Measurement Computing Unveils Wireless Temperature Input Devices

Measurement Computing Corporation, a market leader in low-cost data acquisition, announced the release of two wireless temperature input devices modeled after the popular USB-TC and the USB-TEMP. The new products, the WLS-TC and the WLS-TEMP, are essentially identical to their USB predecessors but with an added RF module, which allows for wireless data transfer.

Measurement Computing wireless temperature input devices

The RF modules were engineered to meet IEEE 802.15.4 standards and support the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless sensor networks. The modules require minimal power and provide reliable delivery of data between devices. The modules operate within the ISM 2.4 GHz frequency band. Users can acquire and process temperature data for monitoring and control at distances up to 150 feet indoors, and as much as 2460 feet line-of-sight outdoors. A small PC interface module (WLS-IFC) connects to the user’s PC USB port and allows communication with a virtually limitless number of WLS-TCs and WLS-TEMPs throughout any industrial, commercial, or residential space.

The WLS-TC supports 8 channels of J, K, R, S, T, N, E, and B type thermocouples. The WLS-TEMP supports 8 channels of data from the same thermocouple types in addition to RTDs, thermistors, and semiconductor temperature sensors.

According to Bill Kennedy, Measurement Computing’s vice president of marketing and sales, “We are very excited about extending the functionality of our already popular USB product line. With the release of the WLS-TC and WLS-TEMP, our customers are no longer tethered to their USB port. They now have the convenience of installing their DAQ devices at the point of measurement. Our WLS series supports both wireless and USB applications—an extremely flexible solution for our customers to enjoy.”

The devices are bundled with all software drivers and TracerDAQ(TM), an industry-leading software package that provides easy data management and analysis. TracerDAQ converts and saves temperature and alarm data to standard, comma-delimited .CSV files. It also plots and analyzes real-time data or historical temperature files.

Other software included:

  • InstaCal(TM), an all-in-one installation, logger setup, calibration, and test application. InstaCal makes setting up and retrieving data from the logger as simple as a few mouse clicks.
  • Universal Library(TM) and UL for LabVIEW(TM), powerful language interfaces that allow users to write programs in all of the popular programming languages using easy-to-understand, high-level command syntax.

Measurement Computing Corporation is the market leader in the design and manufacture of low-priced, computer-based, test and measurement hardware and software. These products include analog I/O and digital I/O devices for the USB, Wireless, PCI, ISA, PCMCIA, and PC/104 buses, as well as RS-232/485 serial interfaces. The company, founded in 1989, markets its products throughout the world.

Product Status
WLS-TC – $549.00 – Available now
WLS-TEMP – $749.00 – Available now
WLS-IFC – $149.00 – Available now
WLS-TC ValuePack – $599.00 – Available now
WLS-TEMP ValuePack – $799.00 – Available now