A US company has developed a wireless sensor card that introduces a new concept for performing measurement and analysis, known as the “instrumentation cloud”. Cores Electronic’s Tag4M WiFi sensor tag no longer relies on software running on a specific PC. Instead, it transmits data the Internet and uses Web pages as “instruments” that can be accessed by any device that that can surf the Web, including mobile phones.
According to Cores’ president, Marius Ghercioiu, the tag “heralds a new way of collecting real-world data where we are throwing off the chains that bind us to specific hardware and software. Most wireless sensor units currently on the market are designed to work in local mode with a computer running a specific software application. In contrast, we designed the Tag4M to interface with a Web page, which can be hosted on any Web-enabled hardware, whether in your pocket or across the country.
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