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 Press Releases

  • HOBOnet gives growers and researchers greater visibility into field conditions with near real-time data from wireless sensors, alert notifications, and access via mobile devices

    BOURNE, MA, August 22, 2018 — Many high-value crops are sensitive to micro-climate variations such as temperature, rainfall, and soil moisture, which directly affect quality and profitability. Meanwhile, water and pesticides, which represent significant costs, are under greater scrutiny as governments and consumers place a higher priority on sustainability. Onset, a world leader in data loggers and weather stations, today announced that it is helping growers and researchers address these issues with the launch of the HOBOnet™ Field Monitoring System. Now, whether managing fields and greenhouses or conducting studies on agriculture, climate, or ecology, HOBOnet makes it simpler and more affordable than ever to collect the data that drives insights and decisions.

    The scalable, cost-effective HOBOnet Field Monitoring System includes everything needed to capture near real-time outdoor or greenhouse data. Based on the field-proven HOBO® RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station and powerful cloud-based HOBOlink™ software for remote system management, HOBOnet features a suite of new wireless sensors covering a range of outdoor measurements. The system connects the RX3000 and up to 50 wireless sensors in a mesh network in order to measure large areas once considered too costly or impractical to monitor. The HOBOnet Field Monitoring System provides access to data via any web browser, whether on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device, so growers and researchers can get timely information whenever and wherever they need it.

    “Data drives better understanding and decision-making, but the ability to get actionable data can be hindered by the cost and complexity of setting up and managing a monitoring system,” said Onset’s president, Jim Towey. “Our HOBOnet Field Monitoring System knocks down those barriers for growers and researchers so they can get the timely insights they need. Building on our expertise in providing reliable, high-performance environmental monitoring solutions, HOBOnet adds the scale, ease of access, and affordability provided by leading-edge wireless, cloud, and mobile technologies.”

    HOBOnet Wireless Sensors

    The HOBOnet Field Monitoring System features new wireless sensors for monitoring temperature, humidity, rain, wind, soil moisture, solar radiation, and PAR. These compact sensors include a built-in solar panel for battery charging and can be placed anywhere they’re needed, up to 1,500 feet apart, providing coverage for acres of land or groups of greenhouses.

    With the simple push of a button, the sensors connect and create an intelligent wireless mesh network that provides an adaptive and highly-reliable communication path for data to stream back to the RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station and to HOBOlink running in the cloud. The system eliminates the need for traditional cable and wires that always get in the way and can get damaged in the field. Plus, HOBOnet operates at 900MHz, which optimizes wireless communication through vegetation, and it allows for 50 wireless sensors to connect to the RX3000 and HOBOlink.     

    HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station

    At the heart of the HOBOnet system is Onset’s HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station, known for its easy setup, robust design, and research-grade accuracy. The RX3000 features flexible support for a broad range of wired and wireless sensors, an LCD display for easy field deployment, a rugged double-weatherproof enclosure, and 24/7 cloud-based data access through HOBOlink. 

    HOBOlink Cloud Software

    HOBOlink is the web-enabled software platform that makes it easy to view data and manage the HOBOnet Field Monitoring System remotely. It works with the RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station and Onset's new wireless sensors to provide growers and research scientists with instant access to site-specific environmental data anywhere, anytime from mobile or desktop devices.

    Delivered as a cloud service, HOBOlink features a customizable dashboard that enables instant visualization of current and historical data, plus the ability to set email or text alarm notifications when conditions reach user-set thresholds. It's also integrated with Google Maps, so growers and researchers can quickly view the connection patterns for their HOBOnet system and details such as alarm status and readings from the last connection. 

    Pricing and Availability

    The HOBOnet Field Monitoring System is available today. Pricing for the new wireless sensors starts at $189, with systems starting under $1,500. The monthly cellular data plan for the wireless sensor network ranges in price, depending on the user’s requirements.

    Additionally, current HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Stations can be upgraded to the HOBOnet Field Monitoring System by adding the RX Manager and wireless sensors. An online configurator is available to help growers and researchers choose the system components that support their specific needs.

    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.


    Onset Media Relations

  • New HOBO® MX2501 pH and temperature logger wirelessly offloads data to mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy to facilitate monitoring of pH levels


    BOURNE, MA, July 24, 2018 – The world’s oceans, coastal estuaries, and waterways have seen a 30 percent increase in acidity over the last 200 years, negatively impacting not only coral, but also fish and shellfish that feed more than one billion people. As acidification continues to accelerate, researchers and resource managers are increasing their efforts to monitor these effects. Onset, a world leader in data loggers and weather stations, is making it easier and more cost-effective to address this challenge with today’s introduction of the HOBO® MX2501 pH and temperature data logger.


    The new low-cost HOBO MX2501 data logger is designed for long-term pH monitoring in estuaries, lakes, streams, rivers, and oceans. Leveraging Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) technology, it communicates wirelessly with the HOBOmobile® app on a user’s phone or tablet—making logger setup, calibration, and data offload quick and easy, with no need for extra equipment. The HOBO MX2501 data logger is lowering barriers for oceanographers, coastal scientists, marine biologists, hydrologists, limnologists, and industrial and facilities managers who need to track acidity levels over time.


    “For decades, Onset has been a trusted provider of water quality monitoring equipment that meets the high-accuracy, reliability, and performance demands of environmental research and preservation,” said Insley Haciski, product marketing manager at Onset. “We’re building on this commitment with our new HOBO MX2501 data logger, which addresses the growing need to monitor acidity levels impacting both the environment and the economy. Tapping into the power of mobile technology, our affordable HOBO MX2501 simplifies pH calibration and data collection, making accurate and efficient pH and temperature monitoring more accessible than ever.”


    Bluetooth-Enabled Logger Simplifies Data Collection and pH Calibration

    By incorporating BLE technology, the HOBO MX2501 data logger dramatically cuts the time and effort needed to collect field data. Users simply remove the loggers from the water to wirelessly access highly-accurate pH and temperature readings, right from their mobile phones or tablets.  


    The loggers work with Onset’s free HOBOmobile application for logger setup and data management, enabling users to easily configure the data loggers and manage collected data in real time. Additionally, HOBOmobile’s built-in guided pH calibration feature simplifies an otherwise difficult task by seamlessly walking users through the logger calibration process via on-screen prompts. From their mobile phones or tablets, users also can view data in graphs, check the operational status of loggers, share data files and graph images, and store data in the cloud. There are no cables to manage, no computer software to install, no devices to pair, and no internet access required.


    MX2501 Features High Accuracy and Rugged Design

    The HOBO MX2501 data logger delivers high pH accuracy of ± 0.10 pH units within ±10°C of temperature at calibration, and a temperature accuracy of ± 0.2°C from -2° to 50°C (28.4° to 122°F). Additionally, it supports water depths of up to 40 m, making it well suited for a range of environments—from small streams to oceans.


    Built to be compact and rugged, the HOBO MX2501 logger has a replaceable pH electrode, an anti-biofouling copper guard, and a PVC housing, making it ideal for freshwater or saltwater environments. It also includes a battery-saving water detection feature for long life and less maintenance, making it ideal for long-term monitoring.


    Pricing and availability

    The HOBO MX2501 pH and temperature logger is available today, with prices starting at $695. The HOBOmobile app for the logger is available as a free download for Apple iOS on the Apple iTunes store. An Android version of the app will be available soon. Additional pricing details and technical specifications for the HOBO MX2501 are available at http://www.onsetcomp.com/products/data-loggers/mx2501.



    Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has been designing and manufacturing its data loggers and monitoring solutions since the company's founding in 1981. The company’s award-winning HOBO® data logger and weather station products are used around the world in a broad range of monitoring applications, from water and coastal research to indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring. Our InTemp® loggers dramatically simplify the process of monitoring temperature-controlled pharmaceutical Cold Chain. Visit Onset on the web at http://www.onsetcomp.com.




    Onset Media Relations




  • HOBOnet Field Monitoring System
    HOBOnet is a cost-effective and scalable solution for web-enabled monitoring of research sites. Wireless sensors are ready to deploy and easily link to the network; data is accessed through HOBOlink®, Onset's innovative cloud-based software platform....

  • HOBOnet lets researchers monitor microclimates over a wide area with access to data through the internet and flexible exporting for easy integration with other data. Monitor your research site without running cables, and get:

    Wide Coverage: Monitor large and complex research sites with reliable 900 MHz wireless mesh networking and self-healing technology that can communicate through vegetation
    Remote Data Access: Access your data remotely, without having to travel to your research sites
    Data Visualization: Map views and custom dashboards help you to better visualize and understand site conditions
    Data Sharing: Easy data export for analysis with other data, and optional public access for sharing data with other users
    Immediate Notifications: If system problems occur, you can quickly react and fix them, and avoid gaps in your data
    Easy System Setup: With plug-and-play sensors and one-button wireless linking, the system is easy to set up, and easy to reconfigure for use in future projects
    Cost-Effective Monitoring: With up to 50 affordable wireless sensors communicating through a single gateway, the HOBOnet system provides the lowest-cost solution for getting multiple points of data to the internet