We are happy to announce that the beta version of our brand new PicoLog Cloud software is now officially open and readily available to the public. Building on the proven PicoLog 6.1 applications track record, it introduces many great new features, including:
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.
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 anonymised 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 anonimysed 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) so you can be sure it's as secure as it can be.
PicoLog Cloud storage is hosted on another industry de facto service known for excellent reliability and global access; Microsoft Azure. It means you can rely on quality of service (uptime) and multiple server locations means your data is backed up in the unlikely case of a server outage.
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 3 decades. There are very few limitations with this setup, but some users just can't be in the same room, factory, city or even country with their 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. But don't worry, that PC must be signed into your 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, modifications to the capture settings and configuration can only be managed by the host PicoLog Cloud app.
PicoLog 6 has always been based on a framework that uses Chromium (Google's open-source browser) and Java meaning it is already "browser ready".
It couldn't be easier to use! Navigate to the URL picolog.app in any browser and log-in to your PicoLog Cloud account. This gives you instant and secure access to all of your live and saved Cloud captures on any smart device, anywhere in the world (you must be connected to the internet). Some browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge make it possible to "install" the PicoLog Cloud as a PWA (progressive web app) meaning the app will be available on the home screen of your phone or desktop on your computer, and works like a regular mobile app.
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 synchronised back up to the Cloud.
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.
|Windows PC||Windows 8.x, 10 (32 and 64-bit)|
|Mac computer||From macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer|
|Linux PC||Tested on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or newer (64-bit), and OpenSUSE 15.x or newer (64-bit)|
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