PC400 是坎贝尔中等级别的数据采集器支持软件，它的功能多样，支持多种通讯选项，手动数据下载和数据显示。PC400 包含易于使用的程序生成器（Short Cut），也有全功能的程序编辑器（CRBasic、Edlog）。
PC400 不支持组合通讯选项（例如：电话-电台）、PakBus® 路由或定时数据下载；建议使用LoggerNet 软件用于需要这些功能的应用。
这些工具允许用户设置/编辑站点的设置，设定数据采集器的时钟，查看实时数据，设置标志/端口，以及按命令下载数据。通讯连接支持：直接通讯、电话modem、以太网、窄波段UHF 和 VHF电台、射频电台或多子站modem。
PC400 提供两种全功能的编程工具— CRBasic编辑器和Edlog。CRBasic编辑器（语法与BASIC编辑语言类似）支持我们更新的数据采集器。Edlog 支持我们已停产的数据采集器和CR7。
对那些更愿意使用更简单方式的编程工具的用户，PC400 包含了Windows平台的Short Cut（SCWin）。SCWin 能生成程序，支持我们任一种数据采集器和我们的任一种流行的传感器，以及用户创建的定制传感器文件（使用已有的传感器文件作为起始点）。Short Cut还能用于ET107、ET106和MetData1气象站。
DevConfig 可让您发送新的操作系统到数据采集器和其它的带Flash内存的设备，设置数据采集器中的不同PakBus®设置参数，以及编辑诸如MD485 和 RF401等通讯外设的设置。
CardConvert 用于转换和保存来自PC 卡或CompactFlash®卡的二进制数据。PC卡兼容于我们的CR5000 和 CR9000X 数据采集器。CompactFlash 内存卡兼容于我们的CR1000、CR3000、CR5000和CR9000X数据采集器。
|Operating System||Windows 11, 10, 8, or 7|
|Requirement||TCP/IP services must be installed and enabled on the PC.|
|Software Level||Entry to intermediate|
|Communications Supported||Direct connect, Ethernet, short-haul, phone modems (land-line, cellular, voice synthesized), RF transceivers (UHF, VHF, and spread spectrum), multidrop modems|
|Scheduled Data Collection Supported||No|
|Data Display Supported||Numeric, simple, line graph|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
|21X (retired)||The 21X requires three PROMs; two PROM 21X Microloggers are not compatible.|
TCP/IP services must be running on the computer.
PC400 does not support combined communication options (for example, phone-to-RF, advanced PakBus routing, or scheduled data collection. LoggerNet software is recommended for applications that require those capabilities.
Required computer operating system—Windows 7, 8, 10, or 11
PC400 is compatible with the mixed array, PakBus, and TD data logger operating systems for the CR510, CR10X, and CR23X dataloggers.
PC400 supports most commercially available sensors, SDM devices, multiplexers, relays, vibrating-wire interfaces, ET107, CompactFlash cards, microSD cards, and PC cards.
PC400 is Campbell Scientific's free entry-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).
Note: An email will be sent to you that includes your PC400 Serial Number and Software Installation Key. If you do not see the email within 5 - 10 minutes, check your email junk folder.
Supported Operating Systems: (32 and 64 bit) Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8 or 7.
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 11, 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (Both 32 and 64 bit)
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.
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.
No. However, real-time data can be displayed in tabular form in the Monitor Data tab.
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.
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.
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.
The initial version of the PC400 software must be ordered and cannot be downloaded directly. (Refer to the Ordering information area of the PC400 product page for more information.) After the software is installed, upgrades within a major revision level can be downloaded from the Downloads page. Upgrades between major revision levels require the purchase of the PC400/U upgrade.
A free program generator for all Campbell Scientific data loggers is Short Cut for Windows (SCWin). Short Cut can be used to create programs in many situations where Campbell Scientific equipment is used. The Campbell Scientific YouTube channel has a two-part series on using Short Cut.
In situations where program requirements are too complex or specialized for Short Cut, programs can be written in any text editor that can edit and save plain ASCII text. However, creating an error-free program would be very difficult. The CRBasic Editor that comes with PC400 and LoggerNet provides a programming environment with procedure templates, integrated help, programming examples, the ability to test compile the program before sending it, and many other features that can be very helpful when developing a program.