Onset Wireless Sensors for Monitoring

Published in the March 2009 Issue Published online: Mar 30, 2009 New Products, Potato Equipment
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BOURNE, Mass.-Onset Computer Corporation, the HOBO data logger company, announced the HOBOnode Series, a family of research-grade, wireless sensors for outdoor environmental monitoring.

The sensors may be used for 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. "HOBOnode wireless sensors save time by transmitting data directly to the user's PC, as well as providing real-time monitoring and alarms."

Depending on the number of data points required, up to 50 HOBOnode sensors can be used in a network. Sensors can be added to a network when additional data points are needed. All environmental data is transmitted directly to a 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 repeaters.

Visit www.onsetcomp.com for complete pricing details and technical specifications.