Tempurity™ System Specifications

Scope of Scientific Data Collection

  • Data collection can occur through any local or wide area network. Our network hardware must be configured over a local network.

Accuracy

  • For many high-end ultracolds, incubators, cryofreezers, and incubated shakers the preferred method of measurement is through direct connection/communication with the monitored device. In these cases Tempurity obtains values through data communication rather than through the insertion of a "second" sensor and accuracy is dependent on the monitored device's internal sensors. You must refer to the scientific instrument's operating manual for this information.
     
  • For Networked Robotics' advanced digital temperature, humidity, voltage and other sensors refer to the Networked Robotics hardware manuals for each product. As an example the Tempurity System utilizes advanced digital temperature probes based on the Dallas/Maxim DS18b20Z integrated circuit. This sensor chip reports to .1 degrees C and has a distribution of accuracies based on the temperature. The chip is the most accurate (about .1 degrees C)  at 37C, physiological temperature,  and the least accurate (about 3 degrees C) at -80ºC. 

Measurement Interval

  • The system collects and stores data from each monitored device by default at approximately 1-minute intervals. The time will vary slightly by several seconds.
     
  • Temperature measurement is asynchronous. Measurements from each monitored device are collected on an independent time schedule.
  • Time of measurement is stored internally as a universal time. In reports it is displayed in local time based on the time zone of your Windows operating system. 
Alarms
  • There are two alarm levels for which alarm notifications (text message, e-mail, and "voice") can be defined.
     
  • Alarm notification addresses can be defined independently for each alarm level.
     
  • Alarm notification addresses can be defined independently for each monitored device.
  • Alarm time thresholds can be defined independently for each monitored device.

    Alarm notifications are sent both when values are out-of-range, and when values are not collected as expected as long as an alarm group has been defined for that monitored device.

Units
  • The Tempurity Monitor client can display temperatures in Celsius or in Fahrenheit scales. Celsius is used as the default. For all other parameters, e.g. carbon dioxide concentration, liquid nitrogen level, voltages units are in the original units. See the hardware manuals for each interface. 

Data retention

  • There is no capability for data deletion through the Tempurity System.

Operating system

  • The Tempurity Server runs under Windows 8. 7, Vista, XP, or Small Business Server operating systems.  The Tempurity Monitor runs under Windows 10,  8, 7,  XP operating systems.

Firmware Upgrades

  • Networked Robotics firmware can be upgraded through the network for quality and functional updates. Firmware upgrades must be made through a local subnet using the Networked Robotics hardware upgrade wizard.
     
  • Firmware upgrades are possible on NTMS revision 2 versions with firmware version 1.4 and higher.

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