ONSET ANNOUNCES WIRELESS ALARM OPTION FOR HOBO WEATHER STATIONS

BOURNE, MA, July 19, 2005 — Onset Computer Corporation, a leading supplier ofWireless Option for HOBO Weather Station battery-powered data loggersand weather stations, today announced the availability of SOLARSTREAM™, a new solar-powered, wireless transceiver designed exclusively for HOBO Weather Stations that provides alarm notification of weather conditions via cell phone text messaging or email.

SOLARSTREAM, designed and manufactured by Upward Innovations, Inc., makes it more convenient than ever for growers and researchers to keep an eye on field conditions, such as freezing temperatures or low soil moisture levels. SOLARSTREAM automatically notifies users via text messages or email when conditions exceed limits, and enables users to access and view current and historical data from any Internet browser. Important features include:

Compact, rugged design
SOLARSTREAM integrates a two-way pager radio, solar panel, rechargeable battery and antenna into a single NEMA 6-rated enclosure.
Low-cost nationwide coverage
SOLARSTREAM operates on the nation's largest two-way paging network — the same network many leading hospitals and businesses rely on for time-critical information.
Secure data access
SOLARSTREAM users are provided with password-protected accounts and 128-bit encryption to access online data.
Easy set-up
SOLARSTREAM connects to HOBO weather stations with a single cable, and alarm limits are easily configured with included software.

New solar-powered wireless transceiver from Upward Innovations, Inc. sends weather alerts via text or email messages

SOLARSTREAM works exclusively with Onset's family of research-grade weather stations, which includes the 15-channel HOBO Weather Station and 4-channel HOBO Micro Station. Both weather stations can be configured with any combination of Onset's plug-and-play smart sensors. Sensors are available for measuring temperature, relative humidity, dew point, rainfall, soil moisture, photosynthetic light (PAR), solar radiation, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, and pulse outputs. Onset's BoxCar® Pro software allows users to quickly and easily display, analyze, and export data collected with HOBO Weather Stations.

Pricing and Avalibility:
The SOLARSTREAM wireless transceiver is currently available from Upward Innovations, Inc., and is priced at $529. Pager network service ranges from $10 - $35 per month. Full pricing and ordering information is available at www.UpwardInnovations.com. HOBO Weather Stations, which are sold directly through Onset, start at $199. Smart sensors and software are sold separately.

Contact: 

Evan Lubofsky, Director of Marketing
Onset Computer Corporation
Direct Tel. (508) 743-3181
email: Evan Lubofsky

 

About Onset Computer: 

Onset Computer Corporation has been producing small, inexpensive, battery-powered data loggers since 1981, and has sold over 1 Million units used throughout the world by more than 50,000 customers. Onset offers more than 60 models of data loggers to measure temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind, barometric pressure, light, AC current, carbon monoxide, 4-20 mA, voltage, on/off, open/closed, and events. Onset data loggers are used in a wide range of research, commercial and educational applications including agriculture, forestry, field biology, food production, manufacturing, transportation, and HVAC. NASA used HOBOs to measure space suit temperatures during spacewalks.