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Product News

August 1, 2005 By: Melanie Martella, Sensors Sensors

Product News is but a sampling of the many, many products we've seen recently. The ones included this month reflect a trend, are different enough to make me sit up and take notice, or are nice implementations of current technology.

At the end of the section is this month's Readers' Choice, awarded to the product that garnered the most notice from readers of Sensors Express ( in recent weeks.

By the way, all the products you see here (and many more) were covered first in Sensors Express. Sign up to receive as little or as much news as you like; just select areas of interest when you sign on.

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Laser Measurement System

The XD Series laser measurement system from Automated Precision Inc. (API), Rockville, MD, is available in 1, 3, 5, and 6 degree-of-freedom configurations and is suited for machine tool and coordinate measurement machine calibration. The scalable system features an integrated controller, Ethernet communications, optional wireless data transmission to a computer, and a modular weather station. The included software is modular, allowing you to upgrade to a different XD system configuration easily. (301-330-8100,

Wireless Logging System

The MicroLog Plus from Carltex Inc., Greenlawn, NY, enables wireless communication with up to 200 remote temperature and humidity data loggers and transmits the data to a PC. Sensors are available for temperature, humidity, voltage, current, and open/closed electric contact. Transmission range between sensors and PC is 395 ft.; repeaters are available to extend the distance. Applications include monitoring cleanrooms; laboratories; animal facilities; food, chemical, and petroleum processing; storage facilities; HVAC; and art galleries. (631-754-2580,,

Carbon Dioxide Monitor

The AirSense M307 from Digital Control Systems, Inc., Portland, OR, is a carbon dioxide sensor for use in HVAC environments. It features a metal-chromated housing and can be calibrated in the field. The sensor mounts on a wall or can be installed on a standard electrical junction box. (877-468-6337,,

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