Wireless Applications

GE Sensing Launches Wireless Protimeter

August 2, 2006

The HygroTrac remotely monitors relative humidity, temperature, and moisture content in buildings.


BILLERICA, MA - Simple and cost effective, the GE Sensing HygroTrac takes moisture monitoring to the next level with the launch of the Protimeter HygroTrac. The HygroTrac is a wireless system for monitoring environmental conditions remotely in buildings. The system is ideal for long and short-term monitoring in buildings and facilities at risk for moisture related problems that can lead to property damage and mold growth.

"We are expanding our traditional handheld range of moisture meters into the whole new area of remote live monitoring," says Chris Ranwell, product manager at GE Sensing. "This is an exciting progress in this area, and it'll change the way our customers do business by reducing costly site visits."

Catching moisture intrusion problems early can prevent decay and mold, which are associated with health risks to building occupants. The new HygroTrac can also be used for quality control when storing moisture sensitive products and historical artifacts moisture.

Small HygroTrac wireless sensors are installed throughout a building to monitor relative humidity, temperature, and moisture content. Readings are transmitted to the data acquisition gateway connected to a dedicated and secure Web server via Ethernet or phone line. Data can be viewed virtually live on the Web site, and alarms are sent via email to your PC or mobile phone by way of text messages.

A single gateway can receive data from as many as 600 sensors that can be installed in a 150 ft to 250 ft area. Data gathered from sensors is easily managed using the secure web site. The Web site offers tools to help users automatically compile comprehensive reports and graphs for presentation.

To see the HygroTrac action, visit the company's Web site. Log in with user ID "gehygrotrac" and password "guest".

About GE
GE is a diversified technology, media, and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest problems. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content, and advanced materials, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site.

About GE Sensing
GE Sensing is a world leader in advanced measurement and sensor-based technology solutions. GE Sensing designs and produces precision instruments and systems that measure temperature, pressure, liquid level, humidity, gas concentration, and flow rate for the most demanding customer applications. GE Sensing serves customers around the world in the aerospace, healthcare, transportation, process and industrial businesses.

Druck, General Eastern, Kaye, NovaSensor, Panametrics, Telaire, Thermometrics, and Ruska are now part of one team, under one name: GE Sensing. For more information, visit the company's Web site or contact sensing@ge.com or Poupak Sepehri at 978-437-1127 or Poupak.Sepehri@ge.com.


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