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Temperature@lert USB Edition is a low-cost, high-performance device that monitors the ambient temperature in your server room and alerts you via email when the temperature rises or falls outside your acceptable range.
The temperature sensor is accurate to within ±0.5°C and can report temperatures from 0°C to +60°C. Temperature@lert connects to your PC via an available USB port and runs as a windows service. Powered by your computer’s USB port, it never needs new batteries or an AC power adapter. The customizable alert message can be sent continuously or just once when an alert is triggered. Realtime graphing and XML support provide you with the tools you need to integrate temperature readings into websites and other third party applications. Works without any monthly fees or connect to our optional Sensor Cloud service for online viewing and smartphone apps.
Temperature@lert USB Edition monitors the ambient air temperature in server rooms, phone closets, network cabinets, computer rooms and data centers. Temperature@lert USB Edition can be located away from the host PC using any standard USB extension cable. Temperature@lert USB Edition will help protect valuable IT equipment by providing you with an early warning of temperature problems. It is the low-cost, high-performance choice of IT professionals world-wide. Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,952,485; 8,248,252; 8,547,226; & 8,599,012. Additional patents pending.
Configuring Temperature@lert USB Edition is easy with the included setup software. Just edit the default settings in the configuration menu and click "Save and Apply":
Temperature@lert automatically generates a graph of the current day's temperatures and allows you to zoom out to view several days, months, or years of data:
When the temperature goes out of range, you will receive an alert and the graphics on the console will change to indicate a problem:
You can configure Temperature@lert USB Edition to integrate with your existing systems via SNMP:
After a set number of minutes, you can tell Temperature@lert USB Edition to shut down the computer it is connected to:
Temperature@lert USB Edition logs to an MS SQL CE log file for easy integration into websites and other applications:
Temperature@lert USB Edition requires little to no technical knowledge to use. However, if you are technically inclined, you can customize this product easily. For instance, to use the raw temperature logs, simply install Microsoft's SQL Server Management Studio and query the temperature logs instantly.
The downloads section of our support site contains many useful resources for this product. You can download a complete running Visual Studio project that automatically reads the temperatures from the database and outputs them to a text log:
Works great just plug and play. Email alerts very helpful.
Plugged it in, installed latest software from site download, and configured email alerts.
My only comments for improvement are:
1. don't ship a cd with outdated software, make it more plug and play by auto downloading latest software.
2. allow more specific scheduling status emails rather it running on a cycle of when service last started.
3. provide more variables for email subject and body such as timestamp, hostname.
We installed a new A/C unit in our server room and the coil was defective, it took a week to get the new coil in and in the meantime our server room would heat up when the coil would freeze, we never knew when it was going to happen. With the Temperature@lert sensor we were able to easily monitor the server room and respond when the A/C was frozen up. Great product at a great price.
A couple of years ago our organization purchased a temperature alert (USB edition) which has been very helpful to us. We have a server in another building that gets very warm in the summer months. Obviously, this is a problem because we don't want the computer to overheat. Normally, we would have to drive out and check the temperature in person, but with this little device we get temperature reads right from our home computers and saves us a trip. Not only is this convenient, it also gives us peace of mind... for instance, suppose the temperature reaches a certain set point, the computer will automatically be turned off before the its components are fried (which would cost a whole lot more)... thank you very much, it's worth every penny!
I use the Temperature Sensor USB to protect my pets while traveling. I keep my laptop on in the camper, which sends constant emails to my cell phone to monitor the inside temp. It works great, and allows me to leave my pets in the camper without worrying about the power or AC going off. I would highly recommend it for those traveling with pets.
Maintenance, Support & Updates for Temperature@lert temperature monitoring products are important components of our solution. If a problem arises, help is within easy and immediate access. This enables your organization to keep the servers, network and entire operation available and running for everyone.
For 1 year following the purchase of any Temperature@lert product, we will make available to you via our website, without charge, copies of any appropriate software updates or enhancements as they are released. In addition, Temperature@lert will provide technical support, notice of new products and services, periodic newsletters or update communications with special offers, which may provide benefit to the customer. Temperature@lert customers will enjoy full hardware replacement during the 1 year warranty period in case a product should fail to function properly during normal use (i.e. without tamper or damage).
After the first year, maintenance, support and software updates are optionally extendable thereafter on an annual basis, paid for in advance. Failure to renew this service in advance will lead to a loss of the above benefits. Reinstatement after the expiration date will incur an additional service fee. For additional information, please contact Temperature@lert support.
6' (1.8 m) USB Extension Cable
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