Lascar EL-USB-1 Data Logger vs Eupry
We have made this comparison to highlight the main differences between Lascar EL-USB-1 Datalogger and Eupry Premium. We hope that the comparison will clarify which one of the solutions will be the right choice for your organisation. Furthermore we hope it will clarify what differentiate Eupry’s WiFi temperature Data Loggers with many of the competing solutions.
As mentioned, this article will focus one of the most popular temperature logger from Lascar: The EL-USB-1 datalogger. Lascar is based in the UK and is specialised in USB dataloggers for a number of uses, such as datalogging of temperatures, humidity, air quality, voltage etc.
The comparison will focus on relevant criteria. These are: Calibration, alarm functions, setup, support, data transfer, measuring range and settings. As this article will show, there are similarities but also a number of of key areas where there are major differences.
· Eupry’s WiFi temperature data loggers can send alarms via SMS and email
· It is possible to monitor data easily from an app or web browser with Eupry.
· Eupry provides free annual calibration by providing an instant device replacement.
· Eupry’s subscription plans provide an ongoing support.
· Eupry’s wireless data logger automatically sends data to the cloud.
· With Eupry, a single click can change the settings on all your data loggers at once.
· If you have a small setup and it is not important that temperatures are sometimes exceeded, you should go for a USB data logger.
Calibration of data loggers
Calibration is about ensuring that measurements are performed correctly so you can rely on them. With a well-executed calibration, it is ensured that your data loggers measure the same values as all other data loggers. Read more about the importance of calibration here.
The majority of data loggers on the market do not include a calibration service. This means that customers have to use their supplier or a third party to ensure that their devices are calibrated each year. In cases where users forget or simply miss the annual calibration deadline, there is a risk of reduction in accuracy and reliability. For companies working within food or pharmaceutical industries this could potentially lead to non-compliances with GDP (Good Distribution Practices).
A standard calibration of a USB datalogger will typically cost € 70-90 per unit. The process can take up to 4-8 days during which customers have to arrange alternative solutions. E.g. by having spare data loggers in place.
Eupry relies on a subscription-based concept where Eupry once a year replace data loggers with new, calibrated loggers and take the previous loggers back to the calibration. This annual service is included in the premium subscription fee. In the standard subscription, this service is limited to three data loggers per year.
The data loggers are calibrated calibration laboratory using systematic and validated procedures. The laboratory is accredited according to the internationally recognised ISO / IEC 17025 standard for calibration laboratories. This accreditation is recognised by almost all European countries. Regular inspections performed by the approved accreditation body, DANAK guarantees that Eupry offers highly accurate calibrations. Read more about how Eupry calibrate here.