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Using Grant’s Scheduled Downloader With SQ Series Loggers

Ruggged and Portable Grant Squirrel DataLoggers
CHESTERLAND OH—January 12, 2012

Grant’s Squirrelview Plus software offers users a unique function that utilizes Windows Scheduling Service to allow for automated downloading of data. This tool is located in the ‘Tools’ menu of the Squirrelview Assistant. This short, basic tutorial will guide you through this convenient function.

First launch Squirrelview Plus (Note: If using Vista or Windows 7, you must either launch Squirrelview Plus as an administrator, or disable User Access Control in order to have the correct options available in the program).

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu in the Squirrelview Assistant and choose ‘Launch Grant Downloader’. At this point, you need to create a new profile. This is done by clicking the green ‘+’ and then entering a name in the dialog box that appears.

When you highlight the profile name, double-click on ‘Communication type’ and select how the PC is connected to the data logger. If this connection is USB, it will then prompt you to select the correct USB device from a dropdown menu. If the connection is a network connection of some type (Serial to Ethernet, or native built in Ethernet) it will then ask for the IP address of the logger.
Other settings can be changed in the same way, so the download path can be customized as can command line parameters. (For a full list of command line parameters, see the help section of the Downloader Control Panel.)

To set up the schedule, right-click on the profile name and choose ‘Create/Edit Task (Microsoft Scheduled Tasks)’. (Note: In Vista and Windows 7, this option will be grayed out if you have not run the program as an administrator or turned off user access control). Click on the ‘Schedule’ tab and click ‘New’. From here you can set the parameters for the schedule such as what time it will run and whether it will run daily, weekly, etc.

After you have chosen and set all your parameters, you can simply click ‘OK’ then close the Grant Downloader Control Panel, and the job will run at the times and days that you chose automatically and also create time- and date-stamped data files in the directory you specified.

For more information on the bestselling Grant Squirrel series dataloggers, SquirrelView Plus, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com

CAS Offers New Squirrel Series WiFi Handheld DataLogger

Grant SQ2020 WiFi Portable Universal Input Datalogger

CHESTERLAND OH—November 3, 2011

CAS DataLoggers has teamed up with trusted manufacturer Grant Instruments to offer the new Grant Squirrel SQ2020 WiFi Portable Universal Input Data Logger, a wireless portable datalogging solution capable of highly accurate measurements and offering users the flexibility to measure several different physical values including temperature and current. This 8/16 channel features highly accurate 24-bit analog to digital converters, removable memory and adds Wi-Fi wireless Ethernet networking to the renowned Squirrel family of dataloggers. Supporting high-speed 100Hz logging rates, the SQ2020 WiFi device is the ideal datalogger for wireless applications in many industrial and manufacturing fields, scientific research projects, and quality assurance. Delivered with the free SquirrelView comprehensive software suite, this latest Squirrel datalogger provides standalone data acquisition, simple Wi-Fi networking, real-time metering and data analysis straight out of the box.

These new SQ2020 WiFi dataloggers offer users the simplicity of Wi-Fi networking matched with high performance and universal inputs, all in one compact and easy-to-use portable device. The SQ2020 WiFi logger features 8 to 16 universal analog inputs and supports many different types of analog inputs including thermistors, thermocouples (types B, C, D), Pt100/Pt1000 (at a maximum of four 3 or 4-wire Pt100/1000 sensors), voltage, current and resistance. The data logger also includes 2 high voltage, 4 pulse rate/counter inputs and 8 digital event/state inputs with measurements made at a high 0.05% precision. Additionally, 4 alarm outputs trigger external devices to immediately notify personnel whenever measurements go out of specification.

Fully configurable via the integrated keypad, the SQ2020 WiFi logger has a clear 128*97 dot graphical LCD display and utilizes a simple 4-button user interface. The device’s large non-volatile internal memory stores up to 14 million readings, and the Squirrel logger supports download of internal data to a removable MMC/SD (Multi Media Card/Secure Digital) memory. World-renowned for their dependability and durability, Squirrel dataloggers excel as battery-powered lightweight solutions, allowing them to be used in applications requiring portability and stand-alone operation. Additionally, the SQ2020 WiFi dataloggers offer flexible communications options including integral Wi-Fi Ethernet networking, USB, and RS232 connectivity.

Every new Grant Squirrel datalogger also includes the FREE SquirrelView universal software package, utilizing a user-friendly, spreadsheet style interface enabling quick set-up of the data logger for any application, speedy data downloads, and direct export to Excel™. SquirrelView Plus offers users even more benefits such as graphical data analysis and advanced reporting options. Taking advantage of Squirrelview’s streamlined and intuitive interface, users are able to easily reconfigure the Squirrel loggers to do a wide range of jobs in a variety of different environments. The loggers can be configured via integral interface or via PC.

Pete Martin, Sales Manager for CAS, commented on the new logger’s release: “Grant Squirrel loggers are always a great value, and now we’re happy to offer our customers this new wireless solution featuring all the performance and ruggedness of the Squirrel family. Combining the convenience of WiFi with lightweight portability, these dataloggers are a great fit for so many of today’s applications and projects.”

Additional wireless dataloggers can be found here.

For further information on the Grant Squirrel 2020 WiFi Portable Universal Input Data Logger, other Squirrel series data loggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com

CAS Introduces New WiFi Handheld Data Logger

Grant Squirrel SQ2020 WiFi Portable Universal Input Data Logger

CHESTERLAND OH—November 1, 2011

CAS DataLoggers has partnered with Grant Instruments to introduce the new Grant Squirrel SQ2020 WiFi Portable Universal Input Data Logger, a wireless portable logging solution capable of precise measurements and offering the versatility to measure several different values including temperature and current. This 8/16 channel datalogger with high-speed logging rates of 100Hz features highly accurate 24-bit analog to digital converters, removable memory and Wi-Fi wireless Ethernet networking. The SQ2020 WiFi is the ideal data logger for wireless applications in industrial fields, scientific research and quality assurance. Together with the SquirrelView comprehensive software suite, the new Squirrel logger provides standalone data acquisition, simple Wi-Fi networking, real-time metering and data analysis straight out of the box.

The SQ2020 WiFi dataloggers combine high performance and universal inputs with the simplicity of Wi-Fi networking in a compact and easy-to-use handheld instrument. The logger features 8 to 16 universal analog inputs and supports many analog inputs including thermistors, thermocouples (types B, C, D), Pt100/Pt1000 (maximum of four 3 or 4-wire Pt100/1000 sensors), voltage, current and resistance. The data logger also offers 2 high voltage, 4 pulse rate/counter inputs and 8 digital event/state inputs with measurements made at a high precision (0.05%). 4 alarm outputs serve to trigger external devices to immediately notify personnel whenever measurements go out of specification, and the logger also offers sensor power and FET outputs for use with external devices.

Fully configurable via the integrated keypad, the SQ2020 WiFi logger has an easy to read 128*97 dot graphical LCD display and simple 4-button user interface. The device’s large non-volatile internal memory stores up to 14 million readings, and the Squirrel logger supports download of internal data to a removable MMC/SD (Multi Media Card/Secure Digital) memory. World-renowned for their ruggedness and reliability, Squirrel dataloggers excel as battery-powered portable solutions, allowing them to be used in applications requiring portability and stand-alone operation. Additionally, the SQ2020 WiFi dataloggers offer flexible communications options including integral Wi-Fi Ethernet networking, USB, and RS232 connectivity.

Every new Grant Squirrel datalogger also includes the FREE SquirrelView universal software package, utilizing an intuitive, user-friendly, spreadsheet style interface enabling quick set-up of the data logger for any application, speedy data downloads and direct export to Excel™. SquirrelView Plus offers users even more benefits such as graphical data analysis and advanced reporting options. Taking advantage of Squirrelview’s streamlined interface, users are able to easily reconfigure the Squirrel loggers to do a wide range of jobs in a variety of different environments. The loggers can be configured via integral interface or via PC.

Check out the SQ2020 WiFi Portable Data Logger product page here.

For further information on the Grant Squirrel 2020 WiFi Portable Universal Input Data Logger, other Squirrel series data loggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com