New HOBO® Remote Monitoring System provides remote, 24/7 access to weather data via the Internet
BOURNE, MA, January 9, 2008 – Onset Computer Corporation, the “HOBO” data logger company, today unveiled the HOBO Remote Monitoring System, a state-of-the-art, research-grade weather station that provides growers, researchers and others with instant access to data anywhere, anytime via the Internet.
The new system, which is priced at a fraction of the cost of competitive solutions, combines research-grade weather station hardware with built-in GSM cellular communications and HOBOlink™, a revolutionary new web-enabled software platform. HOBOlink allows users to access current and historical data, set alarm notifications and relay activations, and manage and control HOBO Remote Monitoring systems without having to go into the field.
Key system advantages include:
- Fast, easy deployment – The HOBO Remote Monitoring System provides fully integrated data logging and cellular communications in a single unit, eliminating the need for users to integrate components separately. And, the system features a plug-and-play architecture which allows users to easily connect a wide range of Smart Sensors without programming, wiring or calibration.
- Research-grade dependability – The system features an innovative, double weatherproof enclosure for years of dependable operation in harsh environmental conditions.
- Full suite of sensors – Users have access to a wide selection of optional plug-and-play Smart Sensors for measuring a range of parameters including temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, soil moisture, wind speed and direction, leaf wetness, barometric pressure, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), and solar radiation. And, an optional analog input port enables the use of various third-party sensors for additional measurements.
The HOBO Remote Monitoring System’s powerful alarm capabilities enable users to set up alarm conditions for any connected sensors and receive automatic notification via email or cell phone text messages when monitored conditions exceed user-defined limits.
The system also includes a relay that can be activated by alarm conditions for automatically turning equipment on and off, such as irrigation controllers.
Pricing and Availability
The HOBO Remote Monitoring System is currently available from Onset and is priced at $799. Sensors, service plans and accessories are priced separately. See /rmsb for more details.
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, Onset
Direct Tel. 508-743-3181
Onset Computer Corporation
Tel. 1-800-564-4377 / 508-759-9500