Test and Measurement News

October 2001

Remote Data Logging

Pico has a wide range of products suitable for remote data acquisition. Examples of customer applications include:

  • Collecting data from around a factory using an existing
  • ethernet network
  • Monitoring the temperature of a fleet of refrigerated trucks
  • using EnviroMon and a GSM (mobile phone) modem
  • Remote monitoring of the temperature and humidity of computer
  • server rooms across the internet
  • Monitoring gas pressure and temperature in an airship via a radio
  • modem

To help guide you through all the different options, we have gathered together all of the available information in the applications section of our web site at:


New this month is an application note shows how to connect our serial port data acquisition products to any Ethernet TCP/IP LAN or WAN network.

New Test Leads, Clips and Probes for Automotive Use

Pico has just released several new products for automotive testing.

The TA000 test lead is custom made for automotive use with the ADC-212 oscilloscope. Its length (3 metres / approx 10 ft) allows the oscilloscope to be placed on the work bench away from the car being tested / repaired. Also new is a wide range of probes, clips and gators that plug into the 4mm connectors at the end of the cable. For more information, follow the link below:


Enigma — The Movie

Over the last few weeks we have noticed a huge increase in the number of people visiting our web pages about Colossus (the worlds first computer) and the WW2 code breaking centre at Bletchley Park.

We suspect this interest is being driven by publicity for the new film ‘Enigma’ (starring Kate Winslet and financed by Mick Jagger) which is based on events at Bletchley Park.

Our web page on the subject can be found at: http://www.picotech.com/applications/colossus.html

DrDAQ Sensors

Over the next couple of years we plan to release several new external sensors for DrDAQ and would welcome your feedback as to which would be the most useful.

We have already had requests for the following sensors for DrDAQ:

  • air pressure
  • light sensor (lux)
  • redox
  • oxygen in air
  • dissolved oxygen
  • airflow
  • CO2 gas
  • conductivity
  • current
  • radiation
  • pulse / heart rate
  • acceleration
  • light gate
  • ultrasonic distance
  • magnetic field

If you own (or are about to buy) a DrDAQ data logger, please look through the list above and choose the three sensors that would be most useful to you (feel free to include sensors that are not on the above list).

Please then send a e-mail to tech@picotech.com with the subject 'DrDAQ sensors' and in the body of the e-mail list the three sensors that you would find most useful. Thank you for your help.

New Science Experiments

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. New this month is 'Measuring the shutter speed of a camera'.

See this and many other interesting educational experiments at: http://www.picotech.com/experiments/

ADC-200 Oscilloscope Special Offer

Each month Pico Technology offers a different product at 15% discount for orders placed through e-commerce. For details of this months special offer, follow the link below:



Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit https://jobs.picotech.com/ to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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