Data loggers expand communication options

Onset adds new cellular capabilities to its Hobo energy and environmental monitoring devices.
By Peter Welander February 6, 2010
Hobo U30

The Hobo U30 has improved communication skills

Onset has announced a number of new enhancements to its Hobo U30 web-based energy and environmental monitoring systems, including expanded cellular network coverage. The company says that its new global cellular network plan through Wyless, allows U30/GSM users to monitor their data loggers in more than 30 countries. This flexible data network provides the added advantage of being able to deploy and remotely access U30 systems in any AT&T or T-Mobile coverage area within the U.S.

Other improvements include easier data display configurations and a more eco-friendly enclosure. With the display improvements, users can now create a single screen that displays key measurement data and trends for Hobo U30 systems deployed in multiple locations.

The eco-friendly weatherproof enclosure is now made from 85% post-consumer plastic waste while still retaining its NEMA rating.

"These enhancements will provide a number of exciting benefits for Hobo U30 customers in both the environmental research and energy management market segments," says Paul Gannett, product marketing manager for Onset . "Researchers conducting ecology and climate change studies, for example, will benefit from being able to buy U30 systems here in the U.S. and deploy them in other countries. Energy consultants performing building energy performance contracts will appreciate the ability to create more customized displays of real-time energy use data and, of course, the new environmentally-responsible case design."

 

-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com
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