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Wireless and USB Data loggers have become an extremely important part of many businesses supply chains. They can be used in warehouses or in transit to capture data on several different parameters. They are most commonly used to track information on temperature, voltage, humidity, or carbon dioxide levels, but have a number of other applications as well. One of the most important considerations for choosing the right data logger for a business is what connectivity is needed. Data Loggers come in all shapes and sizes, but they will let you extract your data either via a Wi-Fi connection or via a physical USB port. There are some advantages to both Wi-Fi Data Loggers and USB Data Loggers so read on to find out which may be suitable for your business.

Wi-Fi Data Loggers

With business networks becoming increasingly global, the use of Wi-Fi Data Loggers has increased. The main benefit of a wireless data transmitter is that you don’t need to retrieve the device to access the stored information. There could be a wireless temperature monitoring device on the other side of the world feeding back live data instantly. Wi-Fi data loggers can be implemented in anything from a single cold storage unit to a global transportation network. Having access to real-time data can help identify problems in a supply chain and prevent disruptions for a business. Wireless data transmitters can be easily set up to deliver automated alerts via SMS or email so businesses have the peace of mind that they will be able to respond quickly to any potential problems.

USB Data Loggers

There are several benefits of using USB Data Loggers. Firstly, they can be quickly installed and are easy to use. Some USB temperature sensors like the iTag3Pro come preconfigured so they don’t require any set-up, simply press a button and they will start recording time-temperature data. This also means that there is no need for any specialist software. Once all the data has been collected and the device retrieved, just plug it into a computer and it will automatically create a PDF report. The simplicity of USB Data Loggers means they can reduce training time and costs for a business. USB Data Loggers can either be bought in bulk single-use format or with replaceable batteries so they can be re-used.

Which is Best?

When choosing which data logger will be suitable you must consider what requirements you have as a business. If you need instant access and analysis of the data then Wi-Fi data loggers are a great option, as the data can easily be accessed on a cloud-based wireless temperature monitoring system. But the simplicity and affordability of USB data loggers will be appropriate for certain businesses.

For more information on which data logger will be suitable for your business, get in touch with us at Loggershop and we would be happy to help.  Call us on 01929 459459 or email sales@loggershop.co.uk.

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