BOURNE, MA, April 8, 2003 —Onset Computer Corporation, the leader in reliable,HandCar EX Software battery-powered data loggers and weather stations, today introduced HandCar EX, a new version of the company's popular HandCar data transport software for Palm® handheld computers. The new software provides a convenient way to offload HOBO data loggers at deployed locations without interrupting logging operation, and transport the data to a host PC for graphing and analysis. A range of Onset's latest products are supported, including HOBO LCD data loggers, the HOBO Water Temp Pro data logger, the 15-channel HOBO Weather Station, and the 4-channel HOBO Micro Station.

New HandCar™ EX enables uninterrupted data logging during offload, supports company's latest HOBO® data logger and weather station products.

"The ability to easily and quickly offload data from HOBO data loggers has become more important than ever for many users, especially those with multi-unit deployments," says Paul Gannett, product marketing manager for Onset. "The new HandCar EX provides users with yet another option for fast, easy data offload, while reaffirming our ongoing commitment to those that rely on Palm-based data retrieval solutions."

In addition to providing on-location data logger readout and launch capabilities, HandCar EX also provides a number of logger management functions. For example, the software enables users to start loggers on location, view current measurements, and check battery status. Data from multiple loggers can be stored on the Palm handheld, and later offloaded to a PC for graphing, analysis, or data export using the company's easy-to-use BoxCar® Pro 4.3 software.

HandCar EX software, which is bundled with Onset's HandCar 1.1, is currently available for shipping for $40.


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 data loggers and embedded controllers since 1981, and has sold over 600,000 loggers that are used throughout the world by over 25,000 customers. The company manufactures a broad range of data logger and weather station products that are used to measure temperature, humidity, light intensity, voltage, and a broad range of other parameters. Onset products are used in a wide range of research, commercial, industrial, and educational applications.