Onset Announces New Wireless HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor
Measures soil moisture and soil temperature at multiple depths with a single probe, for fast and easy installation
BOURNE, MA, August 17, 2020 – Onset, a trusted manufacturer of field-proven data loggers, today announced the release of the new HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor. A wireless sensor that works with HOBOnet (Onset’s advanced wireless mesh network system for remote monitoring over large areas), the HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil moisture and soil temperature at multiple depths with a single probe, for fast and easy installation.
Featuring GroPoint’s TDT5 technology with patented antenna design, the durable HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor measures soil moisture along the entire length of each probe segment for the largest volume of influence per measurement section, resulting in more accurate results. A high frequency of pulses per measurement ensures precise, consistent soil moisture data. And with the optional pilot rod and slide hammer tools, installation is nearly effortless, even in hard soil.
"The new HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor is a game-changer for soil monitoring," said Richard Rodrigues, Onset product marketing manager. "It provides high-accuracy soil moisture measurements at multiple depths with GroPoint technology, which means users get the reliable data they need to determine when to irrigate and when to make adjustments."
HOBOnet is a cost-effective, award-winning, scalable solution for web-enabled monitoring of field conditions for applications such as crop management, research, and greenhouse operations. The new HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor is easily linked to the HOBOnet system, and data can be accessed remotely through HOBOlink®, Onset’s cloud-based software platform.
The HOBOnet Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Sensor is available in three probe lengths, for measurements from 45 cm (18 in) to 90 cm (35 in) deep.