New blog from Campbell Scientific Inc.
By- Jacob Davis
What do you do if you have two dataloggers installed really close to each other and you only want to pay the bill for running one cellular modem? How do you get data from both dataloggers using a single modem? How do you get your dataloggers to read the values from each other’s data tables? The short answer to these questions is to use PakBus networking. In this article, I’ll share with you how PakBus networking works and its many possibilities—all in the context of collecting data from two dataloggers with a single cellular modem.
What is PakBus?PakBus is the proprietary communications protocol for Campbell Scientific dataloggers. The name derives from the fact that it is a packetized data bus. All data is transferred in packets that include destination and source addresses. It is optimized by design to work well on low bandwidth connections (such as with radios).