Wireless Temperature Data Loggers
Wireless temperature data loggers are used for many different applications where it is inconvenient or impossible to directly connect to the measurement device to view or retrieve the data. These temperature data loggers incorporate wireless communications for applications where a network or wired connection to the data logger is not practical, where there is a large distance between the measurement and monitoring location or where the monitoring point is moving or in a vehicle.
Benefits of Wireless Temperature Data Logging
- Eliminate the need to physically connect to the measurement device.
- Capture data from multiple separated locations in one spot.
- Receive real-time data and alarms.
- Capture data from goods and shipments in transit
By combining a wireless temperature data logger with cloud-based software for data storage and presentation, you can build a very powerful system that will allow you to view data from one or more location virtually anywhere you can get a network connection.
Types of Wireless Temperature Data Logging Systems
There are four main types of wireless data loggers:
- Bluetooth – wireless data loggers such as the TandD TR-4 Series that connect to a mobile device of Bluetooth base station
- WiFi – wireless data loggers that connect directly to an existing WiFi network or to a PC or mobile device via an ad-hoc connection. Examples include the dataTaker DT8xW, Grant Instruments SQ20xx-WiFi, and TandD TR7xWF data loggers.
- Industrial Wireless Radio (ISM) – data loggers that connect to a base station. Wireless systems like the RTR-500 Family from TandD with a range of up to 500 feet are ideal for applications like a warehouse or sending data between buildings.
- Cellular – devices including the dataTaker DT8xM, TandD RTR-500MBS and Infinite ADU-500 incorporate a cellular modem to send data from the measurement location to either the cloud or a dedicated server.
Selecting a Wireless Temperature Data Logger
- The distance between the measurement location and the receiving site including any obstacles
- The communications infrastructure available at the measurement location
- The amount of data to be transferred.
- The allowable delay in transmission of data or alarms
- Power availability for the data logger
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