PC400 Datalogger Support Software
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Overview

Current Version: 4.5

PC400 is Campbell Scientific's mid-level data logger support software. This versatile software supports a variety of telecommunication options, manual data collection, and data display. PC400 includes an easy-to-use program generator (Short Cut), as well as full-featured program editors (CRBasic, Edlog).

PC400 does not support combined communication options (for example, phone-to-RF), PakBus routing, or scheduled data collection. LoggerNet software is recommended for applications that require those capabilities.

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Benefits and Features

  • EZSetup Wizard for easier station setup
  • Support for our CR200(X)-series, CR300-series, CR6, CR1000X, CR1000, CR800, CR850, CR3000, CR9000(X), CR510, CR10(X), 21X, CR23X, CR7, and CR5000 dataloggers with mixed-array, table-data, or PakBus data logger operating systems
  • ShortCut, Edlog, and CRBasic programming tools used to create/edit data logger programs that measure sensors and control SDM devices, multiplexers, and relays
  • Data retrieval via direct connect, phone modems, Ethernet, radios (UHF, VHF, or spread spectrum), or multidrop modems
  • Real-time or historic data displays
  • Time-series graphs for unlimited elements from a data file
  • Troubleshooting tools (terminal emulator and communications log)
  • Device Configuration Utility for setting up Campbell Scientific hardware

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Specifications

Current Version 4.5
Operating System Windows 10, 8, or 7
Requirement TCP/IP services must be installed and enabled on the PC.

Compatibility

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Data Loggers

Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000
CR1000X
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR300
CR3000
CR310
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR6
CR800
CR850
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X

Additional Compatibility Information

TCP/IP services must be running on the computer.

Computer

Required computer operating system—Windows 7, 8, or 10

Data Logger Considerations

Compatible Retired Data Loggers

PC400 is compatible with the mixed array, PakBus, and TD data logger operating systems for the CR510, CR10X, and CR23X dataloggers.

Related Documents

Downloads

PC400 Patch v.4.5 (124 MB) 18-08-2017

Upgrade PC400 version 4.0 and newer to 4.5; no intermediate steps are required.

PC400 must be installed on your computer.

Supported Operating Systems: (32 and 64 bit) Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7.

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Device Configuration Utility v.2.21 (41.5 MB) 22-05-2019

A software utility used to download operating systems and set up Campbell Scientific hardware. Also will update PakBus Graph and the Network Planner if they have been installed previously by another Campbell Scientific software package.

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (Both 32 and 64 bit)

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FAQs for

Number of FAQs related to PC400: 22

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  1. When using PC400 to connect to a data logger on an RS-232 port, the baud rate must be matched. This is done through the PC400 data logger settings.

  2. It is not possible to transfer collected data directly from PC400 to a database. PC400 creates ASCII text data files containing the collected data.

    To transfer data logger data to a database, consider using LoggerNet and LNDB (LoggerNet Database Software).

  3. No. However, real-time data can be displayed in tabular form in the Monitor Data tab.

  4. The available COM ports listed in the COM Port drop-down menu are supplied to PC400 by the Windows Operating  System (OS). If there are no COM ports shown for selection, it most likely means that there are no COM ports registered with the Windows OS. This can be confirmed using the Windows Device Manager (Control Panel | Device Manager | Ports).

    Most modern laptops are not equipped with native RS-232 COM ports. In this situation, a USB-to-RS-232 adapter cable must be used to connect to the data logger. Even when the drivers for this device have been properly installed, the derived COM port will not be shown for selection until the cable is attached to the laptop.

  5. LoggerNet and PC400 have a program named Split that enables selection of records and mathematical calculations on data values in a data file. The program is especially useful in isolating data records of interest from data files from array-based data loggers where several different types of records may be stored in the same file.

    Note that the version of Split in PC200W is a different application. Its only function is to separate each array in a mixed-array file into separate files.

  6. PC400 can be used instead of PC208W to communicate with data loggers, but the network setup must be done manually. There is not a way to automatically migrate an existing PC208W network to PC400. Some options available in PC208W, such as automatic scheduled data collection and multiple communications hops, are not available in PC400. A better migration path for similar PC208W features and functionality is an upgrade to LoggerNet.

  7. PC400 is designed to run natively only under the Windows OS. However, there are third-party applications available for the Mac OS that can create a virtual environment in which some Windows applications can run. Note that Campbell Scientific does not provide testing or support for these applications.

  8. No. LoggerNet is the only Campbell Scientific data logger support software package that has a Linux version (LNLINUX).

  9. A patch, which is a software upgrade within a major revision level (Example: 4.0 to 4.1), is free. The patch can be downloaded from the Downloads page.

    When upgrading between major revision levels (Example: 3.4 to 4.1), a software purchase is required. The upgrade for PC400 is PC400/U (pn 18369).