Vernier Software & Technology Announces Wireless Sensors for Science and STEM Education
Wireless Sensors Provide Innovative Technology for Student Instruction Using iPad and Other Mobile Devices
BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 7, 2014 – Building upon its award-winning collection of data-collection technologies for STEM education, Vernier Software & Technology is changing the way students collect scientific data during classroom investigations with the launch of two new wireless sensor families: Go WirelessTM sensors and NODE+ wireless sensors. Go Wireless Temp, the first in a family of wireless sensors designed and engineered by Vernier, collects temperature data when used with an iOS device. Vernier will also carry NODE+ wireless sensors, which are compatible with Graphical AnalysisTM for iPad® and a collection of iOS and AndroidTM apps from Variable, Inc.
“Years ago, we could only dream of sensor technology that was both wireless and affordable for education,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “Today, advances in technology have made it possible for our engineers to design Go Wireless Temp, a temperature sensor that communicates with devices such as iPad, iPod touch®, or Vernier LabQuest® 2.”
Go Wireless Temp is a rugged, stainless-steel temperature sensor. Its durability, temperature range and wireless capability make it ideal for a variety of classroom experiments using iOS devices. The new sensor allows students to explore temperature in the environment and in systems such as fish tanks, greenhouses, thermal mugs, or heating and cooling devices.
Go Wireless Temp is supported by a free iOS app. With a quick setup, this simple app allows students to view and record temperature readings. The sensor is also compatible with Graphical Analysis for iPad, which is currently available for purchase on the App Store. Using this app, students can save data, perform curve fits, annotate graphs, perform statistical calculations and export data for further analysis.
Vernier has also partnered with Variable, Inc., to offer NODE+ wireless sensors. Educators can use NODE+ with Graphical Analysis for iPad and a variety of apps from Variable, Inc. These innovative, wireless sensors allow students to explore concepts in topics such as Earth science, environmental science and physical science using mobile devices. Sensor modules for temperature, light, relative humidity, and more are available from Vernier.
To learn more about Go Wireless Temp and NODE+ wireless sensors, visit www.vernier.com.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 33 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier is a U.S.-based company, with offices in Europe and Asia and dealers servicing more than 130 countries, that creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Vernier’s business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit www.vernier.com.
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