BOURNE, MA, July 5, 2006 —a leading supplier of battery-powered data loggers, today announced the availability of a USB-based Ethernet server which allows multiple HOBO data loggers to be connected over an Ethernet network. The Keyspan USB Server, when used in conjunction with HOBO loggers, enables users to remotely manage and access HOBO loggers distributed throughout a facility and to receive alarm notification via email or cell phone when environmental conditions exceed set thresholds. "Many customers, particularly those in large facilities, not only want to use HOBOs for short-term environmental 'snapshots' in select areas, but also use the same battery-powered tools to implement facility-wide, networked datalogging solutions for more comprehensive profiling," said Frank Deshaies, Onset product marketing manager. "By adding the Keyspan server to our product line, our customers can now spend less time retrieving data and more time analyzing it. It makes the data collection process more efficient, and narrows the gap between standalone datalogging and facility-wide intelligence." "Wherever I have an ethernet jack, I can add a monitoring point almost instantaneously and at a reasonable cost,” said Will Jeffers, collections care scientific research assistant for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. “Instead of a thousand dollars and days of lead time to add a monitoring point, I can do it in a couple of hours and for a couple of hundred dollars, using Keyspan hubs and my existing HOBO U12 loggers." Using the Keyspan server with HOBO loggers is simple. The server is plugged into an ethernet network, and multiple HOBO loggers are connected to the server. An accompanying software driver is then installed on each client PC, enabling data to be readily shared by any interested parties in the facility. For example, facility managers can view data on HVAC/R systems performance and energy usage, warehouse managers can view data on storage climate conditions, and quality managers can view process heating and cooling statistics. The Keyspan USB Server is compatible with USB-based HOBO data loggers, and allows for connection of up to four loggers at each server location.
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.
Evan Lubofsky, Director of Marketing
Onset Computer Corporation
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