Wireless Temperature monitoring | Radio vs WiFi | Which is better for you?

In Wireless Temperature Monitoring, there are 2 main methods of transferring data: low frequency radio and high frequency radio, the latter is better known as Wi-Fi. Both are available from Tendo Systems. When deciding which is best for you, it’s important to understand each technology.

What is the difference?

Low frequency radio waves have low signal attenuation i.e. a low reduction in signal strength during transmission. This makes low frequency a good option for both short and long-distance communications.

WiFi (high frequency radio) waves have high signal attenuation. Wi-Fi is therefore suitable for short distance communications only.

D3 TransmitterBenefits of Low frequency Radio

  • Radio frequencies can be unique and therefore not interfere with Wi-Fi and other technology
  • Less need for IT involvement
  • Much longer range; 300 metres or more, means less (or no) need for signal repeaters
  • Batteries last longer - up to 5 years

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Tendo Systems easylog-data-logger-EL-WiFi-TBenefits of WiFi

  • Usually a low-cost, self-installation option
  • Ideal for those with no long-range requirements

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Cloud options and Email alerts

Whether you opt for low frequency radio or Wi-Fi technology, there are options to view temperature data from anywhere via any internet connected device. Each of our Wireless Temperature Monitoring options can send email alerts when temperatures go out of your desired range.

Signal strength test

When having a Wireless Temperature Monitoring system installed, it’s always good to have a signal check carried out. If you are a Northern Ireland based business, please get in touch via the form below and we can organise to visit your premises with our Demo Kit to discuss the options and complete a signal strength test. This is a free, no-obligation service.

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