Loggernet – Scheduled Retrieval via wireless IP
|These instructions tell how to set up LoggerNet to retrieve data via an IP address. This can be used with cellular IP modems or a WiFi radio. It is not suitable for collecting via an ethernet adapter, such as an NL110.|
|1. Start Loggernet. Choose Setup, as shown below.|
|2. Switch display to standard view by clicking icon at upper right of screen.|
|3: Choose Add Root, as shown below.|
|4. Choose IPPort.|
|5. Choose PakBusPort (other loggers).|
|6: Choose CR1000 or CR800. Then click Close.|
|7: Click on IPPort, then change settings as shown below.|
|8: Click on PakBusPort, then change settings as shown below.|
|9. Select your logger, make changes as shown, and then click Apply.|
|10. Select the data files tab. Then click the button to retrieve data table definitions from the logger. Your logger and modem must be powered up and ready to communicate. If this step is successful, LoggerNet displays a list of the data tables in the logger.|
|11. Enter settings for the data file, as shown below.|
You should see at least one data table that has a green check mark. These are the data tables that contain the readings. The public table and the status table should have red Xs. These are for diagnostics and should not be collected.
Enter a path and file name for the data file. LoggerNet suggests a path and name, but you can use your own. If you are using Atlas, check that this name matches the name that is specified in the Atlas sensor table.
File output option defaults to Append. For the output format, we recommend ASCII Table Data, No header. This is especially convenient if you are using FTP scheduler to send data to Atlas.
|12. Click the Schedule tab. Here you will specify how often LoggerNet retrieves data from the logger. When you are done, click Apply.|
Base Date and Time: There is no need to change the base date, but you should change the base time. In the example, we set the base time to 5 minutes past midnight. Our logger program reads sensors every hour, exactly at the top of the hour (00 minutes). We want the logger to be finishe reading before we try to retrieve data, so we set the base time to 5 minutes after the hour.
Collection Interval: In this example, we set this to 1 hour. LoggerNet will then collect data every hour, at exactly 5 minutes past the top of the hour.
|13. Now use the Status Monitor to check that LoggerNet will collect on a schedule.|
|14. The status screen below shows some important information. The green icons show that the components are active and ok. To the right, under Last Data Coll you can see the date and time of the most recent collection of data. This was probably when you clicked the Apply button in the step above. You can also see Next Data Collection, which tells you that the scheduler is working.|