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PRESS RELEASE : Hart Scientific's new temperature/humidity logger raises the bar for paperless environmental monitoring

AMERICAN FORK, UT - Hart Scientific, a world leader in temperature calibration products and services, announces a new digital temperature and humidity logger for ultra-accurate recording of environmental conditions in critical locations such as calibration and research labs, pharmaceutical and chemical storage areas, and many medical environments.

The Model 1620 - the DewK - accepts inputs from up to two sensors, which may be mounted directly on the unit or remotely (up to 50 feet away). Each sensor comes calibrated for temperature and humidity from Hart Scientific and contains its own calibration data so recalibration doesn't require the DewK itself.

Two sensor models are available. The "S" model reads temperature to ± 0.25 °C over its calibrated range of 15 °C to 35 °C. It records humidity to ± 2 % RH from 20 % to 70 % RH. The "H" model reads temperature to ± 0.125 °C over its calibrated range of 16 °C to 24 °C. It measures humidity to ± 1.5 % RH from 20 % to 70 % RH. NIST-traceable certificates are provided showing test uncertainty ratios from Hart's cal lab as good as 4:1. Total range for both sensor models is 0 °C to 50 °C and 0 % to 100 % RH.

The display of the DewK may be configured by users (storing up to sixteen configurations) for virtually any combination of graphical and statistical data from one or two sensors. Available statistics include min, max, dew point, and rates of change. Daily statistical summaries are automatically maintained. All functions, display, and system settings are easily changed using the DewK's secure password-protected menu system.

On-board memory stores up to 400,000 date- and time-stamped measurements. A PC card slot is also provided for storing millions more data points on a flash card and for transferring data to a PC. Data may also be sent directly to a PC in real-time using the DewK's serial port or wireless IRDA interfaces. LogWare III software, from Hart, is available as an option. The software provides Windows-based statistical and graphical analysis of real-time or previously-recorded data. Alarms for out-of-tolerance conditions may be set up in LogWare III or in the DewK itself.

Prices for the DewK range from $1,495 to $1,745 depending on the sensor type selected ("S" or "H"). LogWare III is $295 for a single-PC license. Deliveries are two weeks A.R.O.

About Hart Scientific

Hart Scientific, a Fluke company, designs, manufactures, and markets temperature measurement and calibration equipment. The Hart Scientific product line includes primary standards, thermometer readouts and probes, temperature baths, industrial calibrators and software. Primary and secondary laboratories, as well as a growing number of manufacturing companies who rely on precise temperature controls for manufacturing processes, use the equipment. These industries include pharmaceuticals, petrochemical, semi-conductor, aerospace, food products and others. For more information contact Hart Scientific Inc. at 801-763-1600, visit the
Hart Scientific web site, or e-mail