​ Personal gas monitor gets Wi-Fi upgrade

30 January 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202017705

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COMTEST, the local representative of Industrial Scientific, a global leader in gas detection, has on announced a Wi-Fi battery option for the Ventis Pro5 personal gas monitor.

This connectivity alternative provides safety managers with a way to get real-time location data and alarm events from Ventis Pro gas detectors to cloud-based iNet Now software using Wi-Fi infrastructure.

​ Personal gas monitor gets Wi-Fi upgrade

“With iNet Now, supervisors gain instant visibility into their operations, regardless of location. Monitor teams, receive real-time alarm notifications, create compliance reports, and more from the intuitive user interface,” the company said in a statement.

It claims the new Wi-Fi battery will last 16 hours on a single charge and is compatible with existing chargers and DSX Docking Stations.

“Existing Ventis Pro5 customers can easily convert to wirelessly-connected Wi-Fi monitors by switching the battery. No need to buy a new instrument or additional gateways.”

For customers without existing Ventis Pro monitors, the Wi-Fi battery can be configured as part of any new detector.

Another new feature for the Ventis Pro5, is the availability of a hydrocarbon IR sensor, ideal for use in inerting because, unlike a catalytic bead sensor, it does not require oxygen to detect combustible gases. The sensor has a range of 0-100% LEL and a resolution of 1%.

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