Wireless Applications

Onset Unveils Wireless Weather Station

January 10, 2008

The new state-of-the-art, research-grade HOBO Remote Monitoring System provides 24/7 access to weather data via the Internet.


BOURNE, MA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Onset Computer Corp., the HOBO data logger company, unveiled the HOBO Remote Monitoring System, a state-of-the-art, research-grade weather station that provides growers, researchers, and others with instant access to data anywhere, anytime via the Internet.

The new system, which "is priced at a fraction of the cost of competitive solutions," combines research-grade weather station hardware with built-in GSM cellular communications and HOBOlink, a revolutionary new Web-enabled software platform. HOBOlink allows users to access current and historical data, set alarm notifications and relay activations, and manage and control HOBO Remote Monitoring systems without having to go into the field.

Key system advantages include:

  • Fast, easy deployment—The HOBO Remote Monitoring System provides fully integrated data logging and cellular communications in a single unit, eliminating the need for users to integrate components separately. And the system features a plug-and-play architecture, which allows users to easily connect a wide range of smart sensors without programming, wiring, or calibration.

     

  • Research-grade dependability—The system features an innovative, double weatherproof enclosure for years of dependable operation in harsh environmental conditions.

     

  • Full suite of sensors—Users have access to a wide selection of optional plug-and-play smart sensors for measuring a range of parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, soil moisture, wind speed and direction, leaf wetness, barometric pressure, photosynthetically active radiation, and solar radiation. An optional analog input port enables the use of various third-party sensors for additional measurements.

The HOBO Remote Monitoring System's powerful alarm capabilities enable users to set up alarm conditions for any connected sensors and receive automatic notification via email or cell phone text messages when monitored conditions exceed user-defined limits.

The system also includes a relay that can be activated by alarm conditions to automatically turn equipment on and off, such as irrigation controllers.

Pricing and Availability
The HOBO Remote Monitoring System is currently available from Onset and is priced at $799. Sensors, service plans, and accessories are priced separately.

About Onset
Onset Computer Corp. has been producing small, inexpensive, battery-powered HOBO data loggers since 1981 and has sold over 1 million loggers used throughout the world by over 50,000 customers. The company manufactures a broad range of data logger and weather station products 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 educational applications.


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