by Brianna Crandall — August 30, 2019 — RLE Technologies, a global provider of web-based monitoring solutions and leak detection systems for mission-critical facilities such as data centers, recently introduced the WIFI-TH — a wireless temperature and humidity sensor that leverages an existing Wi-Fi network to communicate with a building management system.
Ryan Clemens, a senior firmware engineer at RLE, remarked:
As Wi-Fi technology evolves to become cheaper, more reliable, and more secure, we’ve noticed that many of our customers are using Wi-Fi to power their networks. We wanted to provide a sensor with RLE’s quality and reliability that could quickly and easily integrate into these environments.
The WIFI-TH is wireless and battery powered. Since wires are not required for power or transmission, an electrician isn’t required for installation. Plus, RLE’s Wi-Fi sensors are designed to be compact and unobtrusive, with an extended battery life — up to seven years at a five-minute transmission interval.
The WIFI-TH’s temperature and humidity data can be sent via a UDP packet to a building management system (BMS) or pulled into RLE’s WiNG-MGR. And while IT departments may be hesitant to add wireless devices, it may ease their mind to know that these sensors were designed with security in mind.
According to RLE, the WIFI-TH:
- Only allows one-way communications, so there is no risk they could be hacked remotely;
- Fully supports industry standard WPA/WPA2‑PSK encryption; and
- Features encrypted data storage for network and configuration information.
Facilities worldwide are using RLE’s WIFI-TH to monitor for changes in temperature and humidity, meet efficiency goals, maintain optimal equipment performance parameters, anticipate equipment failures, and prevent downtime. The WIFI-TH is in stock and ready to ship!
For more information about the WIFI-TH, visit the RLE website. US-based RLE Technologies is the global provider of Triad raised floor and airflow products, SeaHawk leak detection, Falcon facility monitoring solutions, and Raptor system integration products.