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RainWise CC-3000-LR

RainWise CC-3000-LR

Long Range Wireless Computer Interface
Model: CC-3000-LR
List Price: $395.00
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DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

The RainWise CC-3000-LR computer interface for Long Range systems is a device that will record and store weather data received from MK-III Long Range sensor assemblies. The CC-3000-LR Long Range computer Interface has a 2 MB flash memory which allows the device to log data independently of a computer. It provides both current and historical information.

Free Software: Each CC-3000-LR is shipped with a free version of Weatherview32 Home Edition. Upgrades are available.

Integrated Radio Receiver: Unlike the previous interface, the LR radio receiver is build right into the unit. This means less wires and a cleaner desk. A power cable and USB cable are all that are required. The new switching power supply is smaller and more efficient.

Fast USB or RS-232: The CC-3000-LR is normally shipped with a USB interface. An RS-232 version will soon be available for applications that require serial connections like cellular and satellite modems. The baud rate has been boosted from 9600 to 115,200. Even with extra memory download times are dramatically reduced. USB drivers are provided for Windows, Mac and Linux. Note: Only Windows based software is currently available.

Flash Memory: Memory has been increased from 32K to 2MB. The 32K was RAM based which meant if you lost power you lost your data. This is not the case with flash, your data is non-volatile and will not be destroyed when power is lost. The data stored in memory is compressed so the 2MB will allow for long intervals between downloads. With a 49834 record capacity the CC-3000-LR will log for over 11 months at a 10 minute logging interval. The capacity will vary depending selected sensors. A base record is 42 bytes in length.

NiMH Battery Backup: The CC-3000-LR now uses NiMH battery backup. These batteries are much easier to get than NiCAD and have substantially more capacity. Fully charged batteries will keep the CC-3000-LR running for more than 24 hours. The new case includes a battery compartment which makes installing the four batteries very easy.

Inside Temperature: A thermistor based temperature sensor is built into the interface. This provides inside temperature which can be very useful for freeze alarms in vacation homes.

High Speed Processor: The performance of the primary processor has been increased while also reducing power consumption. The increased performance allows for faster communications and more features.

Software Updates: The new CPU can be reprogrammed via the USB or RS-232 interface. This means that updates can be quickly and easily applied by the user. This also allows for multiple software programs that use the same hardware. Rainwise can now offer custom software designed for specific tasks. Contact us if you have a specific requirement.

English and Metric Units: The original interface was only available in English units. Metric was achieved by having a PC application convert the data. The CC-3000-LR has user selectable units.

New Command Protocol: The new command protocol was designed to offer greater flexibility, be more user friendly and easier for software developers to use. The full protocol and command list are supplied are available in the CC-3000-LR instruction manual.

Daylight Savings: Daylight savings is now supported. The dates, times and shift are user selectable. This allows the CC-3000-LR to be used in any country around the world.

Expansion Port: In preparation for future functionality the CC-3000-LR is equipped with an expansion port. This connector will allow for future digital and analog sensors.

Note: The Long Range computer interface version will not work with a Standard Range MK-III system, as they are not compatible with each other.

Features:

  • Fast USB 2.0 interface ( RS-232 version available in future)
  • 2 MB of flash memory
  • NiMH battery backup
  • Inside Temperature
  • Advanced hi-speed processor
  • Integrated radio receiver
  • Software updates through your computer
  • Now supports both English and metric units
  • New command protocol
  • Daylight savings support
  • Expansion port
  • Free software

A number of 3rd party software programs support the RainWise MK-III Computer Interface. The Home edition of Weather View 32 Windows software is included with the Computer Interface when purchased from WeatherShack. The software will automatically upload any logged data from the computer interface into a weather database on your PC's hard drive. In addition to the real-time display, the software provides a wide variety of tables and graphs for viewing your weather database. Data is stored in one minute increments on the computers hard drive for future reference and analysis. The program has a calendar display which provides the temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and barometric pressure extremes for any month in a compact form.

Software Features:

  • Dial Display
  • Thermometers
  • Text Labels
  • Value Labels
  • Trend Graphs
  • Dynamic HTTP image importing
  • Graphing
  • Reporting
  • Alarms
  • Email reports
  • Remote Access
  • Data storage

Computer Requirements:

Includes software on a CD-Rom disk and computer interface data logger with serial port cable.

Windows version requires a computer running Windows 2000/NT 4.x/XP/Vista/Windows 7 with at least 150MB free hard disk space. For Window Vista users (per Weather View 32 Help):

  • Exit out of Weather View 32
  • Go to the computers Desktop
  • Right-Click on the wv.bat icon if running 32 bit version of Vista
  • Right-Click on the wv64.bat icon if running 64 bit version of Vista
  • Click the “Run as Administrator” option
  • When asked “Windows needs your permission”, select Continue
  • A black window will appear and disappear
  • Start Weather View 32

Some Vista setups seem to be affected by a known Microsoft issue which causes your computers desktop to act strange and requires a re-boot after 1 to 3 hours of use. If this is occurring on your system click here to get a fix from Microsoft. If the problem is not resolved, call Tech Support at 503-864-3217.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Average Customer Rating 3.3 3.5 stars (based on 4 reviews)

By Tim
From Vancouver, WA
4 stars Wastewater Plant Application
05/22/2018
Compact and easy to use
By Phil
From Seattle, WA
3 stars cc-3000
08/25/2015
never seems to reset at midnight and it seems to be set on a east cost time and I have set the time and location setting several times
By Paul
From Montrose, CO
5 stars Performs as advertised.
04/12/2012
By Michael
From Branchburg, NJ
1 stars Will set this unit up soon.
09/30/2011
Did not use at this time wating for new PC.

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