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Designed for long-term coastal and freshwater environmental data logging

STOR-X Submersible Data Logger

Specifically designed for long-term coastal and freshwater environmental data logging. Its rugged design, compact size, file management capabilities and low sleep current requirements make it ideal for remote systems.

The STOR-X submersible data logger was specifically designed for long-term coastal and freshwater environmental data logging.  Its rugged design, compact size, file management capabilities and low sleep current requirements (30 µA at 12 VDC) make it the ideal data logger for remote systems.

With its advanced scheduling capability you control the acquisition schedule of each connected instrument maximizing your deployment time by conserving battery life.  Longer deployments mean less service and reduced field trips costs.  STOR-X scheduling and reliability features allow for year long in situ deployments without the fear of losing critical data.

The STOR-X has five (5) switched power serial interface ports and four (4) 16-bit A/D ports that allow for integration of virtually any sensor, regardless of manufacturer.  For easy configuration with Satlantic instruments, the STOR-X provides pre-defined configurations, as well as options for its Sea-Bird Scientific partners, Sea-Bird Electronics and WET Labs. Third party instruments can be integrated by creating an instrument file that defines the expected telemetry format.

The STOR-X is much more than a simple submersible data logger.  It can be reconfigured as a real time stand-alone observatory with the addition of its optional data transfer option.   Various options are available for STOR-X instruments within clusters; some are described within the LOBO or Benthic Pod Observatory Systems pages.  Contact Satlantic support staff to see if a STOR-X can fill your observing system needs.

Also available is the STOR-X PLUS which has all of the features of the standard STOR-X but includes a fully integrated pressure transducer (0-300 psi), external temperature sensor (-2.5°C to 40°C), and a 0 - 45° pitch and roll sensor.

Optional Features:

  • Real time data transfer via Cell Phone or Iridium Modem 
  • Integrated pitch, roll, temperature and pressure sensors available
  • Master-slave and Network configurations available for clustering STOR-X and connected instruments.
  • Observing platform options LOBO or Benthic Pod with OSS software available (LOBOviz) for LOBO.

Specifications

Input Voltage

6 to 18 VDC

Input Current @ 12 VDC:

Operating 50 mA

Idle (sleeping) 30mA

Temperature Range:

-2.5 to 40 °C

Memory Capacity:

256 MB Expandable

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.6 cm (11.25”)

(Excluding connectors):

Diameter: 8.9 cm (3.5”)

Weight:

1.75 kg (3.86 lb) (PVC Housing, Acetron End-caps)

1.96 kg (4.32 lb) (Aluminum Housing, Acetron End-caps)

Depth Rating:

60 meters (PVC Housing, Acetron End-caps)

750 meters (Aluminum Housing, Acetron End-caps)

Instrument Port Interface Specifications

Number of Ports:

5

Switched Instrument Supply Voltage:

Input Voltage to the STOR-X

Interface:

RS-232, RS-422 or 0 to 5 VDC analog

Baud rate:

User configurable

(300 to 57600 bps)

Connector Type:

6 Pin MC-BH-6F

Download/Programming Port Interface Specifications

Interface:

RS-232

USB@ 300kbs

Baud rate:

9600 bps to 115kbs

 

 

 

Satlantic STORXCom software makes it easy to manage your STOR-X data logger or LOBO observing system. Connect the logger to your computer via the supplied USB programming cable to enjoy these features:

  • High speed offload of logged data files
  • Point-and-click schedule creation and upload
  • Review and modify STOR-X operational settings
  • Configure GSM modem settings

STORXCom can be used with any STOR-X data logger having a serial number greater than 0130. To upgrade your older STOR-X to be compatible with STORXCom software, please contact Customer Support to arrange a return for standard servicing and checkup, which includes the required device upgrades.

Download STORXCom 1.2.3

Released September 13, 2013

STORXCom can be used with any STOR-X data logger having a serial number greater than 0130. To upgrade your older STOR-X to be compatible with STORXCom software, please contact Customer Support to arrange a return for standard servicing and checkup, which includes the required device upgrades.

STORXCom-1.2.4-b137-x86.exe for Microsoft Windows
Product Data Sheet

STOR-X Dtasheet

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
2014_datasheet_storx.pdf
Product Manual

SatCon 1.5 Manual

Satlantic SatCon 1.5 Manual.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
SatCon-1.5-Manual.pdf
Product Manual

SatView 2.9 Manual

Satlantic SatView 2.9 Manual.

Thursday, October 2, 2008
SatView-2.9-Manual.pdf
Product Manual

STOR-X Manual

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
STOR-X-Manual.pdf
Product Manual

Alkaline Battery Packs Operation Manual

The purpose of this manual is to describe the safe use of several versions of the Alkaline Battery Pack. The Alkaline Battery Pack was developed as a reliable, easy to use power source.
Monday, January 23, 2012
AlkalineBatteryPack-RevE-Manual.pdf
Product Manual

STORXCom 1.2.4 Manual

Friday, September 13, 2013
STORXCom-1.2.4-Manual.pdf

Deploying STOR-X: What mode should I use for scheduled deployment?

STOR-X Scheduled mode autorun:

The STOR-X should be configured for “scheduled mode autorun” for extended deployments.
When “scheduled mode autorun” is enabled, STOR-X will automatically run the storxv2 program each time power is cycled.

If setting “scheduled mode autorun” from the PicoDOS prompt:

STOR-X “config” program includes:
Scheduled mode autorun option.

To set scheduled mode autorun :
Type “config” at the PicoDOS prompt. A menu system will appear.
Type “u” for user settings
Type “b” to enable scheduled mode autorun
Type “z” to return to previous menu
Type “x” to save settings and exit
Now STOR-X will run on schedule

How do I check the date and time on my StorX?

By default the clock of the StorX is set to UTC time rather than local time.
The StorX will add a UTC timestamp to each data frame that it collects.

The schedule.txt file on board the StorX is a daily schedule, and represents a 24 hour period (00:00 to 24:00). The schedule assumes that the StorX is set to UTC time. The StorX is set to use UTC time by default.
Note that this is especially important if you have a different instrument scheduling for day light hours versus nighttime.

You can check your StorX clock by connecting through the serial connection and using a serial terminal emulator such as hyper-terminal:

First, connect to the StorX serial port, to obtain a command prompt.

From the C:\  prompt, you can verify the StorX clock time by typing "clock get".
Verify that the date and time provided is correct in UTC time.

If the date and time requires updating, you will first have to use the "date" command to set the PicoDOS time to the correct time in UTC.
Once the PicoDOS time is set correctly, you can then enter a "clock set" command to send the PicoDOS time to the StorX clock.

Be sure to type "clock get" again to verify the time is now correct.
This should be done if the system is not used for some time or performed before a deployment. 

Alkaline Battery Packs

Satlantic's reliable and user-friendly Alkaline Battery Packs are available in 102 Ah and 51 Ah capacities. The design of the internal battery compartment allows the user to easily change the D-Cell batteries with off-the-shelf replacements. The battery packs consist of an anodized aluminum pressure case, a D-cell battery compartment and a removable end-cap.

Battery Pack13.5V/ 15V 51Ah Battery Pack Dimensions13.5V/ 15V 102Ah/ 119Ah Battery Pack Dimensions
Overall diameter4.47 inch (11.3 cm)4.47 inch (11.3 cm)
Overall length19.42 inch (49.3 cm)31.42 inch (79.8 cm)