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- Squirrel Wi-Fi data logger is a powerful and portable data logger with in-built Standard 802.11b wireless Ethernet capability

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 17, 2008 - Grant Instruments (www.grant.co.uk), a world renowned manufacturer and supplier of data acquisition, scientific and life sciences products, has introduced a Wi-Fi enabled portable data logger.

The Squirrel Wi-Fi data loggers feature built-in Standard 802.11 wireless Ethernet (Wi-Fi) capability which allows easy integration with existing wireless networks in scientific laboratories, offices and factories. Users can now connect their computer remotely to the logger to retrieve data and reprogram the device without the need for communications cabling or expensive converter boxes.

With multiple 24-bit analogue-to-digital converters and up to 16 true differential or 32 single ended analogue inputs, the Wi-Fi Squirrel data loggers are an out-of-the-box solution for a wide range of data logging applications. These include industrial testing and research, vehicle testing or engine monitoring, scientific and environmental research, and quality assurance.

Nathan Neal, commercial manager for data acquisition products at Grant Instruments, said: “The Squirrel Wi-Fi enabled handheld data loggers combine high performance and universal inputs with the simplicity of wireless networking in a compact and easy-to-use instrument. As a result, it will be particularly useful for data collection applications where the user is remote from the data logger, for example on moving equipment or machinery, or from a distant office or facility.”

The high precision Squirrel Wi-Fi data loggers can store up to 10 million readings in the onboard memory - additional storage is available via a removable Multimedia (MMC) or SD card. The unit also features up to 16 calculated/derived channels, 4 alarm outputs for triggering external devices, USB and RS232 serial ports and is powered from internal cells, an external power supply or via a USB connection.

SquirrelView set-up and download software for a PC is provided as part of the system to enable users to export stored data to a chosen PC-based application. Customers that are registered for Grant’s SquirrelView.net web server application can also upload the data automatically to a dedicated web page and thereby allow authorised personnel to access the latest data via their web browser.

The Grant data acquisition product range extends from high specification, portable data logging systems (Squirrel family) through to fully integrated custom-configurable acquisition and control systems (dataTaker family), while Eltek, the Cambridge-based Grant affiliate, produces Squirrel variants primarily for remote logging. All products come with a 3 year warranty. OEM versions of most products are available on request.

For more information about Grant’s wide range of data acquisition products, please visit www.grant.co.uk. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0) 1763 260811 or email acquisitionsales@grant.co.uk.

A high-resolution photograph of the Squirrel SQ2020 Wi-Fi data logger is available at:
http://www.grant.co.uk/About/News/

About Grant’s data acquisition products

Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited (www.grant.co.uk) is a world-renowned supplier of own-brand scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products. The company has been designing, manufacturing and distributing measurement and control systems for the past 50 years and has established a worldwide reputation for high quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most demanding data collection requirements across industrial, scientific, R&D and environmental applications. Headquartered at Shepreth on the outskirts of Cambridge, England, the company has an extensive network of dealers and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region. Datataker Pty Ltd. (www.datataker.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grant, manufactures advanced, integrated data acquisition systems under the dataTaker brand and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Martin Brooke
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Email: martin.brooke@mba-pr.com

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