Onset Computer Corporation

Onset® Adds Plug-and-Play Soil Moisture Sensor to Weather Station Product Line


Source: Onset Computer Corporation

BOURNE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Onset Computer Corporation (http://www.onsetcomp.com), the world leader in data loggers, today announced that it has expanded its line of research-grade soil monitoring solutions with the new 10HS Soil Moisture Smart Sensor.

The 10HS sensor measures soil moisture over a large volume of soil to provide a more accurate picture of average soil moisture in a given area. Its plug-and-play design reduces deployment time, saving users time and money. Users can simply plug the sensor into an Onset HOBO® U30 or H21 Weather Station and begin monitoring without having to spend time wiring or programming.

“The 10HS Soil Moisture Smart Sensor is simple to deploy, and provides better accuracy by measuring over a larger area to average out soil variability,” said Paul Gannett, product marketing manager for Onset. “This complements our popular EC-5 soil moisture sensor and expands the range of monitoring applications for our customers.”

Since the 10HS sensor is compatible with a range of Onset HOBO Weather Station products, users have a choice as to how they access their soil measurement data. This includes direct data offload in the field using a HOBO data shuttle or laptop computer, or remotely accessing the data over the Internet via Cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet communications.

The 10HS Soil Moisture Smart Sensor is priced at $139 and is available immediately from Onset.


Onset is the world’s leading supplier of data loggers. The company’s HOBO data logger and weather station products are used around the world in a broad range of applications, including building energy performance monitoring, water resources management, and ecological and agricultural research. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has sold more than 1.5 million data loggers since the company’s founding in 1981. Visit Onset on the web at http://www.onsetcomp.com.

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