BOURNE, MA, May 10, 2004 — Onset Computer Corporation, the leader in reliable, battery-powered data loggers, today introduced the HOBO® Micro Station, a low-cost, multi-channel data logger for indoor energy monitoring applications. Designed with a highly flexible system architecture, the Micro Station can accept pulse or analog inputs from a wide range of specialized third-party sensors — such as power meters and flow meters — as well as Onset's full suite of plug-in Smart Sensors. This suite includes sensors for measuring and recording temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, barometric pressure, and other parameters.
"To better understand a facility's energy consumption levels and identify potential savings opportunities, energy managers, building researchers and facilities managers need a portable, easy-to-use data logger that can be configured to the application at hand," said Joanna Phillips, product marketing manager for Onset. "The HOBO Micro Station provides the inherent flexibility and simplicity users need, at a price that is significantly lower than competing solutions."
The HOBO Micro Station features a large, 500,000 measurement memory capacity to enable fast sampling rates over long periods of time, and can operate for up to one year on four user-replaceable AA batteries. The Micro Station also provides optional dial-up modem access or wireless communications for remote data retrieval.
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
Onset Computer Corporation has been producing small, inexpensive, battery-powered data loggers since 1981, and has sold over 600,000 units used throughout the world by more than 26,000 customers. Onset offers more than 60 models of data loggers to measure temperature, humidity, light, AC current, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, 4-20 mA, voltage, on/off, open/closed, and events. Onset data loggers are used in a wide range of energy, facilities management, HVAC, transportation, and industrial applications.