how Vista Data Vision is used to manage all the data for their customers.



Tuesday, October 02

08:30
Mahogany

A review of the CS Partners Center and System Builder websites. We will introduce these two new resources to help you get marketing material and product information, and our new System Builder tool.
09:00
Elm

Advanced, hands-on training with the CR1000X.
Cottonwood

How do I know if my data are good? A look at factors that influence the accuracy of a measurement, things to look for, and a review of common practices used to get a good measurement. Also, building in QC checks into the datalogger, comparing to external sources, excluding bad data, and flagging data as suspect.
Willow

Various topics covered include advantages of PakBus networks; network design and setting up a PakBus network (Network Planner); network communication—P2P, routing (PakBus routers), etc.; a quick overview of what PakBus is and why to use it; and terms, rules, and tools. Also, using PakBus in various ways to create a point-to-multipoint network (cell phone to spread-spectrum RF), a multipoint-to-multipoint network (RF network or Ethernet network), communication between stations, bridging PakBus ports in LoggerNet, etc.
Juniper

The CS475A: Campbell Scientific's latest offering for non-contact water-level monitoring. A focus on supporting and installing the CS475A, and how it differs from the CS475 and CS476.
Maple

A follow-up discussion to the Altoview smart sensor IoT platform presented in 2017. Altoview has been designed to provide a complete end-to-end IoT solution, addressing the need for real-time data management across a broad range of industries.
10:30
Elm

Advanced, hands-on training with the CR1000X.
Cottonwood

Structural systems are often considered high-speed/high-channel-count systems. An examination of the design of wired networked systems using CDMs.
Willow

Topics covered include selecting a modem, configuring, establishing associated services, and programming. A look at the dataloggers with integrated cellular modems and the data service plans Campbell Scientific can provide.
Juniper

Introduction to different sensing technologies, their advantages and disadvantages, various methods commercially used to derive VWC (Topp, mixing models, soil-specific calibration), and how to ensure that your soil moisture measurement is as good as possible (such as good soil contact and soil knowledge).
Maple

An overview of the Konect data hosting service including the option for private labeling. Also, a review of the use of Konect as a PakBus router and associated settings in both LoggerNet and the datalogger when using this service. In addition, an introduction to the Campbell Scientific email server for use with sending emails from the datalogger.
12:05
Lunch
Redwood
13:15
Elm

Hands-on training with the CR300. Setting up the CR300 to make different types of measurements (4-20 mA, diff volt, SDI-12, and RS-232) for use in a PakBus network and as a stand-alone station.
Cottonwood

Presentation of the WEATHERPAK stations—for military, marine, and industrial applications. Includes how they work, when they are a good fit for a customer, and how to make them available to a customer.
Willow

Learn how to obtain data, including images, from sources external to the datalogger such as websites and external cameras.
Juniper

Various Campbell Scientific hardware products used in making vibrating-wire measurements, advantages of the hardware, and key considerations when using vibrating-wire sensors with Campbell Scientific dataloggers.
Maple

An introduction to WeatherBrain: what it is, how it works, and what applications it would be a good fit for.
14:45
Elm

Hands-on training with the CR300. Setting up the CR300 to make different types of measurements (4-20 mA, diff volt, SDI-12, and RS-232) for use in a PakBus network and as a stand-alone station.
Cottonwood

Discussion of fixed portable aviation weather stations—what measurements are needed, what requirements the station must conform to, etc.
Willow

Review the current options for the spread-spectrum radio frequency, look at differences, and identify when it makes sense to use each radio. Also, learn how to set up an associated network, and discuss ways to troubleshoot communication issues.
Juniper

Campbell Scientific has produced a new barometer. Learn more about this sensor, what was learned during the development, and what applications are a good fit for this sensor.
Maple

Find out where Campbell Scientific dataloggers are going, learn about soon-to-be-released dataloggers, and help steer future datalogger development.
16:15
Cottonwood

Scott Technical Instruments has put in a motion-sensing system that gives helicopter pilots’ information about movement (thrust, heave, yaw, etc.) to incoming helicopters on an offshore drilling rig. They use RTMC as the “on ship” display, which operates several hundred kilometers offshore.
16:45
New Product Display
Mahogany
18:00
Dinner and Guest Speaker
Willow



Wednesday, October 03

08:30
Mahogany

An introduction to the resources we have available for technical help and our increased capabilities to provide manufacturing services.
09:00
Elm

Hands-on training with the CR1000X.
Cottonwood

The CPEC300 series provides a compact, yet expandable, solution to trace gas applications. The CPEC300, CPEC306, and CPEC310 are designed to fit an array of simple-to-advanced closed-path eddy-covariance applications using a CR6 datalogger.
Willow

A review of setting up a datalogger to be a Modbus master to retrieve values from a slave, as well as a review of how to set up a datalogger to be a Modbus slave. Also, common issues and methods for troubleshooting.
Juniper

Sensor overview, how they work, and case studies exemplifying where and how they are used (such as airports, air quality, and RWIS).
Maple

A review of recent changes to CS software and a look at what is coming down the line (release of stand-alone CRBasic Editor, CReate, and other software).
10:30
Elm

Hands-on training with the CR1000X.
Cottonwood

Standardized systems for global requirements. This will be the story of our market focus on RWIS and our evolution of systems to meet the growing need for densification and systems flexibility.
Willow

Topics covered include when a Wi-Fi network makes sense; types of Wi-Fi networks; creating an ad hoc network, client, AP, and P2P; and troubleshooting. Also, a review of the NL241 and its new features and functionality as compared with the NL240.
Juniper

How to design and implement a large channel count with high-speed network using CPI. When do these make sense to incorporate into a system, and how would you go about selling these? Training and review, as well as a look at the new CDM modules and how existing and future modules can be used.
Maple

Using Short Cut, Short Cut sensor files, conditional compilers, constant tables, and external configuration files.
12:05
Lunch
Redwood
13:15
Elm

A review of the different ways to upload operating systems and the pros and cons of each method. Also, ways to maintain settings when sending a new operating system, what works and what doesn't, and things to be aware of. A look at various ways to get your hardware configured using software tools, built-in datalogger tools, and specific cables (including Ethernet over USB, DevConfig, Network Planner, SetSettings, keypad display, PakBus Graph, XML configuration files, etc.).
Cottonwood

Find out where Campbell Scientific dataloggers are going, learn about soon-to-be-released dataloggers, and help steer future datalogger development.
Willow

A review of setting up a datalogger to be a DNP3 node so that other devices can retrieve values from the datalogger via the DNP3 protocol. Also, common issues and methods for troubleshooting.
Juniper

A focus on creating custom menus using Campbell Scientific displays, as well as interfacing to a few different third-party displays.
Maple

When is surge suppression needed, where would you install it, and why? Is there such a thing as having too much surge suppression?
15:15
Elm

Visit Campbell Scientific's facility to explore the manufacturing process, see new faces, or get reacquainted with existing employees.
Cottonwood

Lead presenter Dr. Bruce Bugbee—President and CEO of Apogee Instruments and Professor at Utah State University, Plant Soils and Climate Department—will discuss best practices for agriculture weather, namely solar radiation, precipitation, air temperature, RH, etc.

Note: This workshop includes dinner and has an additional cost of $10 (USD), payable through Apogee Instruments.