HOBO® U10 records temperature and humidity around the clock, helps protect wine investments
BOURNE, MA, August 10, 2005 — To retain optimum flavor, quality and value, wine should be stored at around 55°F with 65% humidity. But, as many collectors know, power outages happen, and even the most reliable wine cellar climate control systems can experience problems from time to time.
So how can wine enthusiasts keep an eye on storage conditions?
Onset Computer Corporation, a Cape Cod, MA-based manufacturer of battery-powered data loggers, has the answer. The company today announced the HOBO® U10 data logger, a miniature electronic data-recording device that helps wine collectors, dealers, storage facilities, and fine restaurants protect wine investments by monitoring wine cellar temperature and humidity. The HOBO U10 tracks conditions around-the-clock — even during power outages — and accompanying software converts the data into time-stamped graphs that can be displayed on a PC and printed out.
"While most wine collectors understand how the environment can affect the quality and value of wine, most have not had a simple and cost-effective way to track storage conditions," said Jack Sample, director of marketing for Onset. "With the HOBO U10 logger, individual collectors can now have absolute proof of cellar climate conditions, while storage facilities will be able to document storage conditions in the event of an insurance claim."
The HOBO U10 is smaller than most pagers, allowing it to be easily hidden in cellars and racks, and runs for one year on a tiny internal battery. The company also offers data loggers with alarm capabilities, as well as those designed more specifically for wine transport.
Evan Lubofsky, Director of Marketing
Onset Computer Corporation
Direct Tel. (508) 743-3181
email: Evan Lubofsky
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.