19 July 2005
Category: Data Acquisition
Pico Technology has announced the immediate availability of the HumidiProbe, a combined environmental probe, analogue-to-digital converter and data logger in a slim, lightweight case.
HumidiProbe simply plugs in to the USB port to give instant, highly accurate measurements of temperature and humidity. Up to 4 HumidiProbes can be connected to one PC, allowing you to accurately monitor the temperature and humidity in multiple locations at once.
HumidiProbe can measure temperatures over the range 0 °C to +70 °C with an accuracy of ±0.5 °C, a resolution of 0.01 °C and a response time of 5 to 30 seconds. It measures relative humidity over the range 0% to 100% with an accuracy of ±2%, a resolution of 0.03% and a response time of 4 seconds. The conversion time for both sensors is 2 seconds. HumidiProbe is compatible with all USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports, making port selection and configuration automatic and reliable. There is no need for batteries or a separate power supply, as the probe takes its power from the USB port.
HumidiProbe is supplied with the easy-to-use PicoLog software, which is a powerful and flexible program used to collect, display and analyse data. Measurements can be viewed in graph, spreadsheet and text formats, saved to a file or replayed for off-line analysis. In addition, software alarms can be configured to give a warning when either temperature or humidity measurements go out of a specified range. Free updates to the software are available on the company's website.
“With HumidiProbe, we offer a combination of convenience and measuring accuracy at a sensible price,” explains Alan Tong, Technical Director of Pico Technology. “Its USB interface makes it easy to install and its specifications make it attractive to both domestic and scientific users.”
HumidiProbe is available immediately direct from Pico Technology or one of its authorised distributors at a cost of £149 + VAT. Further information can be obtained from the Pico Technology website or by or by calling +44 (0)1480 396 395.