Onset (http://www.onsetcomp.com) has announced HOBOware 3.3, a new version of the company’s Mac-based graphing and analysis software that’s designed to speed up deployment time in energy and environmental monitoring projects.  

According to the folks at Onset, HOBOware 3.3 includes a number of time-saving features that make it faster than ever to configure HOBO data loggers and weather stations in the field, and analyze the collected data. Key features include:

° Batch configuration and readout — With HOBOware 3.3, users can reportedly configure and readout multiple data loggers in a fraction of the time it would take with previous generations.

° Pre-launch filtering and scaling — These tools enable users to pre-configure their data loggers so upon readout, the data will display max/min/average readings at set intervals (per hour/per day), and will be automatically plotted to scale in real-world engineering units.

° Bulk export — This enables users to quickly export HOBOware files to text format for use in Microsoft Excel and other programs. The tool automates file naming and management tasks to streamline the export process and save time.

HOBOware 3.3 also provides support for Onset’s new HOBO UX90 Series, a family of time-of-use data loggers. The series includes data loggers for monitoring light usage, room occupancy, motor on/off status, state changes, pulse signals, and more.

HOBOware 3.3. is available immediately from Onset on CD (for US$99, including a USB cable) and via download ($89). For more info go to http://www.onsetcomp.com/products/software .