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Data Logger is one of LabCollector’s add-ons, it is a network-based application that allows you to monitor and control storage equipment temperature, humidity, CO2, and other data from a centralized location. With Data Logger, you can also connect any type of sensors, providing you with a complete picture of your laboratory environment.

In this knowledge base, we’ll guide you through the steps you need to follow to set up your Temperature / Data Logger instrument using LabCollector. By following these steps, you’ll be able to monitor and control your laboratory environment with ease, ensuring that your valuable samples and equipment are stored under the optimal conditions.

I – Input your Data Logger’s data into LabCollector

II – Setup the POST Target URL


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I – Input your Data Logger’s data into LabCollector

  • The first step to setting up your data logger is to input it into LabCollector. This is a simple process that involves selecting the appropriate logger model and configuring the necessary settings. To do so, follow the below steps:
    • Go to your Data Logger Add-on
    • Navigate to Setup -> Loggers Setup

    • Click on “Add Logger” located to the left (as shown in the screenshot below).

    • A new tab will open up, which will prompt you to input necessary data about your logger, such as its name, type, location, and other relevant details.
    • In the “Logger Configuration” fields, choose “POST” as the Access Type. This will allow your logger to send data to a specific endpoint. For example, if you want to send the data to a web application, you may need to specify the URL of the endpoint that will receive the data.
    • Write the MAC Address of the Data Logger in the appropriate field. The MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to the device’s network interface card (NIC). For example: ZZ:99:63:74:00:XX.
    • In the “Readings Configuration” section, enter the frequency at which you want your logger to take readings. The frequency is measured in minutes. For example, if you want your logger to take readings every 5 minutes, you would enter “5” in the appropriate field.

    • Copy the POST Target URL. This is the URL of the endpoint where the logger will send its data.
    • Click on the “Update & Save” button to save your configuration settings. This will update the logger’s configuration with the new POST Target URL and other settings you have entered.
    • After you have saved the configuration, click on the “Home” button to go back to the homepage, then check the box “Temperature” (as shown in the screenshot below).


  • Once you’ve added the logger to LabCollector, the next step is to set up the Post Target URL. By setting it up, you ensure that all data collected by the logger is automatically transmitted to LabCollector, where it can be easily viewed and analyzed.
    • Open an IP scanner, such as Advanced IP Scanner, on your computer. This will allow you to scan your network and locate the IP address of your logger.
    • Start the IP scanner and wait for the search to finish. Once the search is complete, locate the MAC address of the data logger (ZZ:99:63:74:00:XX) and memorize the corresponding IP address.
    • Open an internet window and enter the IP address of the logger. This will open the logger’s web interface.

    • In the web interface, click on “System Configuration” and select “Post Client” from the options (as shown in the screenshot below).

    • If you have purchased one of our data loggers, you can simply connect using the username “admin” and the password “agb” to access the Post Client settings.
    • Paste the URL that you have previously copied into the URL field. This URL is the Post Target URL for LabCollector.
    • Click on the “Save” button to save the settings.
    • Go back to the Data Logger Add-on in LabCollector. You should now see the temperature readings displayed on your screen.
  • By following these steps, you will be able to set up the Post Target URL for your logger and start transmitting data to LabCollector for analysis.

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