Remote Temperature/RH Monitoring With Tinytag Radio Data Loggers

The Canal & River Trust is using Gemini Data Loggers’ Tinytag Radio Data Logging System to monitor temperature and relative humidity in two separate sites, with data accessed from one central computer.

Monitoring temperature and relative humidity in the areas where the Trust’s collections are housed helps to ensure collections are stored in the right environment to minimise deterioration.

The Canal & River Trust has five loggers at its site in Ellesmere Port located in the stores and displays. There are also three loggers in the displays at Gloucester Waterways Museum, and the Trust soon aims to use the loggers across all its three sites. The Ultra Radio loggers monitor the temperature and relative humidity to build up a picture of what is happening in the stores and galleries, to help assess the need for environmental control measures.

The Tinytag Radio System collects data automatically using wireless communications, and sends it via a receiver for viewing on a PC, across a LAN, or remotely across the internet. The System is an ideal solution for the Trust as the data from the different sites can be accessed using their IT network at one central computer. The Ultra Radio Loggers’ discreet design is also ideal for unobtrusive monitoring in public areas.

Margaret Harrison, Collections Manager at the CRT comments “We had a really great service from Gemini Data Loggers. They helped us to identify exactly what we needed and how the system would work best for us and what we could achieve within our budget. The after sales service has been brilliant too and there’s always been someone available to help.”