The new zSeries sensor system provides monitoring and recording of temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure in critical applications with no special software, just a Web browser. The compact wireless end devices mount discretely on the wall in clean rooms, laboratories, and any remote facility. The end devices transmit up to 300 feet (without obstructions) to a coordinator connected directly to an Ethernet network and the Internet. The system complies with IEEE 802.15.4 operating at 2.4GHz. The device can trigger an alarm if variables go above or below a set point that the user determines. The alarms can be sent by e-mail to a single user or to a group distribution list, including text messages to Internet-enabled cell phones and PDAs.

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