Test and Measurement News

July 2001

Pico Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

July 2001 is an important milestone for Pico Technology: it marks both our tenth anniversary and another year of record growth and sales.

In July 1991, a newly formed Pico Technology launched its first product, the ADC-10, which met with immediate success. Ten years on, we now have a range of over fifty products and worldwide sales of over 100,000 units.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers over the last ten years who have made this success possible.

New Product Range — Low Cost Load Cells

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new range of low cost load cells. Starting at under GBP 50 (approx 70 USD), they are ideal for industrial and educational applications.

The load cells are compatible with our CM015 signal conditioner, so interfacing to data loggers and oscilloscopes is very easy.

Latest Science Experiments

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. New experiments this month include:

Acoustic standing waves (using DrDAQ)
Light intensity vs distance (using DrDAQ)

See these and many other interesting and educational experiments at:

DrDAQ Conductivity Sensor

Prior to the launch of a conductivity sensor for the DrDAQ, we are looking for a few customers who are interested in having a free conductivity sensor in return for carrying out and writing up a science experiment using the sensor.

If you are already own a DrDAQ and would be interested in this offer, please e-mail us at tech@picotech.com with brief details of your experiment idea.

Hints and Tips: IP Networking for Remote Data Logging

Using Internet Protocol (IP) Networking, you can take measurements (eg temperature) on one computer and record the data on another computer. As long as the computers are linked by an IP network, they do not need to be in the same building or even the same country.

IP networking is built into both PicoLog and EnviroMon software, making for a huge range of possible configurations. From your desk, you could monitor temperature, humidity, light levels and mains power consumption from data loggers connected to PCs anywhere on your network. We have even been told that one headmaster of a school has a DrDAQ data logger in each classroom so he can see which room produces the most noise!


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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Contact details

UK Headquarters:
Pico Technology, James House, Colmworth Business Park, St. Neots,
Cambridgeshire, PE19 8YP, United Kingdom
Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
Fax: 01480 396296 (+44 1480 396296)

North America Office:
Pico Technology, 320 N Glenwood Blvd, Tyler TX 75702, United States
Tel:+1 800 591 2796 (Toll Free)
Fax:+1 620 272 0981

Asia-Pacific Office:
Pico Technology, Room 2252, 22/F, Centro, 568 Hengfeng Road, Zhabei District,
Shanghai 200070, PR China
Tel: +86 21 2226-5152

Email: sales@picotech.com