ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB Data Logger vs Eupry

 

This comparison has been made to help you find the right equipment whether you work in a laboratory, pharmacy, transport company or within the food sector.

In this post, we will compare Eupry’s data loggers with a popular data logger from ELPRO: The LIBERO TI1 USB data logger.

ELPRO is based in Switzerland and is specialised in monitoring solutions and data loggers, especially for cold chain storage in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.

So, what are the differences between the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data logger and a WiFi data logger from Eupry? This article will show that besides some similarities, there are a number of key areas where you will find major differences between the two devices.

 

Highlights

  • Eupry provides free annual calibration by providing an instant device replacement.
  • Eupry’s WiFi temperature data logger sends alarms via SMS and email when temperature limits are exceeded.
  • Monitor data easily from an app or web browser with Eupry.
  • Eupry’s subscription plans provide an ongoing and proactive support.
  • Eupry’s wireless data logger automatically sends data to servers which prevents loss of data.
  • With Eupry, a single click can change the settings on all your data loggers at once, saving countless hours.
  • If you have a small setup and it is not important that temperatures are sometimes exceeded, you should go for a USB data logger from ELPRO.
  • If you have other needs than temperature logging, you should go for a USB data logger from ELPRO.

 

Calibration

To ensure temperature loggers accuracy and reliability regular inspections are crucial. Most data loggers on the market do not include a calibration service, meaning that each year customers will have to use their supplier or a third party to ensure that their devices are calibrated. If a user forgets or miss the annual calibration deadline, there is a risk of reduction in accuracy and reliability, or more crucial deviations from the quality system. This could potentially lead to non-compliance with GDP (Good Distribution Practices) if the company is working within the food or pharmaceutical industries.

If a calibration service is not included, the customer would typically have to pay 70-90€ per USB data logger for a standard calibration. This is an annual spend that is often forgotten when different data logger solutions are compared. Furthermore, the process can take up to 4-8 days, during which customers will have to arrange alternative solutions, e.g. by having spare data loggers in place.

 

Eupry’s customers will not have to worry about calibration deadlines because Eupry is based on a subscription-service concept where data loggers will be replaced with new, calibrated loggers once a year. This annual service is included in the premium and standard subscription fee. In the standard subscription, this service is limited to three data loggers per year. 

Furthermore, with Eupry the data loggers are calibrated in a state-of-the art calibration laboratory using systematic and validated procedures. The laboratory is accredited according to the internationally recognised ISO / IEC 17025 standard for calibration laboratories, which is recognised by almost all European countries. Eupry can guarantee highly accurate calibrations, as well as an exceptional level of expertise which is ensured by regular inspections performed by the approved accreditation body, DANAK.

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Alarm

The ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data logger comes with a visual alarm type, which will inform the user if the temperature exceeds the allowed limits. This won’t help much though if the logger is placed out of sight inside a refrigerator, a freezer, an incubator or in a distant storage room. Furthermore, if the alarm goes off outside working hours, the user won’t a chance to react either.

Eupry offers a different solution. With Eupry, users will receive an alarm via SMS and/or email ensuring that they are notified instantly when temperature-limits are exceeded. Users can therefore react in real time instead of having to discover too late that goods have been ruined by a critically high or critically low temperature, which is often followed by time consuming deviation reporting.

  • With Eupry’s WiFi data logger, users will be notified instantly via SMS and/or email when temperature-limits are exceeded

Support

With the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB logger you will get a manual to help you set up the system, which is the limit on the support you can receive. With Eupry, you will have access to a dedicated online support centre as well as fully trained staff available to call or email whenever you might need help. If needed, the user can also allow the Eupry staff to access the system and thereby assist with setting up and configuring the data loggers.

 

Setup

With the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data loggers a lot of time will have to be spent performing custom configurations every time data is exported – especially during deployment. With Eupry however, you can change the settings on all of the data loggers at once with a single click. This is possible because the settings are changed directly from Eupry’s web application.

Furthermore, Eupry web application is separated into three levels; users, locations and profiles where an unlimited number of users can be added. Here users are also able to adjust permissions to ensure that every user only have access to exactly the data they need.

 

Multiple locations

With the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data loggers it is possible to have different user-permission levels, but you can’t manage several locations at the same time.

With Eupry’s system on the other hand, as an owner, you can manage several locations and multiple data loggers at each location at the same time. This is possible because you are able to grant users access to different locations with user-permission levels. You can also choose which users should have access to which locations and loggers and therefore be able to enforce a strict control of the Eupry setup.

This feature is important to remember when comparing prices of data logger systems, because the same Eupry software can be used at numerous locations instead of just one. The feature is especially relevant for larger laboratories and pharmacy chains where a quality manager manages several laboratories or pharmacies.

Measuring range

Both systems guarantees a +/- 0.5°C accuracy and both will often be even more accurate. The standard measuring range of the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data logger is between -35°C to +70°C.

The standard range of Eupry’s WiFi data loggers are -50 to +50 and -90°C to +150°C with probes installed. You will therefore be able to accurately handle everything from ultra-low temperature freezers, to high temperature incubators with Eupry WiFi data loggers.

 

Data Transfer

Every two weeks users will have to empty the memory of ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data loggers in order to avoid data that data is not recorded due to insufficient memory. With Eupry you won’t have to worry about losing data or have to spend time emptying the data logger’s memory every few weeks. Eupry’s wireless data logger automatically sends and stores all data in our servers.

The data is stored in an ISO9001/ISO27001 certified environment for up to 5 years, where you are able to quickly access documentation if needed.

 

Bottom Line

There is no doubt that both the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data logger and Eupry’s WiFi data loggers are very good at their main jobs. The biggest differences between the two systems are in the service, the support and the bonus features. With Eupry you are guaranteed a free annual replacement of your data loggers and an ongoing support which are included in the subscription price. With the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data logger you need to pay an annual fee for calibration and the offered support is limited.

 

We aim to be as objective as we can in this article to give a fair comparison between the ELPRO LIBERO TI1 USB data logger and Eupry Premium.

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