James Cope of Processor Magazine had some nice things to say about our USB temperature sensor:
Rather than shell out big bucks for a big-brand temperature
monitoring system, Harry Schechter developed a USB device and
accompanying software that he named Temperature@lert (866/524-3540; www.temperaturealert.com) and started a company of the same name in Boston, Mass.
Schechter knew something about circuit design and software development.
He created a circuit with an embedded temperature sensor that resides
on a USB device the size of a thumb drive. “I wanted something simple
that could alert equipment users when temperature conditions change
beyond the thresholds they set,” Schechter says.
Temperature@lert device has a solid-state sensor that Schechter says
never needs calibrating. “The sensor talks to a microprocessor
connected to a computer via a USB port. The software reads the sensor
based on whatever the user sets,” he says. “It reads the temperature if
it goes above or below that threshold, and when it does, the system
goes into an alarm state and will continue to automatically email the
user until the temperature goes back to a normal (within the threshold)
condition.”View the full article and read on...