HOBO® U10 records temperature and humidity around the clock, helps protect wine investmentsHOBO U10 Data Logger

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.


Onset Computer Corporation
1-800-564-4377 / 508-759-9500

About Onset 

Onset is a leading supplier and trusted manufacturer of data loggers and monitoring solutions used to measure, record, and manage data for improving the environment and preserving the quality of temperature-sensitive products. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has been designing and manufacturing its products on site since the company's founding in 1981.