Xsensior Lite Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the Xsensior Lite product.
No. Xsensior Lite supports Microsoft Windows only, so it will not work on Linux machines. The network attached devices, such as the AVTECH Room Alert range and AKCP ranges will work.
Xsensior only allows one level of alert, though you can change the alert text to indicate the level of the message. You can send a Test email to check the settings but there is no mechanism to schedule a Test message every week.
Yes. Xsensior Lite supports Windows XP, Windows 7 Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as well as the server software Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
Yes. The Xsensior Lite is able to send alerts to the Windows Event Log. You can specify whatever text you want using the built in templating language so you can specify whatever text you like. A continuous export feature has also been added for writing the last reading out to a CSV file. The software and product are available for sale now.
The sensor is pre-calibrated when manufactured.
Xsensior Lite connects to a USB port on a PC and does not support SNMP, nor does it have a command line interface. Email alerts can be raised by Xsensior Lite and the actual data values can be exported in CSV format. The upcoming Xsensior Lite version 1.2 software release (due first week of March 2011) supports automated exporting of values to a CSV file as well as an alert action for creating entries in the Windows Event Log. Many systems management products are able to gather Windows Event... Read more
The Xsensior Lite has not been tested on vmware esxi4.x, though my understanding is that it will not work because vmware doesn't support USB pass through. We do use Oracle Virtual Box, a virtualisation system similar to VMWare, as part of our routine testing to test the software on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. We know that Xsensior Lite does not work on Windows Virtual PC because the USB events don't propogate from the host server through to... Read more
No XSensior Lite does not require any special drivers to be installed. Xsensior Lite does work on 64 bit Windows like Windows 2008 Server R2 albeit running as a 32 bit program.
Yes. Windows Server 2008 R2 is routinely used to test Xsensior Lite before release.
The Xsensior Lite software uses the SMTP standard for sending emails. You need to enter the details of your SMTP server into the Xsensior Lite configuration, usually just the IP address/domain name. If your SMTP server requires authentication (and if it is outward facing on the Internet you really should) then you'll also need to enter your user name and password on the advanced configuration tab. If your existing email client is using SMTP to send emails like Thunderbird then replicate your... Read more
There is no direct API but there is a continuous export feature which would allow you to integrate the Xsensior Lite with your software. The continuous export feature writes out the latest data out to a CSV file so that it can be read by a third party program.
The Xsensior Lite will only send email alerts when the temperature is outside your defined range. The continuous setting means that the emails will be sent at predefined intervals until acknowledged. If the continuous setting is not set, then you would only receive one alert email.
The Xsensior Lite draws its power from the USB port and therefore needs to be connected to a PC for it to work.
Yes. Xsensior Lite can send alerts to more than one email address, you simply have to type in the email addresses separated by commas.
The Xsensior Lite's operating range is -30 to 70°C so the thermowell operating temperature of 121°C is well over the unit's operating temperature range.