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 want to deal with a cellular carrier who just wants to sell you a cell phone, and who is not very knowledgeable about providing you with a data plan to communicate with your datalogger. Sounds reasonable, right?
The good news is that Campbell Scientific is committed to providing cellular simplicity. As part of this effort, you can now subscribe to a cellular data plan directly from Campbell Scientific.
Over the years, we've helped our clients with many challenges related to cellular communication. We are responding to the problems you have shared with us:
Campbell Scientific cellular data service provides you a safe, secure, private dynamic IP address. If the address is dynamic, does that mean the datalogger can only push data out? No. Campbell Scientific cellular-enabled devices come with a complimentary subscription to the Konect PakBus Router. The router creates a secure, fast, reliable connection between Campbell Scientific software and the datalogger. You can connect to the datalogger anytime to collect your data, check the status, or update the program.
We can provide you with service on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and over 600 other carriers in 185 countries. Yes, we really have a global solution.
We offer several data plan sizes to fit your needs—from 25 MB per month to 5 GB per month. To make it even easier, these low-cost plans are billed annually; there is no need to worry about monthly cellular bills. In addition, you can log in to your account on the Campbell Scientific website to see your device status and current data use.
The expansion and reliability of cellular connectivity make it a logical choice for data communications. Data costs keep coming down, and accessibility keeps getting better.
Now you can order a cellular-enabled device and add it to a cellular data plan provided by Campbell Scientific. These devices are delivered to you activated and ready to use. Our low-power modems make it easy for you to deploy your solar-powered data acquisition systems—wherever you need them.
Campbell Scientific is here to meet your complete system needs—from sensors and dataloggers to communications devices and data analysis software. To help you, we are trying to address the challenges you may face, or may have already faced, with managing your cellular data plans. To learn more about our cellular data services, visit the Cellular Data Services web page. To get all your Campbell Scientific cellular devices on one plan, contact your customer service representative. And order your next cellular-enabled device with Campbell Scientific Cellular Data Service.
If you have any general questions or comments about cellular data service and communication with your datalogger, post them below.