ONSET ANNOUNCES NEW SENSOR FOR WIND MONITORING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ONSET ANNOUNCES NEW SENSOR FOR WIND MONITORING
New Wind Direction Smart Sensor combines field reliability with plug-and-play operation

BOURNE, MA, December 15, 2011 — the world’s leading supplier of data loggers, today announced its new Wind Direction Smart Sensor, a research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind direction data.

The easy-to-use sensor, which works with the company’s award-winning HOBO® Weather Stations, offers years of reliable performance in harsh outdoor environments. Customers will use the wind sensor in a broad range of applications, including agricultural research, crop management, wind resource assessment, building energy studies, meteorology, and environmental studies.

Key advantages:

  • Shielded stainless steel ball bearings – provides optimal reliability and long life.
  • Balanced wind vane -- provides smooth response to wind changes.
  • Plug-and-play design – no complicated wiring or programming.
  • Wind averaging – provides higher accuracy wind data.
  • Drip overhang – minimizes icing.

The new Wind Direction Smart Sensor can be used individually, or coupled with Onset’s Wind Speed Smart Sensor. By combining the two sensors (sold optionally as a set), customers can collect average wind speed, highest three-second wind gust, and average wind direction.

Compatible Weather Stations
Onset HOBO Weather Stations combine plug-and-play convenience with research-grade performance. Ideal for a range of applications, HOBO U30 stations feature a rugged, double-weatherproof enclosure for long-term use in harsh environments, a choice of web-based and standalone communications options, and a wide range of plug-and-play Smart Sensors to choose from. HOBO Micro Stations provide cost-effective micro climate monitoring, reliable performance in harsh environments, and are battery-powered for up to one year.

Pricing and Availability
The new Wind Direction Smart Sensor is priced at $350 and is available immediately from Onset. A bundled set that includes Onset’s Wind Speed Smart Sensor can be purchased for $560. Please see http://www.onsetcomp.com/products/sensors/wind-speed-direction for more details.

Contact: 

MEDIA CONTACT
Evan Lubofsky, Onset
Direct Tel. 508-743-3181
evan@onsetcomp.com

READER CONTACT
Onset Computer Corporation
http://www.onsetcomp.com/
Tel. 1-800-564-4377 / 508-759-9500
Fax: 508-759-9100
sales@onsetcomp.com


About Onset Computer: 

Onset is the world's leading supplier of data loggers. The company's HOBO data logger and weather station products are used around the world in a broad range of monitoring applications, from verifying the performance of green buildings and renewable energy systems to agricultural and coastal research.  Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has been designing and manufacturing its HOBO data loggers on site since the company's founding in 1981. Visit Onset on the web at http://www.onsetcomp.com.