Wireless CAN Bus Logger - Easily Access Your Data via WiFi
Need to collect your CAN bus data remotely via WiFi?
In this intro we show how the CL3000 WiFi CAN logger can be used to collect your data via WiFi across 3 powerful modes: Access point, Station and Push.
Note: We are migrating from the CL3000 - please see our 2nd generation, the CANedge2. The CANedge2 offers superior functionality with powerful software like telematics dashboards, a Python API and telematics platforms.
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CL3000 WiFi modes
The CL3000 works like a CL2000 with WiFi. This means you can log raw RTC-timestamped CAN data to the SD card - and stream data in real-time via USB. On top of this, the CL3000 offers 3 WiFi modes as outlined below.
Access point mode
The CAN logger ships in AP mode, meaning that it will simply show up as a "hotspot" on your PC, phone or tablet.
Just log on and access your data by entering a pre-specified link in your browser (e.g. "ID0001/").
Example: You're in the field with your iPad and wish to collect CAN bus data from a hard-to-reach logger. You get in range, log on to the hotspot and download the log files you need - while the CAN logger continues logging!
The IoT CAN logger can easily be configured to auto-connect to an existing WiFi hotspot. Once connected, your CAN bus data is accessible via any device on the network via your link & password. A hotspot could be e.g. a local network router, a PC/phone/tablet built-in hotspot or mobile hotspots
Pro Tip: If you want to access the logger outside your local network, this can be done if you are on the same VPN as the hotspot. Alternatively, you can easily set up port forwarding to turn your access link into an online website for easy global access.
Example: You need to monitor CAN based equipment at a client site. By connecting your CL3000 to their router with port forwarding, you can access log files anytime, anywhere - without bothering your client.
FTP server push mode
In both AP and STA mode, the WiFi CAN logger can be set up to automatically push new log files to a FTP server. Once a log file has been uploaded, it is deleted from the SD card to free up space and avoid duplicate transfers.
Example: You need to collect J1939 data across 50 trucks on a daily basis. With the PUSH mode, the J1939 log files in a truck can be uploaded on-the-go via e.g. a mobile WiFi 4G celluar hotspot in the truck to a cloud server. Or, the data can be uploaded when the trucks return to the garage and loggers come within range of the local WiFi router. In both cases, the data can be auto pushed to a single FTP server folder for easy processing at scale.
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