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  • Temperature@lert Expands International Support for Cellular Edition

    Leading Temperature Monitoring Solution Now Offers Mobile Support in Europe, Australia and Canada

    BOSTON, Mass. – April 11, 2011 – Temperature@lert, a leading provider of real-time, cloud-based environmental monitoring solutions designed to enable businesses to mitigate temperature-related disasters, has expanded the reach of its Cellular Edition beyond the United States into Europe, Australia and Canada. Temperature@lert’s Cellular Edition, available in the U.S. since 2008, is a cost-effective, enterprise-grade product that provides alerts to multiple parties via e-mail, text message and phone calls. Connected to a mobile network, the cellular product stays online even during a power outage, making it ideal for businesses for which temperature monitoring is a critical function.

    Temperature change is a significant threat to companies around the world, especially in data centers, biotechnology/pharmaceutical/medical facilities and companies requiring cold storage. Temperature@lert’s temperature monitoring solutions provide both real-time and historic views of a location’s temperature through alerts and cloud-based temperature records at set intervals. This allows for speedy reaction to potentially disastrous temperature fluctuations, as well as historic temperature logs for regulatory and internal reporting purposes.

    The Cellular Edition contains Sensor Cloud technology, which stores a full report of monitored temperatures in the cloud for accurate record keeping and easy access. A plug-and-play solution, monitored data appears in the cloud once the device is connected to power—no phone line or Internet connection needed. The cloud system allows the user to view current temperatures and set email, text and/or telephone alerts for multiple threshold ranges. Additionally, users can merge alerts for power loss events.

    Temperature@lert’s international expansion means that companies with locations around the globe can have a complete view of their facilities on one Sensor Cloud screen, facilitating reporting and regulatory requirements and ensuring the integrity of on-site assets. These companies will be able to provide fault-tolerant monitoring of their critical environments via cellular networks at a lower price point, as well as accommodate more parameters than ever before.

    “There is global demand for cellular-based temperature monitoring, and this expansion takes the products proven in the U.S. to key international locations,” said Harry Schechter, founder and CEO of Temperature@lert. “The need to preserve a steady temperature in at-risk areas, coupled with the potential for disaster should electricity be unavailable, make the Cellular Edition a crucial tool for the data center, as well as biotech, pharma and medical companies and commercial refrigeration assets. This is only the beginning of global availability for this battle-tested product.”

    For more information about Temperature@lert, please visit www.temperaturealert.com.

    About Temperature@lert

    Temperature@lert’s temperature monitoring solutions provide both real-time and historic views of a location’s temperature through alerts and cloud-based records of temperatures at specific intervals. This information allows customers to immediately react to potentially disastrous temperature fluctuations, as well as provide temperature consistency for regulatory and internal process control requirements. Temperature@lert has more than 10,000 devices installed in over 40 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.temperaturealert.com.



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    SHIFT Communications
    (617) 779-1854
    temperaturealert@shiftcomm.com

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  • Oh My Server, How I have Missed Thee!

    Happy new year everybody!

    I hope everyone enjoyed this holiday season.  While this set of holidays comes to a close, it is time to start working feverishly to avoid the holiday haze.  In addition, it is time to begin working on our New Year's resolutions. 

    Do any of your resolutions involve your personal or work server? If you are an IT person, the server should definitely be in your top 10 priorities for 2010.  One of the most important things you can do to lower costs for yourself or company is to perform basic maintenance on your server.  There are 2 types of basic maintenance: 1) Software and 2) Physical.  While ensuring that all service packs, upgrades, and server health monitoring packages are running, it is also of utmost importance to insure that the environment surrounding the server maintains cleanliness.  Without cleanliness, dirt and other particulate matter can lead to various hardware failures.  

    The best way to combat dirt is to create a maintenance schedule (weekly, monthly, etc).  The frequency of the schedule should be determine by the amount of foot traffic going in and out of your server room.  As people enter and leave the server, much particulate matter (such as dirt and dust) can be left from shoes, hair, etc.  Here is a basic list of items that should be checked in the server room:

    1. Check to make sure that the floor is clean and swept.
    2. Check all server fans to insure that no dirt or dust is blocking the flow of hot air.
    3. Check the internal temperature of the server and the external temperature of the room.
    4. Check the ceiling for any signs of mold or cracks (just to make sure no burst pipes or water will enter the server room).

    That is a basic list of the 4 most important things to check while maintaining your server. The physical health of your server will 100% extend its life and is well-worth the 20 - 30 minutes a week (or month) you spend performing these tasks. 

    If you think I may have missed some glaring physical maintenance task that should be on the list, post a comment :-D.

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