Room Alert 3e vs 3s
What is the difference between a Room Alert 3e and a Room Alert 3s? The products look the same but there are quite a few differences under the hood.
The Room Alert 3E was first released by AVTECH Software all the way back in October 2012. I remember it well. The afterglow of the London Olympics hadn't yet worn off and AVTECH release what was to become their biggest selling environment monitor.
The Room Alert 3S has the same form factor as the Room Alert 3E and supports the same number and types of sensors but has been upgraded substantially to support encrypted communications. The Room Alert 3E does not encrypt the traffic on the network meaning that somebody with a network sniffer would be able to read the traffic without any problems. This is especially unhelpful when traffic is sent to the RoomAlert.com cloud service.
Thankfully, the Room Alert 3S solves the potential security problems by encoding the network traffic using industrial grade encryption. Now the traffic cannot be easily snooped upon either inside your network or outside of it. This helps because a lot of web browsers are becoming much more picky about browsing to unencrypted web pages. And understandably so.
Room Alert 3S vs 3E Feature Summary
The Room Alert 3S is an excellent addition to the Room Alert family using the same form factor as the Room Alert 3E but with the addition of industrial grade network encryption.