Onset Announces Low-Cost Sensors for Award-Winning HOBO Weather Stations

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New Davis® rain and wind sensors combined with Onset HOBO® weather stations provide affordable, high-quality solutions for environmental monitoring

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Onset, a world leader in data loggers and weather stations, today announced the availability of three low-cost weather sensors from Davis Instruments, which have been adapted to plug and play with Onset’s award-winning HOBO weather stations. Now organizations conducting environmental or agricultural research can combine the advantages of highly reliable, research-grade HOBO weather stations with affordable Davis sensors for monitoring rain and wind.

The Davis sensors—two for measuring rainfall and one for wind—are available directly from Onset, giving customers a single source for their environmental monitoring solution. And, the new sensors expand the range of options for wind and rain measurement.

“From tight government budgets to shrinking research grants, organizations are being asked to do more environmental research and monitoring with less funding,” said Herman Gustafson, product marketing manager at Onset. “Through the addition of good quality, low-cost Davis sensors that work seamlessly with our HOBO weather stations, we are empowering customers to rise to that challenge and conduct the scope of the research they need on budget.”

Plug-and-Play operation
The Davis sensors offer the same ease-of-use as other Onset Smart Sensors, and feature a plug-in modular connector for easy installation. Users can simply plug the sensors into an Onset station and begin monitoring, without having to spend time wiring or programming. Additionally, all configuration parameters are stored in the sensor and automatically communicated to the logger, eliminating the need for programming or extensive setup.

Compatible weather stations
The Davis sensors are compatible with Onset’s HOBO RX3000, U30-NRC, or H21 weather stations, which are known for performing reliably in the field year after year. The systems offer rugged, weatherproof protection from the elements and are available in both USB and web-based versions. HOBO weather stations can be configured with any combination of plug-and-play sensors for measuring air temperature, relative humidity, dew point, rainfall, soil moisture, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, and barometric pressure, among others.

Pricing and availability
The Davis sensors can be purchased directly today from Onset. Both Davis Rain Gauge sensor models are priced at $199. The Davis Wind Speed and Direction sensor is priced at $299. Complete pricing details and technical specifications can be found at http://www.onsetcomp.com.

About Onset
Onset is a leading supplier of data loggers and monitoring solutions used to measure, record, and manage data for improving the environment and preserving the quality of temperature-sensitive products. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has been designing and manufacturing its products on site since the company’s founding in 1981. Visit Onset on the web at http://www.onsetcomp.com.

About Davis Instruments
Davis Instruments is a privately held manufacturing company and developer of exceptional instruments for weather, marine, and automotive use. With more than 50 years of experience, the Hayward, California-based company prides itself on innovative, high-quality products and services at reasonable prices. For more information about the sensors, please visit http://davis.net.


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