Onset announces the HOBO® MX1101, the company’s first data logger that measures and transmits temperature and humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart technology.
The self-contained wireless data logger, which works with Onset’s free HOBOmobile app for logger setup and data management, enables the user to access data over a 100-ft range at any time from an iOS mobile device. Unlike USB loggers, which need to be set up and offloaded while connected to a computer, the HOBO MX1101 temperature/humidity data logger communicates instantly and requires no dedicated equipment beyond an iOS device to configure the logger or read out data. There are no cables to deal with, no computer software to install, no devices to pair, and no Internet access required. According to the vendor, this saves considerable time and money, and is a particular advantage in applications where data loggers need to be deployed in hard-to-reach spaces or limited-access areas within a facility.
These capabilities, combined with audible and visual alarm notifications, make the HOBO MX1101 ideal for use in a range of building monitoring applications, such as tracking storage temperatures, keeping tabs on humidity levels, or investigating occupant comfort complaints.
Onset’s HOBOmobile app, a free download from the iOS App Store, makes it easy to configure HOBO MX1101 temperature/humidity loggers and manage the collected data. Right from an iPhone, users can view data in graphs, check the operational status of loggers, share data files and graph images for analysis in Excel, Numbers, and other applications, and store data in the cloud.
HOBOmobile also makes it fast and easy to set up audible alarm notifications so users are immediately notified of problems. For example, if temperatures in a data center climb to a point where equipment overheating may occur, or if building humidity conditions reach a point that could lead to mold growth, the MX1101 logger will beep and display alarm notifications so users can take corrective action.