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Expert Tips for Continuous Water Quality Monitoring

October 26, 2016
Category: News

Learn to collect reliable, continuous data for common water quality parameters using EXO instrumentation from YSI, all while decreasing costs and site visits. Also, listen and follow along as YSI’s guest speaker, Dustin Shell, shows you how to process and analyze your data efficiently and accurately with the right software.

(YouTube video courtesy of YSI Inc.)

Take a look at our extensive portfolio of Water Quality Instrumentation and Monitoring Tools.

Just How Rugged is the GS1?

October 20, 2016
Category: News

GS1 Ruggedized Volumetric Water Content Sensor

The GS1 is a ruggedized version of Decagon Devices’ basic, no-frills soil moisture only sensor. It accurately measures volumetric water content in soil or soilless media. Decagon’s rugged GS1 was built to last long-term in the field. The epoxy body and stainless steel needles ensure that the sensor won’t break when installed into hard or stony soils.

Reasons to Pick the GS1

  • You need an inexpensive soil moisture sensor that lasts a long time
  • You need to measure VWC only in a harsh environment
  • You are setting up a large-scale network of soil moisture sensors

Read more about the GS1 Ruggedized Volumetric Water Content Sensor or email us at salesb@www.hoskin.ca to inquire.

The Ultimate in Aerial Thermal Imaging is Here

October 13, 2016
Category: News

Drone-based thermal imaging is more accessible now than ever before.

FLIR, the industry leader in thermal imaging technology, has partnered with DJI to bring this exciting new product to the marketplace. The application possibilities are vast, nearly limitless, from solar panel inspection to plant and crop science to fire assessment or thermal physiology.

By combining the flight stability, gimbal technology, mobile app integration, and image transmission of the popular and proven DJI Inspire 1 with the industry leading thermal imaging technology of FLIR, this package gives you the ultimate solution for reliable, rapidly deployable aerial thermal imaging.

Check out the video below to learn more.

Do you know what ‘BLE’ is?

October 12, 2016
Category: News

Do you know what “BLE” is? Yes, that’s right – it’s an acronym for Bluetooth Low Energy. But do you really know what that means, how it differs from classic Bluetooth technology, and how it relates to the business of data logging? Onset published a highly informative piece on BLE, how it works and how it can benefit you in your day-to-day data logging.

To see our range of data loggers, click here.

From Onset Comp.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)—also known as Bluetooth Smart—is a relatively new version of Bluetooth technology that offers significantly less power consumption and costs compared to Classic Bluetooth while still maintaining a similar communication range. BLE does not replace Classic Bluetooth. Rather, each technology supports a specific market space. 

The primary difference between BLE and Classic Bluetooth has to do with the way data is transferred. Classic Bluetooth, offering a substantially greater throughput, enables for higher volumes of data to be exchanged and is ideal for continuous, streaming data applications such as telephone earpieces, game controllers, and wireless keyboards and printers. 

In comparison, BLE is optimized for applications that require small and infrequent data transmissions. Since BLE’s power use is so efficient, it is ideal for applications that use small batteries—in fact, BLE-enabled devices can run on coin-cell batteries for years. 

Data loggers, which utilize episodic or periodic transfers of small amounts of data, are especially relevant for BLE technology. Other devices that are BLE appropriate include breathalyzers, thermometers, and heart rate and blood pressure monitors. 

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Key advantages of BLE for data loggers 

With BLE adoption to data loggers, users can realize unprecedented benefits related to easy operation, seamless data access, and efficient data collection and management. BLE allows for environmental data to be quickly transmitted wirelessly from data loggers to mobile devices without the need to connect cables, log on to the internet, pair devices, or install computer software. 

Users can conveniently download, configure and manage data remotely from 100 feet away without ever coming into physical contact with the data logger—an ideal scenario for monitoring of limited-access areas.

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