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LoggerNet 4 Series - Campbell Scientific
LoggerNet 4 Series
Datalogger Support Software
Datalogger Support Software
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LoggerNet 4 Series
The LoggerNet family of datalogger support software
LoggerNet version 4 is Campbell Scientific’s latest offering in its suite of datalogger support software packages. LoggerNet 4 is still built on a solid client/server architecture that allows data to be served to multiple LoggerNet clients
simultaneously, while featuring a newly designed user-interface and new or updated clients. While the LoggerNet server
does the work of communicating with the datalogger network, the client applications are used to manage the network.
This includes network setup, configuration, monitoring, and backup; datalogger programming, maintenance, and data
collection; and real-time or historical data display.
Toolbar and Navigation
LoggerNet’s Toolbar starts the LoggerNet server and is used
to navigate to all the client applications. It has been redesigned to offer quick access to all LoggerNet clients. A new
Favorites category has been added to the Toolbar. With the
click of a button the Toolbar can be restored down to Favorites view, allowing easy access to those clients most important to your application.
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The Toolbar’s Full view is shown on top
right. The Favorites view reduces the
size of the toolbar and provides access
to your most-used applications.
LoggerNet Packages
LoggerNet offers a complementary suite
of client applications for datalogger
programming, data collection, network
monitoring and troubleshooting, and data
display. This standard package is recommended for those who have datalogger
networks that do not require the more
advanced features offered in LoggerNet
Admin. LoggerNet 30-day Trial version is
available for download.
LoggerNet Admin includes tools that are
useful for those with large datalogger networks. It provides all the capabilities of
LoggerNet, plus it adds network security,
network management from a remote PC,
LoggerNet service, data export to third
party applications, and the ability to
launch multiple instances of the same client (for instance, two Connect windows).
LoggerNet Remote is the full suite of
LoggerNet Admin client applications that
lets you manage an existing datalogger
network from a remote PC. LoggerNet
Remote does not include the LoggerNet
server or the service.
LoggerNet for Linux provides a solution
for those who want to run the LoggerNet server in a Linux environment. The
package includes a Linux version of the
LoggerNet server. At least one copy of
LoggerNet Remote must be purchased to
use LoggerNet for Linux. LoggerNet Remote's Windows-based clients are used to
manage the LoggerNet Linux server and
the datalogger network. LoggerNet Linux
includes a Debian distribution and two
RPM distributions—Red Hat and SUSE.
Setup and Network Configuration
Setup and EZSetup have been combined into one application,
providing you with a choice in setting up the datalogger network. EZSetup walks you through the process for each station
step-by-step, while Setup allows you more flexibility and access
to more advanced features. You can toggle between the two
by pressing a button. When in Setup mode, you can choose to
view all devices in the network or the datalogger stations only,
to make finding a particular station easy.
New features for Setup include the ability to configure a
scheduled datalogger network backup, the File Retrieval tab
for scheduling retrieval of image or other files from a datalogger, the Notes tab for creating custom notes for a station, and
the ability to cut and paste single devices or a branch of the
network to another location in the network map. New file
output options include support for CSIXML and incrementing
file names with each data collection from a datalogger.
Select the EZSetup to walk through datalogger setup
Task Master
The Task Master allows you to set up events (e.g., running a
batch file) that occur on a schedule (interval or calendar) or
based on some trigger event such as a successful or failed
data collection attempt to a datalogger. LoggerNet 4 Task
Master now supports sending files via FTP/SFTP and the new
“After File Closed” and “After File Retrieved” trigger events.
Network Planner
LoggerNet 4 includes the Network Planner, a new tool
for designing your PakBus datalogger network. First, PakBus
devices are selected from a list and placed on the network
design palette. You then use a link tool to draw lines indicating the physical communication links between devices,
and an activity tool to indicate activities that will take place
between devices (scheduled data collection, call-back, oneway data messages, or get/set variable transactions between dataloggers).
The standard Setup screen along with the Connect screen are
shown above. Notes entered in the Setup screen are displayed
in the Connect screen (lower right corner).
The Network Planner calculates the optimum settings for
each device in the network and then allows you to send
these settings to the device, or save them for later download
via the Network Planner or the Device Configuration Utility.
If any change is made to a device in the network, that change
is propagated to any other devices in the network that are
affected. The configuration can then be imported into LoggerNet’s network map, providing a start-to-finish solution for
PakBus network setup.
The Network Planner generates device settings and configures
the LoggerNet network map for PakBus networks.
Connect and Datalogger Status
The Connect window’s numerical monitor displays real-time
and historical data.
Connect allows you to perform maintenance on a station
(including sending a program and setting the clock) while
also viewing important datalogger status information, managing program and other files on a datalogger’s CPU, and
displaying numerical and graphical data. A new Table Monitor has been designed within the Connect window so that a
table can be quickly selected from a drop-down list, and all
values from that table displayed. The numerical and graphical
displays are fully configurable and now allow saving a configuration that can then be reloaded for the original station
or a different station. Any notes that have been added for a
station during Setup will be displayed at the bottom right of
the Connect window.
Status Monitor
The Status monitor is used to view the communication and
data collection status of the overall datalogger network.
Advanced Data Display and File Viewing
RTMC Development, RTMC Run-Time
RTMC simultaneously displays data from any number of
dataloggers on one display.
RTMC is used to create custom displays of real-time data,
flags, and ports. It provides digital, tabular, graphical, and
Boolean data display objects, as well as alarms. You can combine data from multiple dataloggers on one display. Complex
displays can be organized on multi-tabbed windows.
View Pro
View Pro is our newly designed data file viewer. Beginning
with LoggerNet 4.1, View Pro can also be used to view data
from a LoggerNet database table. Data can be viewed in
numeric format or in one of several graphical layouts, including a line graph, X/Y plot, histogram, rainflow, and 2D/3D
FFTs. Multiple data files can be opened at once, allowing
side-by-side comparison of the data. There is no limit to the
number of traces that can be displayed on a graph.
The Zoom feature offers a closer look at important data, and
the Statistical window provides the average, standard deviation, minimum, and maximum for all points displayed on a
graph. Graphs can be saved to a file (BMP, JPG, WMF, EMF, or
PCX). View Pro supports all Campbell Scientific data file types
(including the new CSIXML format).
View Pro displays historical data in a tabular or graphical format.
Full-featured Programming Tools
LoggerNet offers two full-featured programming tools—the
CRBasic Editor and Edlog. The CRBasic Editor uses syntax similar to BASIC programming language to provide sophisticated
programming capabilities for our CR6, CR200-series, CR800/
CR850, CR1000, CR3000, CR5000, and CR9000(X) dataloggers.
The CRBasic Editor in LoggerNet 4 includes new functionality
to support encrypting a file prior to sending it to the datalogger and support for user-defined functions. Edlog provides
programming capabilities for our CR500, CR510, CR10(X), 21X,
CR23X, and CR7 dataloggers.
Simple Program Generator
For those who prefer a simpler means of programming their
dataloggers, LoggerNet 4 includes Short Cut for Windows
(SCWin). SCWin provides a wizard-like interface for generating
programs for all Campbell Scientific dataloggers and supports
all of the popular sensors we offer, as well as user-created
custom sensor files (using an existing sensor file as the starting point). You can use a program as generated by SCWin,
or open it in the CRBasic Editor for further editing (for CR6,
CR200-series, CR800, CR850, CR1000, CR3000, CR5000, and
CR9000(X) dataloggers).
CRBasic Editor offers keyword and other syntax highlighting and a
parameter dialog box with drop-down lists for CRBasic programming.
Troubleshooter helps you discover the cause of communication problems. Troubleshooter can be customized to display
only the warnings of interest. In addition, you can click on any
highlighted warning to bring up a menu that allows you to
go to the Setup Screen or Status Monitor to fix the problem,
bring up help describing the problem, or, in some cases, fix
the problem directly.
Short Cut provides a wizard-like interface for generating
datalogger programs.
PakBus Graph
PakBus Graph provides a graphical display of a PakBus network as known by the LoggerNet server, and quick access to
the PakBus settings in LoggerNet and other PakBus devices.
The LogTool application is available to view operational log
messages for the server as well as the low-level communication between the datalogger and the server.
Troubleshooter, PakBus Graph (shown above), and Log Tool
are tools available for monitoring the status of a datalogger network and troubleshooting communication problems
within that network.
Other Applications
Device Configuration Utility (DevConfig)
DevConfig allows you to send new operating systems to
dataloggers and other devices with flash memory, configure various PakBus® settings in dataloggers, and edit
settings for communication peripherals such as the MD485
and RF401A. DevConfig can now be launched from within
LoggerNet, without conflict with the remainder of the
datalogger network. The latest DevConfig can be down-loaded from our website.
RWIS Administrator
DevConfig is used to configure dataloggers, communication
devices, and programmable sensors.
New in LoggerNet 4 is the RWIS Administrator. With the
RWIS Administrator, LoggerNet is able to communicate
with any station that implements the NTCIP (National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol) Environmental
Sensor Station interface.
Card Convert
CardConvert is used to convert and save binary data from a
microSD card, CompactFlash® (CF) card, or PC Card. It can also
perform other conversions. MicroSD cards are compatible
with the CR6 datalogger. CF cards are compatible with our
CR1000, CR3000, CR5000, and CR9000X dataloggers. PC Cards
are compatible with our CR5000 and CR9000X dataloggers.
Split is used to post-process data files and create printed
reports. It sorts and combines data based on time or conditions, performs calculations on data values, converts
between mixed-array “day of year” calendar dates and more
traditional date/time stamps, and generates simple HTMLformatted reports.
The Transformer tool converts Edlog programs to CRBasic
programs. Specifically, it can convert a CR510 or CR10X
program to a CR1000, CR800, or CR850 program, or a CR23X
program to a CR3000 program.
Data Filer
(LoggerNet Admin and LoggerNet Remote only)
The RWIS Administrator supports communication with RWIS
weather stations such as the one shown above.
Data Filer is an application used to retrieve data from the
LoggerNet server’s data cache and save that data to a file.
It provides a way to manually retrieve data from a remote
LoggerNet server and store the data on the local computer.
Data Export
(LoggerNet Admin and LoggerNet Remote only)
Data Export is an application used to export data from the
LoggerNet server’s data cache to a third party computer program. Data Export “listens” for a request from another application and sends the requested data via a socket connection.
Service Manager (LoggerNet Admin only)
Service Manager is used to install LoggerNet as a service,
and to manage the service on the PC. When run as a service, after a power failure, LoggerNet will resume data
collection and scheduled task activities when power is
restored to the computer—regardless of whether or not
a user logs on to the computer.
Security Manager
(LoggerNet Admin and LoggerNet Remote only)
Security Manager lets you set up multiple security accounts for
access to the datalogger network.
Security Manager is used to set up security within the
LoggerNet application to restrict access to certain functions.
Individual user accounts are set up and assigned one of five
levels of security, with different user privileges assigned to
each level.
LoggerNet Server Monitor
(LoggerNet Admin and LoggerNet Remote only)
The LoggerNet Server Monitor is a utility that runs minimized
with an icon in the Windows Status Area. It monitors the status of a LoggerNet server when it is being run as a service
or being run on a remote computer. Multiple instances of the
LoggerNet Server Monitor can be launched to monitor more
than one server running on remote computers.
Hole Monitor
(LoggerNet Admin and LoggerNet Remote only)
The Hole Monitor is used to monitor the hole collection
activity for the dataloggers in a LoggerNet network. Holes
are most often encountered with data collected from tablebased dataloggers via data advise (data advise is used for
data collection in large table-data RF networks). A hole
occurs when there are missing records of data in the
LoggerNet server’s data cache for a datalogger.
CoraScript is a command line scripting tool, which can
be used to configure the datalogger network from a
command prompt.
The Hole Monitor lists datalogger stations and collection status for
missing records in LoggerNet’s data cache.
Requirements and Certificates
PC Operating System: Windows 8, 7 (32 and 64 bit),
Vista, or XP
Military Certificate of Networthiness (CoN):
•LoggerNet 4.0 is certified as Cert #201004872
•LoggerNet 4.x is certified as an upgrade to 4.0 and
has ASC CoN ID 12274
•Expires 1/13/2017
Related Products
License for Use
Upgrade pricing is available for current licenses of any version
of LoggerNet. Contact Campbell Scientific for details.
Software Developers Kits
LoggerNet-SDK and LoggerNet Server-SDK allow software
developers to create custom applications that communicate
with the LoggerNet server and through the server to one or
more dataloggers. Refer to the Software Development Kit
product brochure for more information.
Separately Purchased Clients
Several clients may be purchased to add functionality to
our LoggerNet and LoggerNetAdmin software packages. To
use the clients, a licensed copy of the datalogger support
software needs to be running on a PC. Functions supported
by these clients include distributing data to remote files, OPC
interface, PC displays, and web browsers. For more information, refer to:
LoggerNet is protected by United States copyright law and
international copyright treaty provisions. Installation of
LoggerNet (including the trial version) constitutes an agreement to abide by the provisions of its licensing agreement. The
agreement grants the user a non-exclusive license to use the
software in accordance with the following:
(1) The purchase of this software allows you to install
and use a single instance of the software on one
physical computer or one virtual machine only.
This software cannot be loaded on a network
server for the purposes of distribution or for access
to the software by multiple operators. If the software can be used from any computer other than
the computer on which it is installed, you must
license a copy of the software for each additional
computer from which the software may be accessed.
If this copy of the software is an upgrade from a
previous version, you must possess a valid license
for the earlier version of software. You may continue to use the earlier copy of software only if the
upgrade copy and earlier version are installed and
used on the same computer. The earlier version
of software may not be installed and used on a
separate computer or transferred to another party.
(4) This software package is licensed as a single product.
Its component parts may not be separated for use
on more than one computer.
LNDB is one of
the client application available
for use with
You may make one (1) backup copy of this software
onto media similar to the original distribution, to
protect your investment in the software in case of
damage or loss. This backup copy can be used
only to replace an unusable copy of the original
installation media.
LoggerNet software or its trial may not be sold, included, or
redistributed in any other software or altered in any way without prior written permission from Campbell Scientific.
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