LoggerNet Datalogger Support Software
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Overview

Current Version: 4.8

LoggerNet is our main data logger support software package. It supports programming, communication, and data retrieval between data loggers and a PC.

LoggerNet consists of a server application and several client applications integrated into a single product. It can support connection to a single data logger, but it is especially adept in applications that require telecommunications or scheduled data retrieval used in large data logger networks.

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A copy of the current software license agreement (end-user license agreement) for LoggerNet is available in the LoggerNet Instruction Manual.

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Benefits and Features

  • Creates custom data logger programs using Edlog or CRBasic
  • Displays or graphs real-time or historic data
  • Builds custom display screens to view data or control flags/ports
  • Retrieves data using any of our telecommunication options
  • Processes data files using Split
  • Saves data in formats (including CSV and XML) that can be imported into third-party analysis packages

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Detailed Description

The standard LoggerNet software package is recommended for those who have data logger networks that do not require the more advanced features offered in LoggerNet Admin. It includes the LoggerNet server and client applications. The LoggerNet server stores the data in a cache and writes data to a variety of formats, including ASCII, binary, and XML.

The LoggerNet server and client applications enable you to do the following:

  • Configure the server to communicate with multiple data loggers via a variety of communications hardware
  • Create custom data logger programs using Short Cut, Edlog, or the CRBasic Editor
  • Connect to a data logger to check or set the clock, send programs, or perform other administrative functions
  • Collect data on demand or schedule
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the network
  • Display real-time data in a numeric display or graph
  • View and graph data files
  • Create graphical data displays that update when data is collected and allow you to control flags, ports, and variables
  • Create automated tasks
  • Process data files using Split
  • Save data in formats (including CSV and XML) that can be imported into third-party analysis packages.

The client applications included in the standard LoggerNet software package are the following:

  • Setup
  • Connect
  • Status Monitor
  • Task Master
  • Short Cut
  • CRBasic Editor
  • Edlog
  • Transformer
  • RTMC Development
  • RTMC Run-Time
  • View Pro
  • Split
  • CardConvert
  • Troubleshooter
  • Network Planner
  • PakBus Graph
  • LogTool
  • Device Configuration Utility
  • CoraScript
Version History
  • LoggerNet 4.x series replaced LoggerNet 3.x series on August 28, 2009.
  • LoggerNet 3.x series replaced LoggerNet 2.x series on 24 November, 2004.
  • LoggerNet 2.x series replaced PC208W on January 1, 2003.

Specifications

Current Version 4.8
Operating System Windows 11 or 10 (Both 32- and 64-bit operating systems are supported.)
Requirement .NET 4.6.2
Purchased Separately Yes
Software Level Intermediate to advanced
Communications Supported Direct connect, Ethernet, short-haul, phone modems (land-line, cellular, voice synthesized), RF transceivers (UHF, VHF, and spread spectrum), multidrop modems

Combinations of communication devices supported.
Scheduled Data Collection Supported Yes
Data Display Supported Numeric, graphical, Boolean data objects

Military Certificate of Networthiness (CoN)

Certifications
  • LoggerNet 4.x is certified as Cert #201416752.
  • LoggerNet 4.x is certified as an upgrade to 4.0 and has ASC CoN ID 12274.

Compatibility

Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired) The 21X requires three PROMs; two PROM 21X Microloggers are not compatible.
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR1000X
CR10X (retired) LoggerNet is compatible with the mixed array, PakBus®, and TD operating systems.
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired) LoggerNet is compatible with the mixed array, PakBus®, and TD operating systems.
CR295X (retired)
CR300
CR3000 (retired)
CR310
CR350
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired) LoggerNet is compatible with the mixed array, PakBus®, and TD operating systems.
CR6
CR800 (retired)
CR850 (retired)
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Software

Product Compatible Note
KonectGDS

Distributed Data Acquisition

Product Compatible Note
Granite 10
Granite 6
Granite 9

Additional Compatibility Information

Communications

LoggerNet runs on a PC, using serial ports, telephony drivers, and Ethernet hardware to communicate with data loggers via phone modems, RF devices, and other peripherals.

Software

The development tool of RTMC Pro 1.x and 2.x is not compatible with the RTMC run-time and the standard RTMC development tool in LoggerNet 4. An upgrade for RTMC Pro must be purchased separately.

Computer

LoggerNet is a collection of 32-bit programs designed to run on Intel-based computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. LoggerNet runs on Windows 10 and Windows 11. LoggerNet runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these operating systems.

Other Products

LoggerNet supports most commercially available sensors, SDM devices, multiplexers, relays, vibrating-wire interfaces, ET107, CompactFlash cards, microSD cards, and PC cards.

Downloads

LoggerNet Patch v.4.8 (399 MB) 26-03-2024

This patch will upgrade LoggerNet, LoggerNet Remote or LoggerNet Admin version 4.0 and newer to 4.8. A version of LoggerNet 4.x must be installed on the computer. 

Note: This patch includes RTMC Run-time and the RTMC Standard Development v5.0.1. If you are using RTMC Pro 4.3.3 or older or CSI Web Server 1.6 or older and plan to continue creating RTMC projects, we recommend that you opt out on updating RTMC during the install or upgrade to RTMC Pro 5.0.

LoggerNet Admin and Remote:

A change was made in the way the LoggerNet 4.6 Server performs "Custom Data Collection". A corresponding change was made in the Connect Screen 4.6 client "Custom Data Collection" functionality.

If you require "Custom Data Collection" functionality with the Connect Screen client, assure that the LoggerNet Servers and Connect Screen clients are 4.6 or higher.

This application requires the Microsoft .Net 4.6.2 Framework.  If it is not already installed on your computer,  it can be obtained from the Microsoft Download Center.

Supported Operating Systems: (32 and 64 bit) Windows 11 or 10.

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What's new in LoggerNet 4 Tutorial (exe format) v.- (12.9 MB) 14-09-2009

LoggerNet 4.0 was released in August of 2009. This tutorial demonstrates some of the new features and enhancements. Two new applications, View Pro and the Network Planner, are introduced.


LoggerNet Trial v.4.8 (399 MB) 26-03-2024

This is a fully functional 30 day trial of the standard version of LoggerNet. This is a trial only and can not be activated as a full version with a license key. (Network setup and data is preserved from the trial when installing the full version.)

Current LoggerNet users: It is recommended that you install the trial on a computer other than the one running your existing LoggerNet. If that is not practical, we strongly recommend you back up the LoggerNet working directory to prevent backward compatibility issues if you revert to a previous version. To revert you must re-install LoggerNet using the original disk and software key.

Note: This application requires the Microsoft .Net 4.6.2 Framework.  If it is not already installed on your computer,  it can be obtained from the Microsoft Download Center.

Supported Operating Systems: (32 and 64 bit) Windows 11 or 10.

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to LoggerNet: 131

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  1. There are several approaches you can try:

    1. The LNDB Interface can pull data from LoggerNet and insert it into a database instance. Supported database platforms are as follows: Microsoft SQL; MySQL; unofficially, MariaDB as it is open source MySQL, PostGRESQL, and Oracle. The database table structure and metadata will match the structure of the station’s program and the station name used in LoggerNet exactly. You cannot customize the structure. Refer to the setup documentation.

    2. Read or parse data from LoggerNet .dat files. The files are CSV formatted and can be parsed in using most any programming language. Files by default are stored on the LoggerNet computer in the following path: C:\Campbellsci\LoggerNet.

    3. LDMP Server, a LoggerNet Admin component, offers a listening socket for data to be pulled directly from the LoggerNet cache over the LoggerNet Service listening port 6789. Complete documentation in LoggerNet Admin is stored in the following path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Campbellsci\LoggerNet\ldmp_server2.pdf.

    4. Read in data using the CSI web server’s built in Web API. The webAPI accepts queries in the same format as the data logger’s built-in webAPI. Refer to the data logger webAPI documentation
  2. OSIsoft sells a PI interface for LoggerNet. The OSIsoft part number is PI-IN-CS-LN-NTI. Please direct all inquiries for sales and support of the interface to OSIsoft.

  3. The port is set during the setup process in the modem and then in the Setup screen of LoggerNet. The port of 3001 is the default in the Raven templates supplied by Campbell Scientific.

  4. Yes. Follow these steps:

    1. In the LoggerNet Setup screen, click the icon for the data logger.
    2. Choose the Data Files tab.
    3. Deselect the Use Default File Name checkbox.
    4. In the menu for the File Output Option field, choose Create Unique File Name.
  5. The station’s data logger clock can be set from the Connect screen. It can also be set from the Clock tab in the Setup screen.

  6. In the LoggerNet Setup screen, on the Data Files tab, there are these Collect Mode options:

    • Data Logged Since Last Collection
    • Most Recently Logged Records
    • Collect At Most
  7. If communication is interrupted or intermittent, LoggerNet may stop updating the Table Monitor, Numeric Display, and Graphs. When this occurs, a button on the display that is normally titled Stop (to stop the update) changes to Start, and the button must be pressed to resume the update. Also, check the update interval on the display, as it may be set to a higher value than expected.

  8. On table-based data loggers, in the LoggerNet Setup screen, on the Data Files tab, there is the Collect at Most option that can be used to indicate how many records to collect. Based on how often data is stored, a calculation can be made to determine how many records represent x hours of data.

  9. For PakBus data loggers, the battery voltage is found on the Station Status screen. (The Station Status screen is accessed from the LoggerNet Connect screen.) For mixed-array data loggers, Station Status will display the lithium battery and the number of times the 12 V supply has dropped below an acceptable level. If the battery voltage is being read by the program, it may be available from the public table.

  10. Yes. If the data logger has a phone modem connected, there are Edlog and CRBasic commands that can be used to initiate calls. For example, in CRBasic a call can be made with SerialOpen(), SendVariables(), and SerialClose() instructions.

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