RF Code, which provides wire free environmental and power monitoring and asset management solutions has launched a new tethered temperature sensor, the R151, which would offer deployment flexibility for accurate temperature monitoring of vital areas, which cannot be monitored with the help of traditional sensors such as areas, which are below a raised floor inside a data center and industrial refrigerators, which store expensive drugs.
Chris Gaskins, who is RF Code’s Vice President of Product Development, has stated that the precise temperature monitoring needs were different for different organizations, but the problems faced by all the organizations pertaining to sensor placement were the same, especially in difficult to reach places, harsh settings and RF blocking enclosures such as freezers and metal ductwork. He added that their new tethered sensor would be able to solve all such deployment problems.
The R151 sensor uses the active RFID technology, which is being used by all RF Code Sensors, and thereby completely removes the use of cabling for deployment purposes. This sensor belongs to the environmental monitoring solution developed by the RF Code, which would completely automate the capture of sensor data such as air pressure, power usage, fluid detection, humidity and temperature and other parameters.
An RF transmitter, which comes with a battery life of five years, is included in the R151 Tethered Temperature Sensor, which would both track and report the temperatures as seen by a digital thermometer that monitors and reports the temperature. This thermometer is fixed at the last part of a six feet tether. This would physically separate the sealed temperature sensor and the RF transmitter and also give out its own unique ID as well as the temperature reading taken by the sensor periodically.