Data collection can occur through any
local or wide area network.
Our network hardware must be configured over a local network.
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
For Networked Robotics' advanced
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.
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
time. In reports it is displayed in local time based on the time
zone of your Windows operating system.
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
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.
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.
There is no capability for data deletion through the Tempurity System.
Tempurity Server runs under Windows 8. 7, Vista, XP, or
Small Business Server operating systems. The Tempurity Monitor runs under Windows
8, 7, XP
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