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Temperature@lert WiFi Edition's Embedded Linux OS Easily Customized

Sep 11, 2009

Holly Dolezalek of Processor Magazine (http://www.processor.com) recently highlighted the fact that the Temperature@lert WiFi Edition wireless temperature monitor runs Linux which means this low-cost, high-performance device can easily be customized to fit your exact needs:

The company’s most recent release is the WiFi Edition of its monitoring product. Temperature@lert WiFi Edition is different from other, similar wireless-based temperature monitoring products in that it’s based on open-source software. “It’s essentially a mini-computer that runs Linux,” Schechter says.

It’s also a Wi-Fi client that monitors air temperature (between -40 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit) and sends emails to designated recipients if the temperature rises above or sinks below designated setpoints. It does so through a 6-foot external sensor that can connect wirelessly or through an Ethernet cable to the network. The device resembles a wireless router and measures 1 x 2.75 x 3.75 inches in size. The wireless edition connects automatically to any network in range.

Out of the box without customization, the WiFi Edition will email designated users every day with a summary of the indoor weather in the data center, including the high, low, and average temperature for the day. It also has XML and text log file feeds and a zooming feature so that when looking at a whole-day graph—which usually looks like a flat line—users can zoom in on any blips in the temperature to investigate those events easily.

Visit Processor.com to read the full article. Or, check out the details of the Temperature@lert WiFi unit.

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