HOBOware Pro Mac/Win Data Logger Software


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Powerful, Intuitive, One-of-a Kind

Put your data to productive use with HOBOware® Pro software. Plot or export data to spreadsheets to conduct analysis necessary for your project. HOBOware® Pro is easy to set up and its intuitive, point-and-click interface makes it simple to run. This data logging application is compatible with all HOBO data loggers and wireless data nodes.

*Note: A USB cable is included with part # BHW-PRO-CD. HOBOware data logger software must be purchased one license per computer. See License Agreement for more details.
$99
Onset # BHW-PRO-CD

HOBOware Pro vs. HOBOware (Free)
Features Pro Free Description
Logger Support      
Support for HOBO U-Series Loggers
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Launch, Readout, Status, Export, etc…
Support for HOBO U30 & H21 Weather Station, HOBO Micro Station, and the HOBO Energy Logger
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Launch, Readout, Status, Export, Data Assistants etc…
Support for HOBO Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen and Water Level Loggers
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Launch, Readout, Status, Export, Data Assistants etc…
Configure HOBO FlexSmart modules
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Configure Modules for H22 Energy Logger or U30 Station
Support for HOBO U-Shuttle and HOBO Waterproof Shuttle
*
A data shuttle is a pocket-sized device that can be used to offload/restart multiple data loggers and transport the data back to a personal computer, allowing the loggers to stay in place for continuous monitoring/recording
File support for HOBO H-Series Loggers
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Open a .DTF BoxCar file
Multi-Language Support
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English (United States), Spanish (Spain), French (France), German (Germany), Portuguese (Portugal)
Firmware Upgrade Tool
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Automatically detects when a new firmware file is available for UX series data loggers and walks you through the update process.
       
Set Up/Launch
Pro
Free
Description
Launch supported loggers
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To set up a logger to record data, you must specify several parameters and launch, or start, the logger.
Launch time-saving options
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By default, HOBOware Pro displays the Launch window when you initiate a launch. If you want to skip the launch window and launch the logger with the default settings, choose Automatically launch. This is particularly useful if you want to launch many loggers quickly without changing any settings
Check Logger Status and view current readings
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The Status window displays the current status of the logger
Filters to extract key series information at Launch
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As part of the launch setup, you can create a filtered series that automatically calculates additional values, such as maximum, minimum, average, or total, for a set interval upon readout of the logger. This saves you the time of manually filtering data for each series after readout.
Scaling at Launch
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Scaling allow you to convert raw logger data to measurement units. Linear, and Pulse scaling are avaiable from the Launch Screen
       
Readout
Pro
Free
Description
Readout and open-file time-saving options
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This feature allows you to skip a number of default actions when reading out a logger (such as being prompted to saving or the Plot Setup window).
Save (Project) Changes
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A project file (.hproj) is a plot that you have customized using the various features and tools of HOBOware. When you open a project file, the plot appears as it did when you saved the project file, and contains all of the same data
       
Export & Import
Pro
Free
Description
Export Preferences
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Easily Customize you Date and Time format, File Type and other format options
Export to directly to a .CSV, .TXT or .XLS (Excel) format
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*
Export Dataset to a CSV, TXT or XLS file
Bulk Export Tool
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  The Bulk Export Tool is a plug-in tool for HOBOware Pro that exports HOBOware files to text or Microsoft Excel format for use in other programs. This tool is particularly helpful when you need to export multiple files at once
Import Text Data
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All one to import and graph non-HOBOware data in certain text files
Copy Graph to Clipboard
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This features allows you to copy your graph so it can be used in other programs such a Power Point or Word for presentations.
       
Graphing Analysis
Pro
Free
Description
Graphing
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Easily display the recorded data series in a Plot
Setting Properties
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This allow you to set your Preference for Series, Axis & Plots.
Graph Labels
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You can add multiple labels to a graph to identify specific points or call attention to a region of the graph
Zooming, Panning, and Smart Scaling Plots
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You can adjust the viewing area of the plot by zooming, panning, and smart scaling
Pie Charts
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Pie charts for loggers with state series that you can view, print, and save as .png files for additional analysis beyond line graphs. This is especially helpful for light and occupancy data from UX90-005x and -006x loggers
Copy a Series
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This allows you to Copy a series from one plot to another. This also allows you to combine synchronous and asynchronous data sets.
Overlaying a series
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This allows you to compare data with different time axis
Cropping a series
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This feature allows you to remove data from a series by changing the time frame. You can crop one or multiple series in a plot
Merging data files
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This feature allows you to combine multiple datafiles from a deployment into one file. Note that only series of the same type and name can be merged and there cannot be an overlap in the time in the series
Filters to extract key series information
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A filter allows you to calculate additional values, such as maximum, minimum, average, or total, over a time frame. For example, one can calculate the Total On Time per Hour or Day.
Subset Statistics Tool
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The Subset Statistics feature allows you to select a range of data in a graph, and display the maximum, minimum, average and standard deviation for the measurements in that range
Dissolved Oxygen Data Assistant
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This corrects for measurement drift from fouling and provides salinity-adjusted DO concentration as well as percent saturation data
Conductivity Data Assistant
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This provides easy conversion to specific conductance and salinity and enables start/end-point calibration to compensate for any fouling
Growing Degree Days Data Assistant
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Growing Degree Days is a measurement of growth potential given historical temperature data. It can be a measure of crop or pest maturity, given the input parameters
Grains Per Pound Data Assistant
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Also known as Humidity Ratio or Mixing Ratio, Grains Per Pound is a measure of the mass in grains of H2O in otherwise dry air
Barometric Compensation Data Assistant
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The Barometric Compensation Assistant compensates water level measurements for barometric pressure using HOBOware or text barometric files
Linear Scaling Data Assistant
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Linear scaling allows you to convert raw logger data to measurement units
Pulse Scaling Data Assistant
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Pulse scaling allows you to convert data recorded from a third-party pulse output sensor to the actual measurement units
kWh Assistant
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The kWh Assistant converts logged pulse to kWh, average kW, and energy cost with WattNode, Veris, or other energy transducers
21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
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This document explains Onset's position on 21 CFR
       
HOBOnode Manager for ZW Data Nodes
Learn More
Pro-Only
HOBOnode Manager is the software tool within HOBOware Pro for setting up and managing a ZW wireless data network, which consists of a receiver, data nodes, and router nodes
Logging and Connection Intervals
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You have the ability to adjust the recording & connection intervals with 1 minute being the quickest
Labels
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Labels can be applied to Data Nodes and individual sensors for easier data management
Groups
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Group Labels can be applied to Data Nodes for easier data management when Exporting & Plotting the recorded data.
Scaling
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Scaling allow you to convert raw logger data to measurement units for 3rd party sensors
Real-Time Plots
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In the plots window, you can view sensor data in real-time plots
Device table
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The Device Table displays information about the receiver and each node and configured sensor in your network including labels, battery status, signal strength, the latest measurment & alarm status
Network Map
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Place icons on the Network Map to help you keep track of your devices. You can expand Information Balloons on the device to view status information and sensor readings. You can also import a custom background image, such as a floor plan
Alarms
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There are two types of alarms in HOBOnode Manager: sensor alarms and system alarms. With sensor alarms, you can set an alarm to trip when a sensor reading is out of a range you specify. With system alarms, you can set an alarm to trip when a node is missing from the network or has a low battery
Plotting & Export Data
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Using the Plot/Export Wireless Data capability, you can plot data directly in HOBOware or you can export it to a text or .csv file to open in another program for further analysis. You can pinpoint the exact data you wish to plot or export, allowing you to view data from current and/or previous network deployments, • specific data nodes, a subset of certain sensors from selected data nodes, groups of data nodes as configured in HOBOnode Manager and a specific date range or timeframe
Automated Data Delivery
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With data delivery, you can automatically save recorded sensor data from nodes in your network to a single .txt, .csv, or .xls file on a regular schedule. This allows you to store data from your current data node network deployment for future reference and analysis or access data remotely when you are away from the network by sending it automatically to a FTP site, email address or a Network drive on your Local Area Network.
HOBOnode Viewer
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You can view plots and data from your HOBO data node network on your Local Area Network with HOBOnode Viewer

System Requirements

HOBOware 3.7.1 has some basic common System Requirements that are presented in the list below. If using HOBOware as the data collection server for a network of Indoor Wireless HOBO data nodes you may want to consider the configuration guidelines provided in the table. There are more detailed configuration recommendations available on the Onset Web site at http://www.onsetcomp.com/tech-note/hoboware-performance.

  • Windows: 8, 7 (Pro, Ultimate and Home Premium), XP (Pro and Home).
  • Windows 7 Enterprise: Note: While HOBOware has been modified to work on Windows 7 Enterprise, there may be local configurations of that operating system that will not work with HOBOware.
  • Mac: OS X Versions 10.7.x, 10.8.x and 10.9.x.
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6 or 1.7 (32-bit or 64-bit on Windows). Please note that Windows 8 users needing serial logger support must have Java 7 (1.7.0_9) or greater. Please note that version 1.6, also known as Java 6, is officially supported on OS X only on Intel Core 2 Duo and later processors. See the time zone note below.
  • One of the following Internet browsers: Safari 6, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and 11, as well as the most recent versions of Firefox and Google Chrome.
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024x768. Recommended screen resolution of 1280x800 or greater particularly for non-English users.
  • 256+ colors
  • Processor Speed, Memory and Disk Space

 

High End

Mid Range

Low End

Lowest End

CPU

2.9 GHz dual core

2.0 GHz dual core

1.8 GHz single core

1.8 GHz single core

RAM

3 GB

2 GB

1.5 GB

1 GB

Disk Space
256 + (see***note)
256 + (see***note)
256 + (see***note)

300 MB

User Model

4

3

2

1

The User Model row suggests some guidelines for using the Processor Speed and Memory table:

  • User Model 1 - Using HOBO Data loggers only, no data nodes - traditional desktop user
  • User Model 2 - Using HOBO Data loggers and up to 5 data nodes, 20 sensor
  • User Model 3 - Using HOBO Data loggers and up to 50 data nodes, 100 sensors
  • User Model 4 - Using HOBO Data loggers and up to 100 data nodes, 200 sensors

***Disk Space – Defining the disk space requirements for HOBOware depends on the proposed use. The table above describes the disk space needed for a traditional desktop user, allowing for installation of the program and storage of data files. For users of HOBO nodes the space requirements depend on a variety of factors, including the number of nodes, the number of sensors, the frequency of data sampling, the longevity of deployments, and other factors. Please see the FAQ on the Onset Web site for more details, at http://www.onsetcomp.com/support/knowledgebase

Note: The Alarm & Readout Tool is no longer installed with HOBOware as of version 3.4. However, you will still have access to the software if it was installed with an older version of HOBOware.


NOTICE

HOBOware 3.7.1 is built with Java 1.6.0_45 on Windows and on OS X. While HOBOware may run using a previous or later version of the Java JRE, version 1.6.0_45 is recommended as a baseline. Use of Java v1.4.x and Java 5 are specifically no longer supported.

HOBOware 3.7.1 on Mac is built for OS X 10.6 as a minimum. While HOBOware may run using a previous version of OS X, earlier versions of OS X are specifically no longer supported.

Regardless of the Java runtime version in use, it is up to every user to ensure that their Java installation is up to date regarding the Olson Timezone Database for their locale. Please see this article on the Oracle Website that discusses the topic: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/timezones-137583.html

Compatible Products
Part Number
Description
Price
Qty
USB - w/external sensor
"J,K,S,T Thermocouple"
This is item is discontinued.

External Temperature/Relative Humidity
$199

2x External Temperature
$170

Temperature/External Temperature
$145

Temperature Relative Humidity
$189

Kits
HOBO U30-NRC Weather Station Starter Kit
$1399

HOBO Green Roof Monitoring System
Onset # SYS-U30-GRMS-A

HOBO Weather Station Starter System
This item is discontinued. Recommended upgrade is the U30-NRC-SYS-A.

kWh Monitoring Kit

Onset # KIT-UX90-KWH


Data Loggers
Temperature (4,900 ft.)
$272

5-Inch Probe Temperature
$373

Temperature/Relative Humidity
This item is discontinued.

Temperature

This item has been discontinued.


Temperature Relative Humidity

This item is discontinued.


30-Foot Depth
$495

100-Foot Depth
$495

250-Foot Depth
$495

Temperature/Alarm (waterproof) Pendant
$42

Temperature/Alarm (waterproof) Pendant
$59

Event/Rainfall/Temperature Pendant
$105

Temperature/Light (waterproof) Pendant
$47

Temperature/Light (waterproof) Pendant
$64

HOBO Water Temperature Pro v2
$129

Data Logging Rain Gauge (Metric)
$420

Data Logging Rain Gauge (English)
$420

Temperature (1,000 ft.) TidbiT v2
$133

Temperature/Relative Humidity
$170

13-Foot Depth
$495

G Logger Pendant
$83

13-Foot Depth Titanium
$595

U14 LCD Logger - Temperature/Relative Humidity
$230

30-Foot Depth Titanium
$595

Conductivity
$750

250-Foot Depth
$595

Conductivity/Salinity
$750

Deep Ocean Temperature Logger
$799

UX90-002 Light On/Off Data Logger
$92

UX90-002 Light On/Off Data Logger
$121

HOBO UX90 Motor On/Off Data Logger
$92

HOBO UX90 Motor On/Off Data Logger
$121

HOBO UX90 Occupancy/Light Data Logger
$205

HOBO UX90 Occupancy/Light Data Logger
$242

HOBO UX90 Occupancy/Light Logger
$205

HOBO UX90 Occupancy/Light Logger
$242

Dissolved Oxygen
$1250

Temperature
$75

Temperature Relative Humidity
$89

Temperature Relative Humidity
$125

100-Foot Depth
$595

HOBO Water Level (30 ft)
$299

HOBO Water Level (100 ft)
$299

HOBO Water Level (13 ft)
$299

Temperature

This item is being discontinued; call for availability.


HOBO Plug Load Data Logger
$239

USB Data Loggers - optional external sensors
HOBO 4-Channel Pulse Data Logger
$215

HOBO 4-Channel Pulse Data Logger
$325

Temperature/Relative Humidity/Light/External
$140

Temperature/Relative Humidity/2 External Channel
$140

USB Data Loggers - requires external sensor
Weather Station
This product has been discontinued.

Micro Station
$231

4-Channel External
$249

4-Channel External
$113

U14 LCD Logger - External Temperature/Relative Humidity
$186

USB Weather Station
Starting at $418

HOBO UX90 State Data Logger
$92

HOBO UX90 State Data Logger
$121

"Thermocouple"
$139

HOBO 4-Channel Thermocouple Data Logger
$275

4-Channel Analog
$139

Energy Data Logger
$364

Web-based Monitoring Systems - via remote communication
U30 - Cellular communications
Starting at $850

U30-WIF - Wi-Fi communications
Starting at $789

U30-ETH Ethernet communications
$694

Communications
Optic USB Base Station for Pendant
$70

HOBO® Waterproof Shuttle
$249

HOBO U-Shuttle
$281

Optic USB Base Station
$124

HOBO® U30 Shuttle
$281

Software

Grains Per Pound Data Assistant

Documentation for the BHW-PRO-CD

 
kWh Data Assistant


 
HOBOware Getting Started


 
Growing-Degree-Days-Assistant-Users-Guide-10574 logo
HOBOware® Growing Degree Days Assistant White Paper


 
Grains-Per-Pound-Assistant-Users-Guide-10573


 
Dissolved-Oxygen-Assistant-Users-Guide-15604 logo
Dissolved Oxygen Data Assistant for HOBOware Pro User's Guide


 
Barometric-Compensation-Assistant-Users-Guide-10572-G logo
Barometric Compensation Assistant


 
15532-A-GDD-DA-White-Paper


 
15015-B-Alarm_and_Readout-Tool-Users-Guide


 
HOBOware User's Guide


 
Pulse Scaling Data Assistant


 
Linear Scaling Data Assistant


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