BOURNE, MA, March 14, 2003 — Onset Computer Corporation, the leader in reliable,Micro Station battery-powered data loggers and weather stations, today introduced the HOBO® Micro Station, a low-cost, multi-channel data logger for monitoring site-specific microclimates.

Designed to bridge the gap between standalone data loggers and full-blown weather stations, the battery-powered Micro Station enables users to measure a wide range of parameters including temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, soil moisture, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, and photosynthetic light.

Important features include:

Flexible system configuration
The Micro Station's flexible system architecture allows users to plug in any combination of up to four research-grade smart sensors, which are automatically recognized by the system without complicated wiring, programming, or calibration requirements. The Micro Station accepts the same smart sensors as Onset's 15-channel HOBO Weather Station, and can log over 500,000 measurements.
Compact size
The Micro Station's compact design (the unit measures only 3.5"W x 4.5"H x 2 1/8"D) makes it easy to position it in or near the microclimates being monitored without the need for bulky tripods. The small size also makes it easy to conceal the system in order to prevent unwanted tampering.
Convenient data offload options
Micro Station data can be quickly and easily offloaded onto a handheld PC using Onset's Palm®-compatible HandCar® 1.1, or set up and offloaded remotely using the new battery-powered Remote Modem accessory.

The Micro Station is housed in a fully weatherproof enclosure, and can run for up to one year on four user-replaceable AA batteries, eliminating the need for costly solar panels or large battery packs. For analyzing Micro Station data, Onset offers BoxCar® 4.3, an easy-to-use, Windows-based software package that enables fast, easy set up, powerful graphing and analysis, and file export.


Evan Lubofsky, Director of Marketing
Onset Computer Corporation
Direct Tel. (508) 743-3181
email: Evan Lubofsky


About Onset: 

Onset Computer Corporation has been producing small, inexpensive, battery-powered embedded controllers and data loggers since 1981, and has sold over 600,000 loggers that are used throughout the world by over 25,000 customers. In addition to embedded data logger/controllers and OEM sensors, Onset manufactures over 50 models of standalone data loggers to measure temperature, humidity, light, current, 4-20 mA, voltage, on/off, open/closed, events, and rainfall. Onset loggers are used in a wide range of research, commercial, industrial, and educational applications.