The CR1000 is programmed using CRBasic or Short Cut, stores data in tables, and uses PAKBUS® communication protocol. A simple explanation follows.
Data are stored in tables and every record (line of data) is timestamped. Data can be stored on a specific interval, based on measured conditions, or as a combination of both. Each table has a header that contains the name of the table, the program that created the data, and the values output, among other things.
Upgrades will be available to the CR1000 Operating System as new features are added and minor bugs resolved; check our website for the latest OS. New operating systems can be sent to the CR1000 over telecommunications links without upsetting their PAKBUS settings. This makes it easier than ever before to keep your remote dataloggers up to date.
PAKBUS is a packet switched network protocol. In addition to PC to network communications, PAKBUS provides great capabilities for transferring data between dataloggers. Each datalogger in a PAKBUS network requires a unique numerical address, allowing data packets to be routed through the network.
We hope you'll take advantage of the power of the new PAKBUS protocols and the features of the CR1000.