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The safe and flexible choice for environmental monitoring

More than 75 years of industry-leading experience in environmental measurement technology gives Vaisala a unique insight into the needs of numerous customer applications. Its viewLinc Continuous Monitoring System for the life sciences just got even better in reducing the risks posed to critical assets and work areas by environmental deviations – thanks to its new wireless capabilities.

The life sciences are an area of increasing strategic importance for Vaisala and the company is committed to offering solutions that are easy to install, easy to deploy, easy to use, and easy to expand – while at the same time providing best-in-class measurement performance for what can be very stringent operating environments and regulatory compliance needs. The viewLinc system is typical of this approach.

Building on what the system already offered, Vaisala has now extended its capabilities by adding Wi-Fi connectivity, making it even easier and quicker to install, particularly at existing sites. Humidity and temperature transmitters or other data loggers can now be located, relocated, or added wherever they are needed at very short notice.

System integration has always been a priority and, thanks to the use of standard components throughout, a viewLinc system can be validated in just a couple of days compared to the weeks or months other systems can need – just another factor reducing the total cost of ownership.

The viewLinc system is ideal for warehouses, laboratories, cold rooms, stability areas, clean rooms, blood and tissue banks, critical manufacturing areas… wherever Vaisala’s life science customers need it in fact.

Easy, real-time access anywhere

Data, however accurate and comprehensive, is only useful when the right people can access it precisely when they need it. This is why the viewLinc system is built on secure browserbased accessibility, which enables users to remotely tap into a complete range of applications, all the way from one local site to multifacility installations.

Browser-based access also lets users create custom reports on demand. Reports that are needed on a regular basis can be generated automatically and delivered by email to a preset schedule. Alarms are also easy to configure and automate, and remote and local alerts can be sent when conditions no longer meet agreed parameters – via text, phone, pager, PC, buzzer, lights, or third party responders.

Easy, real-time access anywhere

Vaisala’s range of sensor options meets and exceeds industry standards for accuracy and reliability, providing extra assurance between calibration intervals. A single recorder can monitor temperature, relative humidity, and analogue sensor input, while external channels can handle inputs for recording differential pressure, CO2, light, particulate concentrations, conductivity, and more.

viewLinc is ideal for a wide variety of locations, particularly GxP/FDA-regulated applications and environments that contain high-value products. Environmental data is recorded and monitored in real-time and backed up with triple redundancy to ensure that no data is lost during unexpected failures.

Historical data is retained in a secure format for review and reporting and provides an audit trail that records all interactions with the system for complete compliance with even the toughest regulatory and accreditation requirements.

> Jan Grönblad
(Published in HighTech Finland 2013)