Low Cost Temperature/Humidity Sensor help protect Server and Telecom Electronics

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Temperature@lert’s newly released WiFi220 now supports both temperature and humidity measurement in one advanced sensor to help IT professionals keep on top of potentially damaging conditions before they cause real problems.

Temperature@lert WiFi Remote Temperature Sensor (TM-WIFI220)

Temperature@lert announced today the release of its latest sensor offering, a probe that monitors both temperature and humidity in one small device. Combined with latest generation wireless technology, customers can now rest assured their sensitive electronics and materials are protected.

When Google or Microsoft or IBM put in a new data center, environmental monitoring is a significant piece of the enterprise security and monitoring system incorporated into the facility. By monitoring environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity among a host of others factors these companies head off any potential damaging conditions caused by problems with their HVAC and chilled water cooling systems.

While not on the same scale as these giants, tens of thousands of small and mid-sized companies with small, medium and even large computer, server and telecom rooms run the same potential risks. Historically, intermittent AC problems have led many companies to employ low cost temperature monitoring to alert them when electrical power or equipment malfunctions have shut down their AC systems. Recently, low cost, advanced temperature and humidity sensors have made it possible to bring cost-effective humidity monitoring to these same companies.

Temperature@lert’s newly released WiFi220 now supports humidity measurement. More importantly, the new WiFi220’s dual sensor capability means the cost-per-point has been significantly reduced, cutting the ROI by almost half and bringing humidity monitoring into the reach of many small to mid-sized firms that have been priced out of this data.

Companies in all climates and location can benefit from monitoring both temperature and humidity. Recently several articles have been published in IT trade journals such Processor Magazine (http://www.processor.com) and others discussing the relative merits of monitoring temperature and humidity among other things. Temperature@lert’s Dave Ruede was quoted in a recent Data Center Post article (http://www.datacenterpost.com/2010/07/data-center-temperature-and-humidity.html) saying, “How much of a concern is humidity in the data center? ASHRAE discusses the concerns about too much humidity (Conductive Anodic Filament growth between conductors, and disc and tape drive corrosion above 60% Relative Humidity) and too little humidity (Electrostatic Discharge damage to sensitive electronics). At increased relative humidity, attention will need to be paid to condensation on cold surfaces, particularly where surfaces have the potential to be cooled below the dew point.”

The new WiFi220 now brings cost effective temperature and humidity monitoring and alerting to thousands of companies that previously thought they could not afford it. To find out more about Temperature@lert’s new WiFi220 and humidity monitoring, go to http://www.temperaturealert.com.

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