PicoLog Cloud™ 6.2.0 Beta - major new feature release:

We are happy to announce that the beta version of our brand new PicoLog Cloud software is now officially available to the public. Building on the proven PicoLog 6.1 application's track record, it introduces many great new features, including:

  • Streaming of live captures directly to the new PicoLog Cloud
  • Security and reliability
  • View of live and saved captures from a remote computer running PicoLog Cloud, anywhere in the world
  • View of live and saved captures on any device (smart phone, tablet, PC) running an internet browser
  • Free PicoLog Cloud Basic account 
  • Compatibility with all current USB PicoLog loggers and PicoScope real-time oscilloscopes
  • Simple setup with no need to change network settings
  • Continuous capture with or without network connection
  • Source clients for Windows, Linux, macOS and Raspberry Pi OS

Stream live captures directly to the new PicoLog Cloud

The latest and biggest rollout of PicoLog 6 is the new PicoLog Cloud free upgrade. Your Pico data logger or oscilloscope not only captures to a local disk, but now it can log directly to a secure online Cloud. Did we mention our new basic cloud service is completely free?

This new major feature stays true to our vision of creating a data logging application with a simple user interface, and is equally straightforward for use by technical or non-technical users. 

PicoLog Cloud is fundamentally the same application as before, but with enhancements to send the live capture data directly to your remote PicoLog Cloud space, and in addition view saved captures stored in the Cloud.

Secure and reliable

Security is at the top of the priority list with PicoLog Cloud, and we use the latest and greatest security techniques and processes to ensure your online data and credentials stay safe. To achieve this, PicoLog Cloud employs an Identity Management Platform to manage the login authentication process, keeping your identity anonymized and your data captures safely yours.

In everyday terms this means you log in with your email and password from one of the following email account providers: Microsoft, Apple or Google. If you don't have an account with one of those, you can create an anonymous account with another email address. To add an extra layer of security, make sure to use an email account that offers 2FA (two factor authentication).

PicoLog Cloud storage is hosted on another industry-standard service known for excellent reliability and global access: Microsoft Azure. It means you can rely on quality of service (uptime), and multiple server locations protect your data against the unlikely event of a server outage. 

View live and saved captures anywhere in the world

Plugged into your PC or laptop, USB instruments have been harnessing the power of your computer's screen, processor, hard disk, keyboard and mouse for over three decades. There are very few limitations with this setup, but sometimes you just can't be in the same room, factory, city or even country as your data-capturing equipment.

Now, PicoLog Cloud opens a window into your loggers and captures, allowing other PCs with PicoLog installed to view and export your data from anywhere in the world. Of course, that PC must be signed into your secure, personal PicoLog Cloud account to view any of your captures, live or saved.

To keep things simple and avoid making unwanted changes to a live capture, only the host PicoLog Cloud app can change the capture settings and configuration. 

Can I view captures on my smart phone or tablet?

PicoLog 6 has always been based on a framework that uses Chromium (Google's open-source browser) and Java, so making it run on your browser was the next logical step. 

It couldn't be easier to use! Navigate to picolog.app in any browser and log into your PicoLog Cloud account. This gives you instant and secure access to all of your live and saved Cloud captures on any internet-connected smart device anywhere in the world. Some browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge make it possible to "install" the PicoLog Cloud as a PWA (progressive web app), so it will be available on your home screen or desktop and work like a regular app. 

Continuous capture, with or without network connection

In the event your host PC loses network connection during a capture, PicoLog Cloud instantly switches to use the PC's own hard drive until the network connection is restored. Any missing data will be promptly synchronized back up to the Cloud.

PicoLog Cloud capture features

  • No limit to the number of stored captures
  • Sample rates up to 1 S/s per channel
  • Capture durations up to 30 days
  • Capture can be set to continuous overwrite or stop when finished set duration
  • Multiple host PicoLog Cloud PCs can be used on one user account. View all your devices and captures from one place
  • Remote clients can export into CSV, PDF and HDF5 files from live and saved captures

Source client supported in Windows, Linux, macOS and Raspberry Pi OS

As always, PicoLog 6 in local capture mode is compatible with all existing data loggers and all real-time oscilloscopes (albeit with a sample rate limit of 1 kS/s).

Using the PicoLog Cloud is also compatible with the same instruments, except the sample rate is limited to 1 S/s (sample per second) per channel.

PC requirements
Windows PC Windows 8.x, 10 (32 or 64-bit)
Mac computer macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer
Linux PC Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or newer (64-bit) and OpenSUSE 15.x or newer (64-bit)
RaspberryPi

Recommended with Raspbian Buster or newer using Raspberry Pi model 4B.

Note: Also works with model 3B and 3B+ although GUI response time is slower, and we recommend a sampling rate no faster than 1 S/s.

Does not work with Raspbian Stretch or Jessie