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As a researcher, you need to optimize funding and maximize peer-reviewed paper output. ZENTRA Cloud’s powerful data management software makes it easier to succeed at both. 

As a researcher, you need to optimize funding and maximize peer-reviewed paper output. ZENTRA Cloud’s powerful data management software makes it easier to succeed at both. How? ZENTRA Cloud reduces your workload by speeding up analysis, streamlining your workflow, and simplifying data sharing. This means your team can spend less time setting up, maintaining, and downloading data—and more time publishing it.

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Below is a comprehensive look at ZENTRA Cloud’s capabilities, information to get you started, and details on how it can revolutionize your research. 

Data Visualization

 

Visualize your data in near-real time

You and your collaborators can see your data the same hour it happens from anywhere in the world via your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Automated graphing and tool tips

Data is graphed automatically as it is uploaded. Tool tips enable you to see the value of a parameter whenever you want to take a deeper look at your data.

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Customized graph viewing

View your data at different time scales and sensor resolutions.

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Visualize dozens of measurements per data logger

ZENTRA Cloud and the ZL6 data logger work together to simplify your ability to visualize, manage, and share measurements from up to six sensor ports. Using METER multi-parameter sensors, you can visualize dozens of near-real-time measurements at once. Add more ZL6’s to your site, and you can track even more measurements.

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GPS mapping

GPS signal tells you where your data loggers are installed and re-evaluates every 24 hours.

REMOTE DEVICE MANAGEMENT

 

Remote sensor configuration

Fix setup errors and reconfigure sensors remotely.

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Low battery alerts

ZENTRA Cloud tells you when your data logger batteries are low, which means no more suprise data gaps.

Customized calibrations

Adjust the data on your graphs using a custom calibration.

Remote device management

Change the settings on your data loggers from the comfort of your office.

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Firmware over the air

Your logger automatically stays up to date with the latest operating system through the cloud.

Downloading data

To download your data to an excel spreadsheet, simply click the download button.  Plus, ZENTRA Cloud’s convenient and intuitive API allows data analysis software to automatically harvest your data from its servers and run the analyses that lead to new discovery and publishable results.

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Device logs

ZENTRA Cloud records how often the ZL6 is calling in, so you can check if things are working as expected.

EASY DATA SHARING

 

Simplified sharing in near-real time

You and your collaborators view trending data or analyze site conditions at the exact same time. Simply enter an email, and send an invitation.  No password sharing needed.

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You control all permissions

You control the permissions of every collaborator or student. Bank-level encryption means your data is safe, and you’ll always have access to it, even if your subscription expires.  Plus, data stored on the cloud means you never lose data when staffing changes. No more lost spreadsheets.

Customized viewing for collaborators

Every collaborator can review the data in the way they want. All units and ranges on the graphs are specific to each viewer.

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HOW TO GET STARTED

1 – Set up an account

Create a ZENTRA cloud login.

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2 – Add an organization

An organization is a stakeholder that owns or needs the data (i.e., a university or a farm).

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3 – Add a site

A site is the name of the limited geographical area you are studying. It is possible to change a site to a farm depending on user settings.

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4 – Add a plot

A plot is a geographical area within a site that is typically measured by one data logger. It is possible to change a plot to a field depending on user settings.

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5 – Connect a device

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Want to know more?

In the video below, METER research scientist Dr. Colin Campbell discusses how ZENTRA Cloud simplifies the research process and why researchers can’t afford to live without it.

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Index of ZENTRA Cloud features

Category Features Benefits
Near Real-Time Data Visualization See data the hour it happens Access and visualize current data from wherever you are
  Automated graphing No combing through imported spreadsheets to find what you need. Pull up already-graphed, near real-time data to teach students or inform collaborators
  Visualization of up to dozens of measurements per data logger Make informed decisions from the comfort of your office (i.e., when it’s time to sample or irrigate)
  Customized graph viewing View data at different time scales and sensor resolutions
  GPS mapping Send a new collaborator directly to data logger location
  Data aggregated and stored on the cloud Never lose data when staffing changes. No more lost spreadsheets.
  Tool tips See the value of a parameter at any point in time on a graph. Compare today’s site behaviors to other time periods.
  Bank-level encryption Your data is safe, and you’ll always have access to it, even if your subscription expires
  Mobile friendly ZENTRA Cloud is available for viewing via computer, tablet, or smartphone
Remote Device Management Remote configuration Manage devices from anywhere in the world. Reduce technician time and unnecessary field visits.
  Automatic low battery alert Eliminate data gaps
  Customized calibrations Adjust the data on your graphs using a custom calibration
  Remote data logger management Change how often your data logger connects to the cellular network or records data from the comfort of your office
  Download data to Excel Downloads are as easy as one click
  Firmware over the air Your data logger updates automatically. No more wondering if your logger has the latest operating system.
  Device logs Records how often the ZL6 is calling in
  Intuitive API Easy data processing...ZENTRA Cloud’s convenient and intuitive API allows data analysis software to automatically harvest your data from its servers and run the analyses that lead to new discovery and publishable results
Instant Data Sharing Near-real-time data sharing Collaborators, students, and presentation audiences can see important trending information or current site conditions as they happen
  Click. Share. Done. Enter an email and collaborators gain instant access. Invite an unlimited amount of users at no extra charge.
  Permissions control You control the permissions of every collaborator or student
  Customized viewing Every collaborator can view the data the way they want to see it

 

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