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Author: Alison Burton | Last Updated: 11/22/2017 | Comments: 0
November 22, 2003 - 14 years ago this day, hockey history was made. The first outdoor NHL game was played during regular season, known as the Heritage Classic. Commonwealth stadium was selected as the perfect stage for the game in commemoration of the 25th anniversary... read more
Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 11/16/2017 | Comments: 0
Are accurate measurements and reliable data crucial to your project? Do you appreciate the ruggedness of Campbell Scientific gear? Do you like to be notified when new products or options become available? Whether you’re interested in our gear specifically or topics relevant to your projects,... read more
Author: Michael Fulton | Last Updated: 11/07/2017 | Comments: 0
A huge thank you from Campbell Scientific Canada to everybody who entered this year’s photo contest. We had a lot of incredible entries and it was extremely difficult to choose a winner. Keep your eyes on CSC’s website and social media channels to see many... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 10/25/2017 | Comments: 2
Have you ever noticed a message saying that your CRBasic program compiled in PipelineMode or SequentialMode? What does it mean? And, when does it matter? In this article, we’ll look at these two modes.
Let’s start with the more straightforward mode: SequentialMode. The CRBasic Editor... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/11/2017 | Comments: 8
As soon as people learned that we were replacing the CR1000 datalogger with the CR1000X datalogger, they asked us these questions: “Can I load a program I wrote for my CR1000 into a CR1000X?” and “Will the CR1000X fit in the same space as my... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 10/03/2017 | Comments: 7
You may be familiar with R for data processing and analysis. But do you know how to easily import data that is in Campbell Scientific’s TOA5 format into R? In this article, I’ll briefly discuss R and TOA5, and then share a function to create... read more
Author: Chod Stephens | Last Updated: 09/13/2017 | Comments: 4
To help environmental researchers who measure solar radiation improve their measurements and simplify their lives, Campbell Scientific and Apogee Instruments teamed up to develop a new sensor. This new sensor combines features from higher-end blackbody thermopile pyranometers and lower-end silicon photocell pyranometers. The CS320 Digital Thermopile... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 08/30/2017 | Comments: 3
If you have read recent revision history for the Device Configuration Utility (also known as DevConfig), you may have run across the following note: “New USB drivers (RNDIS) were added for [supported] datalogger.” What's that all about? you may have wondered.
Sounds boring, eh?
We think it... read more
Author: Raina Mithrush | Last Updated: 08/11/2017 | Comments: 0
The Future of Solar Power in India The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), an initiative of the Government of India and Indian State Governments, has targeted generating 100 GW of the country’s national power through solar sources by the year 2022.
In the next few... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 08/02/2017 | Comments: 3
It should come as no surprise that the CR1000 datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been an incredibly successful data logger. With nearly 100,000 deployed, this data logger has been installed on every continent on the earth. Using the design success of the CR1000, Campbell Scientific... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 07/19/2017 | Comments: 0
In an April 2016 blog article (“Handling New Device Drivers in a Changing Windows World”), I wrote that Campbell Scientific was ending Windows XP support for our hardware device drivers. In that article, I also mentioned that Windows XP support might end for other products... read more
Author: Danelle Fash | Last Updated: 07/04/2017 | Comments: 0
What do you do when a trusted supplier of 27 years asks if you’d you like to develop and install several brand-new stations, with unique demands, in a country where you have limited installation experience?
You jump at the chance.
At least that’s what the team at... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/28/2017 | Comments: 4
Security codes are the oldest method of securing a data logger. They can effectively prevent innocent tinkering and discourage wannabe hackers—actions that could potentially wreak havoc on the integrity of your data. In this article, I’ll discuss the different security codes and how to use... read more
Author: Alan Hinckley | Last Updated: 06/14/2017 | Comments: 13
If you are considering using pyranometers in your measurement application, there are many things you should know about them and how they work. Having this information in hand will help ensure you select the type of pyranometer most suitable for the data you need for... read more
Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 06/08/2017 | Comments: 3
Have you ever heard someone mention "ET" and wondered what it meant? Assuming the person wasn’t talking about extra-terrestrials or Entertainment Tonight, the conversation was probably about evapotranspiration. Evapotranspiration (or "ET") is the water lost through plant transpiration and soil and plant evaporation. The images... read more
Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 05/31/2017 | Comments: 2
Maybe you’re like me when it comes to skipped scans. I have always disliked seeing skipped scans in my data loggers. I have been trained to watch out for them and do my best to write my CRBasic programs in a way that makes them... read more
Author: Bart Nef | Last Updated: 05/17/2017 | Comments: 8
Although air temperature and relative humidity (RH) sensors provide the benefit of an economical means to collect measurement data for two parameters, there are some issues related to these sensors that you should be aware of. In this article, I’ll provide some background on air... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/04/2017 | Comments: 0
Are you wondering what size battery and solar panel you need to run all of the devices in your data acquisition system? How will you know if your power supply can keep pace with your needs? To get these answers, you will need to estimate the... read more
Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 04/19/2017 | Comments: 0
The mention of Earth Day often stirs up thoughts in our minds of how we can reduce, reuse, and recycle. It may be easy to think of ways we can improve our habits in our homes, but it may be a little harder to come... read more
Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 04/13/2017 | Comments: 0
If you are a Campbell Scientific customer, you may have heard of SDMs and multiplexers. But recently we added a new family of peripherals, called CDMs, to our product line. So, what are CDMs? How can they help you with your measurement needs? How do... read more