Current Version: 3.4
PConnect software supports communications between a Palm OS-based PDA and a Campbell Scientific datalogger. It allows you to carry only your PDA and cables instead of a laptop computer to interface with your datalogger and collect your data.Read More
The software is supplied on CD-ROM. The connection between the PDA and datalogger is supported by a variety of mechanisms (direct serial connection, RF401-series spread spectrum radio, SC-IRDA Infrared interface, and Bluetooth). Please see the information under the Compatibility tab for details.
PConnect can be used to collect data from the datalogger, and transfer the data to an office PC. Collected data is transferred to the PC during the HotSync process. This process also synchronizes program files between the PDA and PC.
Functions supported by PConnect include the capability to:
|Current Version||Version 3.4 began shipping in December 2009.|
|PDA Operating System||Palm OS Version 3.3 or later (Pocket PC OS-based PDAs require PConnectCE.)|
|Computer Requirements||Windows-based, 32-bit operating system (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or XP)|
|Operating Temperature||-25° to +50°C|
|PDA to RS-232 Cable Length||38.0 cm (15.0 in.)|
|PDA to RS-232 Cable Weight||75 g (2.6 oz)|
|PDA to CS I/O Connector Dimensions||2.3 x 4.1 x 7.6 cm (0.9 x 1.6 x 3.0 in.)|
|PDA to CS I/O Connector Weight||41 g (1.6 oz)|
1The CR200(X)-series dataloggers require PConnect version 3.0 or higher.
2The CR800 and CR850 require PConnect version 3.3 or higher.
3The CR1000 requires PConnect version 3.1 or higher.
4The CR3000 requires PConnect version 3.2 or higher.
5For the CR510, CR10X, and CR23X, support for both the mixed-array and PakBus® datalogger operating systems is provided in PConnect version 3.0 or higher; prior versions only supported the mixed-array OS.
PDA-to-serial cable or cradle (one end of the cable/cradle must terminate in a 9-pin serial connector) is required. The cable/cradle connects to the PDA-to-CS I/O connector or PDA-to-RS232 cable via the 9-pin serial connector. This cable/cradle may be included with the PDA, or it may need to be purchased as a separate accessory from the PDA manufacturer or a third party supplier.
Third-party Bluetooth serial adapter is required. The interface and/or cables that are used to connect the adapter to the datalogger will vary, depending upon whether the device acts like a DTE (computer) device or DCE (PDA) device. In some instances, this is evident by the pin-out of the adapter, but not always. A general rule is if the adapter has a 9-pin female connector, then the adapter is connected to the datalogger using the PDA-to-CS I/O connector for the CS I/O port or the PDA-to-RS232 cable for the RS-232 port. If the adapter has a 9-pin male connector, then the adapter is connected to the datalogger using an SC32B for the CS I/O port or it can be connected directly to the RS-232 port.
PConnect runs on Windows-based, 32-bit operating system (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or XP).
Upgrade PConnect 3.0 thru 3.3 to version 3.4. PConnect 3.0 or newer must be installed on your machine.
Number of FAQs related to PCONNECT: 4
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PConnect is installed on the PC. When the HotSync utility is used with the Palm device, PConnect is transferred to the Palm device. For more information, refer to the instruction manual.
Use PConnect software for Palm devices or PConnectCE software for Windows Mobile devices.