Frequently Asked Questions about the Xsensior Lite product.
No. Xsensior Lite supports Microsoft Windows only, so it will not work on Linux machines.
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.
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.
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.
No. XSensior Lite does not require any special drivers to be installed.
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.
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.
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.
Xsensior Lite is able to continuously export the current reading to a CSV file. You can monitor the CSV and read the most recent value from it.
There is no published limit for the number of email addresses that you can use. Practically speaking on a modern computer there is no practical limit.The Xsensior Lite itself cannot be accessed remotely, though if you can view the PC using a remote control solution, then it would be possible to take over the desktop and view it that way.
If you have an internet connection the Room Alert 3 Wi-Fi will be ideal for this application, and in fact will also alert you if the temperature drops too much and you'd be able to check the temperature online using the GoToMyDevice.com cloud service.
Yes. Xsensior will work on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012.
Yes. Multiple Xsensior Lite temperature only and temperature / humidity monitors can be plugged into the same PC.