Press Release Summary:
Featuring 1,400 ft line-of-site transmission range, which can be extended to several miles with optional repeaters, HOBOnode(TM) Series can wirelessly transmit air temperature and soil moisture data to receiver that interfaces with PC via USB cable. Accompanying software displays real-time graphs of environmental conditions and can also provide alarm notifications via text messages/email when conditions exceed set thresholds. Research-grade sensors utilize solar-rechargeable batteries.
Original Press Release:
Onset Announces Wireless Sensors for Outdoor Environmental Monitoring
BOURNE, MA, January 13, 2009 -Onset Computer Corporation, the HOBO® data logger company, today announced the HOBOnode(TM) Series, a family of research-grade wireless sensors for outdoor environmental monitoring.
Ideal for use in a broad range of applications, including agricultural research, crop management, and ecology studies, HOBOnode sensors can transmit high-accuracy air temperature and soil moisture data to a PC several miles away without cables. Accompanying software displays real-time graphs of environmental conditions, and can provide alarm notifications via text messaging and email when conditions exceed set thresholds.
"With the new HOBOnode sensors, we're combining the ease-of-use and reliability HOBO data loggers are known for, with the convenience of wireless," said Paul Gannett, product marketing manager for Onset. "Wireless HOBOnode sensors save time by transmitting data directly to the user's PC, as well as providing real-time monitoring and alarms."
Beyond wireless data transmission, HOBOnode sensors offer a number of features to help simplify deployment. For example, their compact design (roughly the size of a small flashlight) allows for easy sensor installation in nearly any type of field location. Additionally, HOBOnodes feature solar-rechargeable batteries, so they can run for years without having to replace batteries.
Depending on the number of data points required, up to 50 HOBOnode sensors can be used in a network. All environmental data is transmitted directly to a HOBOnode receiver, which interfaces with a PC via a USB cable. HOBOnode sensors have a 1400 ft. line-of-site transmission range, which can be extended to several miles with optional HOBOnode repeaters.
HOBOnode Sensors are currently available from Onset. Please visit www.onsetcomp.com for complete pricing details and technical specifications.
Onset Computer Corporation
Tel. 1-800-564-4377 / 508-759-9500
About Onset Computer:
ABOUT ONSET Onset Computer Corporation has been producing small, inexpensive, battery-powered HOBO data loggers since 1981, and has sold over 1,000,000 loggers that are used throughout the world by over 50,000 customers. The company manufactures a broad range of data logger and weather station products that are used to measure temperature, humidity, light intensity, voltage, and a broad range of other parameters. Onset data loggers are used in a wide range of research, commercial, industrial, and renewable energy applications.