ONSET UNVEILS DATA LOGGER KIT FOR REDUCING HOME ENERGY USAGE

BOURNE, MA, November 14, 2006 —Onset Computer Corporation, a world leader in professionalU10 Data Logger Kit energy monitoring tools, today unveiled a brand new computerized temperature-tracking product for consumers that provides a detailed, visual profile of household heat and air conditioning usage. Designed to help reduce energy costs, the new HOBO Temperature Logger Kit combines a HOBO Data Logger — a compact, battery-powered temperature recording device — and accompanying software that allows you to view heat and AC activity on your home PC or Mac.

"The new HOBO Temperature Logger Kit stems from the need of many homeowners who want to go beyond free home energy audits and really understand their energy usage," said Frank Deshaies, Onset product marketing manager. "It's all about giving homeowners greater control and allowing them to focus in on the real opportunities for home energy savings." The HOBO is even easier to use than a programmable thermostat. An average homeowner with basic computer skills can set up and activate the HOBO within minutes. Then, it's just a matter of disconnecting the HOBO from the computer and placing it in areas throughout the home to be monitored.

Once data has been collected for a certain period of time, accompanying software converts the data into time-stamped graphs that enable homeowners to see what was happening and when. The visual data, according to Deshaies, is the key to seeing usage habits and discovering problems. "The minute the graph pops up on your screen, you'll be able to see if your thermostat settings need to be adjusted based on how early the heat comes on in the morning or turns off at night," explains Deshaies. "It can also tell you if, for example, how well temperature is balanced from room-to-room, and if your refrigerator temperature settings are too low. There are so many opportunities to reduce consumption that homeowners never get to see without real data." The HOBO U10 Kit, which includes a HOBO U10 temperature data logger, HOBOware® software, and USB interface cable, is priced at $79. It is available now from Onset.

Contact: 

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

About Onset Computer: 

Onset Computer Corporation is a world leader in portable data logging and monitoring solutions based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 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.  Onset has sold more than one million data loggers since the company’s founding in 1981.