updated 05:35 pm EST, Tue January 10, 2006
Mac-compatible data logger
unveiled two new low-cost, Mac-based data loggers at this week's Expo. The new HOBO Pendant Loggers record temperature, or temperature and light intensity, in a range of indoor, outdoor and underwater environments. The HOBO Dendant Temp model provides high and low LED alarms if temperatures go beyond set thresholds; the HOBO Pendant Temp/Light model combines temperature and light intesnsity monitoring capabilities. Both HOBO Pendant models off high-speed data offload to Mac computers via optical USB interface, and Mac-based HOBOware software allows user to view and print time-stamped graphs of temperature and light coniditions. Pricing for a single HOBO Pendant logger is $40-50, USB optical interface is $10, and HOBOware software for Windows or Mac retails at $100.