Data logging update – January 2002

Computers have moved on. New PC’s have started to lose their ‘serial ports’, the connectors that nearly all data loggers use to send their readings through. Last year many schools bought laptops, only to start searching for USB converters to make their old loggers work. The moral is to buy with the computers you’ll use in mind. Some manufacturers have responded well - users of the LogIT range can buy a cable (20) that connects old gear to the USB port of the new computer. That and a software update make it all work again. It’s an elegant bacon saver.

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