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Why Is the CR6 the Preferred Automated Monitoring Platform for Geotechnical Applications Worldwide?

Author: Michael Adams | Last Updated: 01/08/2024 | Comments: 0

why is the cr6 the preferred automated monitoring platform for geotechnical applications worldwide?

If you’re not using a CR6 Automated Monitoring Platform for your geotechnical application, you may be missing out on some key benefits that could help ensure the success of your instrumentation and monitoring network. Based on my 30 years of experience with data-acquisition systems, I’ll... read more

Tips to Troubleshoot and Optimize Large RF Networks: Part 2

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 12/20/2023 | Comments: 1

tips to troubleshoot and optimize large rf networks: part 2

In this blog article, I’ll share with you the next five tips (6 through 10) that you can use to help troubleshoot your radio frequency (RF) networks. This is the second article in our three-part series. If you missed my first article or want to... read more

Tips to Troubleshoot and Optimize Large RF Networks: Part 1

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 10/31/2023 | Comments: 0

tips to troubleshoot and optimize large rf networks: part 1

In this blog article, and the next two in the series, I’m going to share with you some tips you can use to help troubleshoot your radio frequency (RF) networks. In large RF networks, it can be challenging to achieve reliable spread-spectrum radio communications. (For our... read more

How to Get Accurate Vibrating Wire Measurements with Long Cable Lengths

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 10/17/2023 | Comments: 0

how to get accurate vibrating wire measurements with long cable lengths

Typically, when you use long cable lengths for your vibrating wire measurements, you experience a weaker signal with a greater chance of interference. So, how do you overcome this challenge and improve your measurement quality? Keep reading to find out. At Campbell Scientific, our vibrating wire... read more

How to Generate SFTP Keys Easily

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 09/12/2022 | Comments: 6

how to generate sftp keys easily

As organizations throughout the world continue to strengthen their network and data communications systems to counter increased security threats, we’ve noticed a trend: there’s been an increase in the number of Campbell Scientific customers setting up secure communications between their data loggers and other devices. SSH... read more

What You Should Know: Improvements to SMSSend()

Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/09/2021 | Comments: 0

what you should know: improvements to smssend()

Do you currently use SMSSend() in a CRBasic data logger program to send SMS messages through a Campbell Scientific CELL2XX internal or external cellular module? There are some things you should know about the recent improvements we made that affect how SMSSend() works. With the release... read more

How to Obtain Vibrating Wire Measurements in Environments with High Electromagnetic Noise

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/07/2020 | Comments: 0

how to obtain vibrating wire measurements in environments with high electromagnetic noise

In 1997, I had my first introduction to using vibrating wire piezometers to measure groundwater fluctuations. A large engineering firm was monitoring water level to ensure that construction of a large pipeline through the San Bernardino Mountains was not intruding on the groundwater. I was... read more

Why Data-Acquisition Systems Are Key Elements to Solar Projects

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 09/21/2020 | Comments: 2

why data-acquisition systems are key elements to solar projects

Solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring projects often use a variety of sensors to gain information about the site performance and its available resources. To obtain this information, solar-monitoring sensors need to be connected to a database that can collect, evaluate, visualize, and interpret data from all... read more

How Can You Benefit from a Solar Monitoring System?

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/10/2020 | Comments: 0

how can you benefit from a solar monitoring system?

At Campbell Scientific, we understand the value of your solar energy farms and the necessity to keep these energy-producing facilities in top condition. To help you monitor their efficiency, we’ve designed innovative solar monitoring equipment that has been tested through deployments all over the world.... read more

The Importance of Distributed Meteorological Data for Solar Farms

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 05/01/2020 | Comments: 0

the importance of distributed meteorological data for solar farms

On every utility-scale solar farm, it’s crucial to answer the fundamental question: how much solar radiation reaches the surface of the photovoltaic (PV) modules? These farms span hundreds of acres and in order to address this question, owners use meteorological monitoring stations and data loggers... read more

A Quick Comparison of the CR1000X, CR1000, and CR6 Dataloggers

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 03/19/2020 | Comments: 4

a quick comparison of the cr1000x, cr1000, and cr6 dataloggers

We recently released the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, and you may be wondering how it compares with our widely used CR1000 datalogger and our innovative CR6 datalogger. If you’re in the market for a new data logger, how do you know which one is... read more

It’s Time to Embrace the Hybrid

Author: Kevin Rhodes | Last Updated: 12/02/2019 | Comments: 0

it’s time to embrace the hybrid

Sometimes, it’s hard to let go. But if we don’t let go, we don’t have empty hands ready to embrace something new—even a data logger. The CR1000 Measurement and Control Datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been incredibly successful with installations on every continent of our planet.... read more

How to Use Keypad Commands with Edlog Data Loggers

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 01/09/2019 | Comments: 0

how to use keypad commands with edlog data loggers

Whether your Edlog-based data logger has a built-in keypad, an external keypad, or no keypad at all, keypad commands are an important field tool. But, if you don’t have a keypad, how do you use keypad commands? In this article, we’ll discuss this topic and... read more

Successfully Connect Your Retired Data Logger to a PC

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 12/19/2018 | Comments: 0

successfully connect your retired data logger to a pc

Have you experienced a scenario similar to this one? You have an automated weather station with a retired Edlog data logger (such as the CR10X), which has been running great for 20 years. Recently, the data logger stopped transmitting data to your server, so you... read more

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

Campbell Core Technology: Data Logger Analog Measurement Uncertainty

Author: Kevin Rhodes | Last Updated: 05/17/2018 | Comments: 0

campbell core technology: data logger analog measurement uncertainty

Do you ever wonder about the uncertainty of your measurements? Occasionally, I’ll have a researcher ask how he or she can calculate the analog measurement uncertainty of a data logger. I usually direct the customer to the specification sheet that we publish. The customer then asks which... read more

Addressing Your Challenges with Cellular Data Subscriptions

Author: Steven Moore | Last Updated: 03/28/2018 | Comments: 0

addressing your challenges with cellular data subscriptions

You’ve carefully acquired good measurement data, and now you want to access your data without worrying about communication headaches. Cellular communication sounds like a great option, but you've heard that trying to obtain a data plan for your cellular modem can be frustrating. You don’t... read more

Campbell Core Technology: The Datalogger

Author: Kevin Rhodes | Last Updated: 03/21/2018 | Comments: 0

campbell core technology: the datalogger

At Campbell Scientific, we want to help you get the most out of your datalogger that you can. You may have purchased your datalogger to be the core of your data acquisition system without knowing all the things your datalogger can do for you. For example, do... 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

7 Things You Should Know about New Cellular Options for Data Loggers

Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 02/21/2018 | Comments: 3

7 things you should know about new cellular options for data loggers

You may have heard about the new integrated cellular modem gateways available as options on some of our data loggers. But, do you know what these options really offer, and how they can help your data communication needs now and for decades to come? In... read more