Aginova’s WiFi-based sensors
boost reliability, convenience
Nov 8, 2012 7:00 AM
Aginova Inc is introducing its Sentinel product line of battery-powered WiFi-based sensors for monitoring temperature, relative humidity, and energy for multiple applications. The system includes the most advanced WiFi sensing hardware, a portable alarm unit, and a software package for monitoring, reporting, and storing critical storage condition data.
The WiFi wireless leverages the WiFi network. As a result, the new temperature monitoring system provides the security, manageability, convenience, and benefits of WiFi along with more than three years of battery life. Aginova’s system allows authorized personnel to view precise data over enterprise class security links, and provides alerts in case environmental conditions vary beyond a specified range. The system can page, e-mail, and visually alert any computer screen whenever food, lab samples, pharmaceuticals or other temperature-sensitive items are outside prescribed parameters.
Hospitals can use the sensors to improve patient care and maintain regulatory compliance while providing automated and detailed reports on any piece of equipment for any time period. Sensors can also provide temperature logs, operating parameters, alarms, and corrective actions to be taken while eliminating human error and the cost of manual temperature documentation. For food storage monitoring applications, regulatory bodies require that there be an audit trail for storage and an appropriate alarming and alerting system.
Sensors in the Sentinel product line include temperature (monitored from –200° to +250° C), relative humidity (0% to 100%), CO2 (0 to 20%), light, leak or wetness, and a series of energy monitoring sensors (Sentinel Plug and Sentinel Power to measure total energy consumption, and power factor). The system also includes wireless audio or visual alarms, wireless panic alarms, and wireless door opening alarms.
For more information, visit www.aginova.com.
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