Environmental Monitoring in a College Athletic Center

Readouts and Alarms Accessible from a Mobile Device

CHESTERLAND OH — CAS Data Loggers recently provided the temperature and humidity datalogging system for a northern state collegiate athletic facility. The new complex sees constant use from students coming in from the cold to take their jog on the treadmill instead. Administration wanted an environmental monitoring and alarm system for use with the building's wireless LAN network. This system would need to give them remote access to data rather than having to remind student employees to change out USB sticks or memory cards.

The college installed 4 TD Ethernet Humidity/Temperature Data Loggers in the building's cardio room, locker rooms and basketball court. CAS DataLoggers recommended the optional wireless interface models designed for network communication. By inserting a CF type 802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter Card in the option slot, the data loggers were easily integrated into the building’s LAN network, which is space-efficient since cables and wiring would have gotten in the way in the complex's many hallways and exercise areas. Each Network-dedicated temperature and humidity logger uses an external sensor simultaneously measuring the surrounding temperature from 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F), and humidity levels from 10% to 95% RH.

Users set the sampling rate to record the surrounding conditions once every minute, with current readings shown on their clear multifunction displays. The dataloggers are equipped with a 16,000 point memory for extended logging and operate for up to a year on a single AA battery. Additionally, they’re rugged enough that the one in the court has already withstood a stray basketball hit!

The T&D dataloggers automatically send their current readings over email without needing PC support. This capability allows staff to monitor current environmental conditions and receive alarms from their smartphone web browsers so they can view it anytime from anywhere. The free cloud WebStorage service lets users instantly view all captured data online and then save, print, analyze, etc. Multiple remote users can download the data using a PC from a remote office location. Long-term file storage space up to 20MB is provided.

The T&D system will also send warning E-mails to designated personnel over the Internet or LAN network the moment that temperature and/or humidity go out of specification or when a sensor error occurs. Along with the dataloggers, users received FREE Windows software to setup, monitor, download, graph and export data for detailed analysis. The software manages the facility's temperature and humidity data in a user-friendly interface to give users a full picture of all temperature and humidity fluctuations.

With built-in web server and email support, these Ethernet temperature and humidity dataloggers allow the college to cost-effectively view the athletic center's conditions from their mobile devices and remote office buildings. Designated users can view measurements in a continually-updated graph which shows up to a week's worth of data. The wireless LAN option provided flexibility and freedom from traditional wiring installations, enabling staff to make fully-informed decisions on conditions in the facility, which helped reduce HVAC costs and pinpoint areas for future upgrades.

To learn more about our T&D Ethernet Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers, more environmental monitoring products, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.  

Contact Information:

CAS DataLoggers, Inc.

12628 Chillicothe Road

Chesterland, Ohio 44026

(440) 729-2570

(800) 956-4437



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